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Most bemedalled wushu-taulo athlete: Parantac eyes gold in last SEAG appearance
by Harley F. Palangchao

BAGUIO WUSHU-TAULO PRIDE -- Philippine Wushu National Team member Daniel Parantac of Baguio, one of the most bemedalled taulo athletes of his time, will be making his last appearance in international games when he represents the country in the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Manila from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. -- IWUF photo

Cordillera’s most bemedalled wushu-taulo athlete Daniel Parantac will be making his last international appearance when he leads the Philippine Wushu-Taulo Team in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, which opens in the country, Nov. 30.

The 28-year-old Parantac of Baguio, who traces his roots to Sadanga, Mountain Province, has represented the Philippines in various international wushu competitions and won medals.

Before hanging up his swords, Parantac hopes to deliver his third gold medal for the Philippines in SEAG.

He won one gold and one silver in the 2013 SEAG in Napyidaw, Myanmar. He also won one gold and two silver medals in the 2015 SEAG in Singapore.

He likewise clinched a silver medal in the 2011 SEAG in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Overall, the University of the Cordilleras pride has won 11 international medals for the Philippines since 2011.

He won silver and a bronze in 2013 World Wushu Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and a bronze medal in the same world tournament in Ankara, Turkey in 2011.

Parantac, at age 25, was one of the three Filipino athletes who won silver in the 2014 Asian Games in Korea, where the Philippines ranked 22nd with one gold, three silver, and 11 bronze medals.

The Baguio athlete has reaped several awards conferred by the Philippine Sportswriters Association and other award-giving bodies to outstanding Filipino athletes.

Parantac was named Athlete of the Year at the 2013 Ka-fagway Sports Achievers Award.

 
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