Leigh Andee Rodriguez won the gold medal in the junior finweight category to banner the successful campaign of the NTU-Tigers in the Batang Pinoy National Finals in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Rodriguez, a bronze medalist in the 3rd Asian Cadet Championships held in Amman, Jordan, was up against some of the national team members.
Team Baguio retains
It was mission accomplished for team Baguio as it retained the overall title and the P3-million windfall in the Batang Pinoy National Finals that ended over the weekend.
Baguio closed the sporting meet with a 14-gold medal haul during Friday’s games in five sports events, bringing its total haul to 61 gold, 48 silver and 63 bronze medals and successfully defended the title it won last year.
Though the number of gold medal haul is fewer compared to last year, Baguio remains the overall champion, with head of delegate and city sports coordinator Gaudencio Gonzales praising the young athletes for a job well done.