Skip to main content »

Cordilleran Athletes Win Three Gold Medals in International Muay Thai Championship

Cordilleran athletes from Baguio City secure three gold medals in the International Muay Thai Championship, held in Thailand.

 |  2 min read

Cordilleran athletes from Baguio City sweep three gold medals in the International Muay Thai Championship.

In the world of Muay Thai, where grit and skill are paramount, three young girls from Baguio City have emerged as rising stars. Krisha S. Facsoy, Audhrie Mae D. Bacod, and Nanet M. Sumbang, all students at Happy Hollow National High School, have showcased their prowess on the international stage at the 5th Pro-Am World Muay Thai Championship held in Pattaya, Thailand from March 11 to 15, 2024.

Impressive Debut on the Global Stage

Despite being newcomers to the sport, Facsoy, Bacod, and Sumbang displayed exceptional talent and determination, securing gold medals in their respective weight categories. Facsoy triumphed in the 48 kg category, Bacod excelled in the 55 kg category, and Sumbang emerged victorious in the 42 kg bracket. Their remarkable achievements are a testament to their dedication and the quality of training they have received.

Nurturing Young Talent

Guiding these young athletes is their coach, Francisco Wangag, whose expertise and guidance have been instrumental in their success. Under Wangag's tutelage, Facsoy, Bacod, and Sumbang have honed their skills and developed the mental fortitude required to compete at the highest level. Wangag's commitment to nurturing talent has not only produced champions but has also instilled in his students the values of discipline and perseverance.

Local Heroes Inspiring Future Generations

Hailing from Baguio City, known for its rich martial arts culture, these girls have become local heroes, inspiring other aspiring athletes in their community. Their achievements serve as a reminder that with dedication and hard work, anything is possible. By representing their school and city on the international stage, Facsoy, Bacod, and Sumbang have brought pride to their hometown and inspired a new generation of athletes to pursue their dreams fearlessly.

Versatility and Ambition

Looking ahead, Bacod and Facsoy are gearing up for the upcoming CARAA meet in Apayao, where they will showcase their talents in different martial arts disciplines. Bacod will compete in Pencak Silat, while Facsoy will participate in Wushu Sanda, demonstrating their versatility and ambition beyond Muay Thai. Their willingness to challenge themselves in new arenas underscores their determination to excel in any endeavor they pursue.

Conclusion: A Bright Future Ahead

Krisha S. Facsoy, Audhrie Mae D. Bacod, and Nanet M. Sumbang have proven themselves as formidable competitors in the world of Muay Thai. Their success on the international stage is a testament to their talent, dedication, and the support they receive from their coach and community. As they continue to hone their skills and pursue their dreams, the future looks incredibly bright for these young athletes from Baguio City.

Your limitation - it's only your imagination.

Sharing is caring, kailian!

We do hope you find something great in this story. If you find this helpful, please do share it with the people you care about.

Igorotage is a platform for people to share their thoughts and ideas. The views expressed on Igorotage are the opinions of the individual users, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Igorotage.


Sign in to share your thoughts. No account yet?

What to learn next?

You might also like to read more related articles filed under Sports — or jump to a random article!

Sports Surprise me

Baguio JKrayonz Dance Crew: Philippines' Representatives at United Dance Organization-Asia Pacific

Baguio JKrayonz Dance Crew to represent the Philippines at United Dance Organization-Asia Pacific in Thailand.

Mar 10 · 3 min read

Woman Arrested for Cutting off Husband's Penis in Baguio City

Woman arrested in Baguio City for cutting husband's penis out of jealousy; his penis was later reattached.

Jul 9 · 3 min read

Igorot Boxer Hergie Bacyadan Secures Spot in Paris Olympics 2024

Igorot boxer and LGBTQ+ advocate Hergie Bacyadan qualifies for Paris Olympics, achieving her Olympic dream.

Ora in Sports
Jun 2 · 2 min read

Baguio City's Inigo Anton Secures Bronze at International Auto Gymkhana Event

Witness the triumph of Inigo Anton, Baguio City's Igorot racer, as he secures the bronze medal at the international auto gymkhana event.

Apr 27 · 2 min read

Maria Angela Yabut Represents Baguio City in International Biology Olympiad

Maria Angela Yabut, a bright talent from Baguio City, aims to champion biology at the International Biology Olympiad, bringing pride to her city.

Apr 8 · 3 min read

Elderly Man Short on Bus Fare to Baguio: What the Conductor Did Next is Heartwarming

Elderly man bound for Baguio City falls short on fare. Witness the heartwarming tale of what the bus conductor did next.

Mar 24 · 4 min read

CordilleRUN and Fun Bike for a Cause and Peace in Baguio City Raises Support for Charity Works

CordilleRUN and Fun Bike event in Baguio City raises funds for special needs children, promoting unity and collaboration for positive change.

Mar 24 · 2 min read

Baguio City: The Wealthiest City Outside Metro Manila

Baguio was the wealthiest city outside Metro Manila, per PSA data. Discover what it means for residents and its impact on the local community.

Mar 18 · 4 min read

Mark Sangiao and the Legacy of Team Lakay

Mark Sangiao leads Team Lakay to prominence in Baguio City's MMA community and beyond in Asia. Explore their legacy and impact on martial arts.

Mar 17 · 6 min read

Army Soldier Shoots Wife's Alleged Lover in Baguio City

A Philippine Army soldier shoots a security guard trespassing their Baguio City apartment, unaware it was his cheating wife's alleged lover.

Mar 7 · 2 min read