For the fourth time in a row, the city’s delegation to this year’s Batang Pinoy (BP) was triumphant snatching the overall crown by garnering a total of 193 medals (82 gold, 52 silver, 59 bronze) in the prestigious tournament. City Sports Office deputy chief Paul Rillorta said the Summer Capital sent 561 athletes (aged 17 years and below) including 61 coaches to the BP games held on December 17 to 22 in several venues in Metro Manila, Tagaytay and Laguna.

Baguio’s delegation displayed their athletic prowess in the 22 events featured in the Batang Pinoy games. Meanwhile, the city’s team to the Philippine National Games (PNG) 2023, held simultaneously with the BP games and at the same venues, placed third with a total of 123 hard-earned medals (34 gold, 41 silver, 48 bronze), Rillorta disclosed.

The Baguio team came close behind the delegations of Pasig and Mandaluyong. The city’s PNG delegation numbered 316 athletes (18 years old and above) joined by 54 coaches where they
participated in the PNG’s 23 athletic events. Both the BP and PNG delegations were led by City
Sports Office chief Gaudencio Gonzales, Jr. who congratulated the athletes and coaches for their remarkable feat that has not only brought honor to themselves and their families but to the entire city of Baguio as well. He also thanked the city government led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong for its allout and continued support to local athletes and coaches.

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