Negrense jins shine in world taekwondo expo

Posted by watchmen
November 4, 2021
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co

Negros Occidental-based taekwondo jins made their presence felt with medal finishes during the recently-concluded 14th World Taekwondo Culture Expo.

Negros Taekwondo Union-Tiger New Gen (NTU-TNG) had the most medals at four among Western Visayas-based taekwondo squads in the virtual tournament held from October 22 to 26.

Winning gold medals for the NTU-TNG team were Miguel Zapata (fast kicking), Beatriz Zapata (poomsae) and Jerik Paiwas (poomsae). Andee Rodriguez notched a silver in fast kicking.

“Congratulations to our FANTASTIC FOUR for winning 3 GOLD and 1 SILVER medals in the recently concluded 14th World Taekwondo Culture Expo. Your NTU family is so so proud of you! Padayon lang ta!” NTU-TNG wrote on its Facebook post.

Team Phikoma Cadiz, meanwhile, bagged two medals—a gold courtesy of Rhiane Wyeth Llaguno in blackbelt cadet female and a bronze from Jeincis Heward Carian in blackbelt cadet male.

Bacolod City-based Hilado Bros Jins, on the other hand, also had two medalists in the event in gold medal winner Cris Antoinette Hilado and silver medal winner in Cyrus Antwayne Hilado./ASC, WDJ


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