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Young archer secures silver

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- (UPDATED) A teenage archer has secured the Philippines' second silver medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games following a gutsy performance at the Synthetic Turf Field at the KL Sports City here.

Nicole Tagle, a 15-year-old from Dumaguete City, showed nerves of steel in advancing to the finals of the women's individual recurve archery event, where she put up a superb fight before eventually falling to Indonesia's Diananda Choiruninsa on Sunday.

Nicole Tagle with marathoner Mary Joy Tabal. Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News
Tagle led 4-2 at the end of the third set after shooting 10-9-10, but could only put up a 9-10-8 in the fourth set while her opponent shot a 10-10-9.

It was in the fifth set that Tagle succumbed, shooting a six in her second arrow that doomed her chances.

"I did my best," a beaming Tagle said after the medal ceremony, as she proudly held up her silver. "I think it was just God telling me that I can't get that (the gold) because I need more time, I need more practice."

Author: Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/08/20/17/sea-games-young-archer-secures-silver

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