Willy Wang wins Wushu gold medal in Beijing

Filipino Willy Wang won a gold medal in the Wushu demonstration event at the Olympic Sports Center Friday.

Wushu artist Willy Wang

Wang bested 20 other competitors at the men’s nanquan and nangun event. Two other Filipino wushu artists, Benjie Rivera and Mary Jane Estimar are assured of bronze medals after beating their respective opponents in the opening round. However since wushu is a demonstration sport in Beijing, their successes will not reflect in the 2008 Olympic Games’ official medal tally.