By ADRIAN STEWART CO
Team Phikoma Cadiz finished with 13 medals, including two golds, during the speed kicking category of the 2021 Smart/MVP Sports Foundation Global Online Taekwondo Championships last Sunday.
John Aethan Apostol bagged a gold medal in the speed kicking bantamweight junior category, while Loren Joy de Leon also notched a gold in the blackbelt finweight senior division.
Maxinne Rhaine Geli, meanwhile, was the lone silver medal winner for the team of Dexter Ramas Chavez by placing second in the blackbelt finweight kids division.
Finishing with bronze medals, on the other hand, were Janwell Lunas in blackbelt finweight kids, Dexie Leen Chavez in blackbelt light heavy junior, Ana Rose Carido in blackbelt lightweight cadet, Mervonne Shayne Nicor in blackbelt heavyweight junior Rhianne Wyeth Llaguno in blackbelt featherweight cadet, Rein Sydney Llaguno in blackbelt featherweight junior, Erich Eunin Geli in blackbelt finweight cadet, Jeincis Heward Carian in blackbelt finweight cadet, Lyr Sendico in blackbelt flyweight cadet, and Jovymar Gane in blackbelt bantamweight cadet.
“I just want to congratulate them for giving their best in this competition. Their hardwork has paid off. I always tell them that they must stay humble and give the glory to God,” Chavez said.
Negros Taekwondo Union-Tigers New Gen, meanwhile, finished the poomsae category of the Philippine Taekwondo Association-sanctioned virtual tournament with three medals – one gold and two bronze medals.
Winning the gold medal for the squad was Christelle Theresse Avancena of Bacolod Tay Tung High School, while taking home bronze medals were Jamie Hannah Agaloos and Ceanne Kyle Rosquillo of National University Bulldogs./ASC, WDJ