By: Elena Grace Flores
Philippine shooters dominated the recently-concluded Australasia 2016 in Surabaya, Indonesia. The guys just made it big. The Filipino top shooters garnered a total of 56 gold medals, 15 silver medals, and 7 bronze medals at the four-day tournament, rising to the top among 480 competitors from 20 countries.
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According to Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA) President Jack Enrile, champion shooters Jethro Dionisio and Jeufro “Jag” Lejano will bring home three gold medals with three trophies each, out of the 56 gold medals won by the 101-strong shooting team.
Forty out of the 56 gold medals were from team awards, based on aggregated scores from individual performances.
“PPSA and the entire nation is thankful to all the members of the Philippine shooting team. Once again you made all Filipinos proud,” Enrile said.