Thrilling win for Centeno: ‘I thought I lost the gold’

first_imgChezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Roommates here and close friends back home, Rubilen Amit and Chezka Centeno vowed that they never, ever, talked about their duel in the final.“We talked about many things, including the Mayweather-McGregor fight, but no, we didn’t talk about the final match,” said the soft-spoken Centeno in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT She went on to become part of the national team, winning gold medal in the 2015 Shanghai Open.Her career reached another peak when she beat Amit for the gold in the Singapore SEA Games two years ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “I was rooting for McGregor, but he lost,” added the back-to-back SEA Games champion from Zamboanga City.On the pool table Sunday afternoon, she was the winner. But not before a big fright.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I thought I lost the gold when she also went on a hill. I didn’t expect it to turn out that way,” said Centeno, who edged Amit, 7-6.READ: Centeno wins gold, Amit settles for silver anew in women’s 9-ball Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img She said she has learned a lot from the two-time World 10-ball champion.“Champ (Amit) is a great player,” said said. “I learned a lot from her. Like her safety shots.”Fortunately for Centeno, Amit didn’t play safe in the 13th rack and gave away a clear table en route to the gold.READ: ‘Disappointed’ Amit says Centeno deserves the goldThe 18-year-old Centeno came in the spotlight when as an 11-year-old she competed in the Philippine National Games in Dumaguete in 2010.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Takahashi gives PH its 2nd gold in judo, shocks Thai champ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony View commentslast_img

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