By Adrian Stewart Co
Taekwondo jins from Negros Taekwondo Union-Tigers New Gen showed their wares during the Kim Un-Yong International Taekwondo Championships recently.
The Negrense jins, representing the Philippines, took home a total of five medals – four golds and a silver medal – in the virtual taekwondo tournament held last October 8.
Ceanna Kyle Rosquillo, an incoming member of the National University taekwondo team, spearheaded the squad with his gold medal in the men’s individual senior blackbelt category.
The Bago City, Negros Occidental-native edged out silver medal winner Ki Jin Chae of South Korea and bronze medalists Yik Kan Chan of Hong Kong and Scott Watson Kim’s White Tiger Taekwondo.
“I am thankful to this opportunity to represent the country even in a virtual taekwondo tournament,” Rosquillo said. “Looking to continue my training to get better.”
Beatriz Zapata took the gold medal in the female individual cadet blackbelt category beating Yun Ji Song of South Korea and Brianna Reyes of MBA USA, who settled for silver and bronze, respectively.
Arthur Diaz of Tangub Christian Academy also bagged a gold medal in his event by outlasting silver and bronze medal winners Jun Seop Ahh and Jun Su Shin, both from South Korea.
Jerik Joseph Paiwas of Negros Occidental High School also ruled his event by defeating South Koreans Ji Hoo Yun and Dong Bu Go, who ended with the silver and bronze, respectively.
Jamie Hannah Agaloos, meanwhile, was the lone silver medal winner for the taekwondo stable after falling short in the female individual junior blackbelt category.
Beating Agaloos for the gold medal was South Korea’s Jaong Eun Park, while Filipina Joevelle Verzola of Nueva Viscaya settled for a bronze medal finish./ASC, WDJ