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Ngina earns second gold, silver in IFMA worlds

TEAM BAGSIK has two Baguio fighters in Exel Ali Ngina and Clark Fatit. Right standing is coach Edzel Ngina, while coach Billy Alumno is at fourth right. Photo from coach Precious Delarmino

Baguio boy and the son of a muay Thai legend Edel Ali Ngina made his mark in the IFMA Youth World Championships 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as he accounted for two of the country’s seven golds with a day left in the two week event.

Ngina Friday secured the gold in the 14-15 junior male waikru (solo) but settled for the bronze in the 14-15 60 kilogram category of combat after falling to his Hungarian opponent.

The Baguio City High School grade 10 Ngina earlier earned the gold in 14-15 years old junior male mae mai muay thai doubles with Clark Fatit who is eyeing a gold in the 13-14 40 kg division against a Russian foe.

The Grade 9 from Valley National High School Fatit punched his way to the finals late Wednesday afternoon by beating homegrown Ashley Kar Kit Chow in the third round of the 14-15 years old – 40 kilogram category.

As of Friday, the team has earned seven gold medals, four silver and two bronze.

The event started last August 9 and runs until the 21st where competitions will be in all youth weight divisions in the combat side, as well as both individual and mixed team events for wi kru and mai muay disciplines. Pigeon Lobien

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