Wushu: Agatha Wong out to improve medal finish at Asian Games 2023

Agatha Wong brought home a bronze medal from the Asian Games five years ago.

The nation’s top taolu specialist hopes to return to the Philippines anew with another medal around her neck.

Wong will compete in the wushu competitions of the 19th Asian Games at the Xiaoshan Guali Sports Centre on Sunday, September 24, aiming for no less than another podium finish in the women’s women’s taijiquan and taijijian (sword play) all-around.

Agatha Wong of the Philippines [photo credit: Agatha Wong Instagram]
Agatha Wong of the Philippines [photo credit: Agatha Wong Instagram]

Agatha Wong’s road to the Asian Games

Prior to her trip to the Zhejiang province capital, the five-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist was busy juggling her time between training and medical school.

“Training while studying is tough. You have to balance everything,” Wong, a freshman at the UERM Memorial Medical Center in Manila, stated.

She won a pair of taijiquan gold medals in the SEA Games and two more in the taijijian event before wushu federation officials decided to merge both events beginning at the Cambodia SEA Games early this year.

The 25-year-old beauty still aced the combined events with a fifth SEAG gold in Phnom Penh last May, making Wong a worthy medal prospect in tomorrow’s finale.

“I’ve trained hard. As they say, if there’s a will, there’s a way,” Wong, a silver medalist in taijiquan during the 2015 World Wushu Championships in Jakarta, quipped.

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