Paulo Panduma of Valencia City, Bukidnon bagged the gold in elementary boys javelin throw event while Northern Mindanao’s sepak junior team from Bonbon Elementary School in Cagayan de Oro swept all its matches to win the gold bringing the region’s gold haul to six with just a couple of days left in the ongoing Palarong Pambansa in Davao City.
Panduma threw the javelin at a distance of 49.71 meters, nearly 3 meters farther from the second placer from Cordillera Autonomous Region.
Meanwhile, Northern Mindanao’s sepak takraw elementary boys team defeated Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, 21-15, 21-15 in the finals for the gold. The team finished Palaro 2019 undefeated. They previously won over Central Luzon (21-9, 21-9), Bicol Region (15-21, 21-12, 21-15) and Eastern Visayas (24-25, 21-9, 21-13).
As of 7:04pm, May 2, Northern Mindanao now has 6 golds, 21 silvers and 19 bronze medals. See the latest medal tally below.