Men’s 9-Ball singles finals net 2nd Asiad gold for RP

Men’s 9-Ball singles finals net 2nd Asiad gold for RP

A former fisherman from Surigao del Sur scored the country’s second gold medal in the ongoing 16th Asian Games (Asiad) in Guangzhou, China.

Dennis Orcollo disposed Korean Jeong young Hwa in the semifinals and then defeated compatriot Warren Kiamco in an all-Filipino finals duel in the men’s 9-Ball singles at the Asian Games Town Gymnasium.

Orcollo was formerly ranked World No. 1 in the sports and was the recent winner of the San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest 9-Ball tournament held in Manila. His gold finish followed that of Filipino bowler Biboy Rivera, who scored the country’s first gold medal in the Asiad last Monday.

The Philippines is now ranked 11th in the over-all standings with 2 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals. The country is trying to improve its 18th place finish in Doha, Qatar Asiad, where it won 4 gold, 6 silver and 9 bronze medals.