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SEA Games: Sam Catantan, fencing team claim women’s team foil silver


Philippines' Maxine Isabel Esteban (L) competes with Singapore's Denyse Chan Wan Jing in the women's foil team fencing final during the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on May 17, 2022. (Photo by TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP) / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by TANG CHHIN SOTHY has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Denyse Chan Wan Jing] instead of [Cheung Kemei]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”

Philippines’ Maxine Isabel Esteban (L) competes with Singapore’s Denyse Chan Wan Jing in the women’s foil team fencing final during the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on May 17, 2022. (Photo by TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP) 

MANILA, Philippines — After winning gold in the individual foil, Sam Catantan led the Philippine fencing team’s silver medal finish in the women’s team foil of the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday at Hanoi Indoor Games Palace in Vietnam.

Catantan, Maxine Esteban, Wilhemina Lozada, and Justine Gail Tinio yielded to Singapore in the final, 33-28, settling for a silver medal.

The quartet unleashed its dominance in the semifinal with a 45-26 rout of Thailand, earlier.

Esteban, Catantan, Lozada, and Tinio placed third in the 2019 edition, sharing the bronze with Thailand.

Two days ago, Catantan won the gold in the women’s individual foil.

Meanwhile, the Philippine men’s epee team was ousted by Thailand, 45-42, in the elimination round.

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