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Twelve-year-old Venjay Lacondazo of Region I bested 33 other contenders to snatch the gold in the finals of the Long Jump competition, Elementary Boys Division at RVM Sports Complex, April 22.

Lacondazo and Norman Nano of Calabarzon registered identical distance of 5.36 meters but based on their previous jumps, the officials declared the former the champion.

Richmar Villaluz of Western Visayas settled for third with 5.29 meters.

In an interview, the jubilant Ilocano grader said that his parents were his inspiration in the competitions and that he dedicates his to them.

“Venjay is very determined to win and he underwent a very rigid training, that’s why he really deserves to win,” Lacondazo’s coach stated.


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