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1st Filipina Muaythai Champion from Cordillera competes in World Combat Games


Benguet, Philippines - Islay Erika Bomogao, the first Filipina Muaythai World Champion who hails from Benguet, is among the 17 Philippine delegates currently competing in the World Combat Games in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Said event is an international multi-sport festival that features 16 combat sports and martial arts competitions, sports demonstrations, and educational conferences hosted by leading martial arts experts.

About 1,600 athletes from various countries are currently participating in the competition this year, slated for October 20 to October 28.


Bomogao, to recall, made history after bringing home the gold medal in the recently concluded International Federation of Muaythai Associations Senior World Championship 2023, eventually becoming the first Filipina athlete to win the championship.


She will be proving once again her competitiveness and prowess in Muaythai sports as she joins 17 other athletes from various parts of the country to compete in the ongoing World Combat Games.


Apart from Bomogao, other Cordilleran athletes who joined the Philippine team were Asian Games medalists Jones Inso from Baguio City and Renz Dacquel from Abra.


They will compete in Wushu Sanda and kickboxing matches, respectively.


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