The Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) concluded yesterday with a big celebration as Cebu City Niños stood out as the best team for the regional sporting event. The team from Cebu dominates the sporting event once more as they gather an unprecedented 27 years after accumulating 73 gold medals, 57 silver medals and 73 bronze medals in six days of competition.
The CVIRAA 2019 was participated by 19 divisions from all over Region 7. The Niños from Cebu City once again dominated the medal tally. However, the team saw a decline of gold medal output compared to their 114-gold medal haul last year in Tagbilaran City during the CVIRAA 2018.
Cebu City got the most medal contributions from the second level with 57 gold medals, 36 silvers and 51 bronzes, while the elementary division handed 16 golds, 21 silvers and 22 bronzes. While Cebu City is way ahead in the no. 1 spot, it was the battle for the overall second place that brought thrill on the final day as Bohol Province and Lapu-Lapu City were neck-and-neck in gold medal output.
Honorable Mentions of CVIRAA
Bohol Province secured the second place thanks to the late heroics of the elementary and secondary sepak takraw teams, which handed the final two gold medals for the delegation. Bohol’s sepak takraw secondary boys’ team outlasted Negros Oriental, 2-1, in the championship match, while the elementary boys’ defeated Cebu City, 2-0, at the Brgy. Talay covered court.
The province of Bohol garnered 44 gold medals, 53 silvers and 51 bronzes, outlasting Lapu-Lapu City, which had 44 gold medals, 21 silvers and 26 bronzes. Bohol Province got the overall second place with 53 silver medals against the 21 of Lapu-Lapu City. The two teams had identical 44 gold medals.
The host of the sporting event, Dumaguete City, garnered 37 gold medals, 42 silvers and 39 bronzes, while Cebu Province won 33 gold medals, 30 silvers and 62 bronzes to round up this year’s Top 5 divisions.
CVIRAA 2019 – Medal Results:
- Cebu City (78 Gold; 59 Silver and 76 Bronze)
- Bohol (46 Gold; 64 Silver and 76 Bronze)
- Lapu-Lapu City (44 Gold; 22 Silver and 27 bronze)
- Dumaguete City (37 Gold; 43 Silver and 40 bronze)
- Cebu Province (35 Gold; 32 Silver and 64 bronze)
- Tagbilaran City (30 gold; 17 silver and 21 bronze)
- Mandaue City (19 gold; 44 silver and 37 bronze)
- Danao City (19 gold, 22 silver, and 21 bronze)
- Bayawan City (12 gold; 7 silver and 9 bronze)
- Negros Oriental (11 gold; 17 silver and 24 bronze)
- Naga City (8 gold, 6 silver, and 12 bronze)
- Talisay City (5 gold, 4 silver, and 10 bronze)
- Bogo City (4 gold, 3, silver and 4 bronze)
- Toldeo City (3 gold, 5 silver, and 8 bronze)
- Bais City (1 gold, 2, silver and 4 bronze)
- Siquijor (1 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze)
- Guihulngan City (1 gold, 1 silver, and 7 bronze)
- Carcar City (0 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze)
- Tanjay City (0 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze)
CVIRAA 2019 – Awarding
The awarding yesterday was led by the Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio “Ipe” Remollo, Former Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, OIC-DepEd Regional Director Salustiano Jimenez, and Dumaguete City Schools Division Superintendent Evangel Luminarias at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Complex.