Thrilling win for Centeno: ‘I thought I lost the gold’

first_imgBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Takahashi gives PH its 2nd gold in judo, shocks Thai champ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies She went on to become part of the national team, winning gold medal in the 2015 Shanghai Open.Her career reached another peak when she beat Amit for the gold in the Singapore SEA Games two years ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees “I was rooting for McGregor, but he lost,” added the back-to-back SEA Games champion from Zamboanga City.On the pool table Sunday afternoon, she was the winner. But not before a big fright.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I thought I lost the gold when she also went on a hill. I didn’t expect it to turn out that way,” said Centeno, who edged Amit, 7-6.READ: Centeno wins gold, Amit settles for silver anew in women’s 9-ball She said she has learned a lot from the two-time World 10-ball champion.“Champ (Amit) is a great player,” said said. “I learned a lot from her. Like her safety shots.”Fortunately for Centeno, Amit didn’t play safe in the 13th rack and gave away a clear table en route to the gold.READ: ‘Disappointed’ Amit says Centeno deserves the goldThe 18-year-old Centeno came in the spotlight when as an 11-year-old she competed in the Philippine National Games in Dumaguete in 2010.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Roommates here and close friends back home, Rubilen Amit and Chezka Centeno vowed that they never, ever, talked about their duel in the final.“We talked about many things, including the Mayweather-McGregor fight, but no, we didn’t talk about the final match,” said the soft-spoken Centeno in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more