3 Passi jins cap­ture medals in Manila tilt

Panay News - - SPORTS -

MANILA – Three mem­bers of the Taek­wondo As­so­ci­a­tion of Passi City ( TAPC) bagged medals in the SMART/ MVP Sports Foun­da­tion Na­tional I nter- School Taek­wondo Cham­pi­onships on Satur­day at the Rizal Me­mo­rial Sta­dium.

Al­lam­elech Jannu Pal­mares of As­sump­tion Passi fin­ished with a sil­ver out of 60 com­peti­tors in the Cat­e­gory 2 Boys af­ter a one-point loss in the cham­pi­onship game.

“Pal mares was very im­pres­sive,” said TAPC pres­i­dent Jan­ice Pa­gayon-Pal­mares. “He did a great job in the fi­nals even if he was al­ready tired af­ter win­ning his pre­vi­ous four matches with just a 10-minute in­ter­val.”

Leigh Yvaine Cia, also of As­sump­tion Passi, took home bronze in the Novice Ele­men­tary Group 1 while Frorenz Padernilla of Passi I Cen­tral School also had a bronze.

“We are happy with our stint. We sent only three con­tes­tants and all of them won medals,” said Pa­gayon-Pal­mares. “It is a great achieve­ment for the TAPC in our first at­tempt here.”

Around 1,500 ath­letes from schools and or­ga­ni­za­tions af­fil­i­ated with the Philippine Taek­wondo As­so­ci­a­tion par­tic­i­pated in the event that fea­tured ky­orugi and poom­sae com­pe­ti­tions.

Ky orugi( spar­ring) par­tic­i­pants were cat­e­go­rized into Novice and Ad­vance groups in se­niors, ju­niors, cadet, and grade school di­vi­sions, while the poom­sae com­pe­ti­tion was among in­di­vid­ual, pair and team events.

Other par­tic­i­pat­ing schools in­cluded, among oth­ers, Ate­neo de Manila, Univer­sity of Santo To­mas, St. Paul (Pasig), Dil­i­man Prepara­tory School, Mary Hill School, Emilio Aguinaldo Col­lege, Montessori In­te­grated School, De La Salle Univer­sity, Univer­sity of the East;

Na­tional Univer­sity, Philippine Sci­ence High School, School of Holy Spirit, Univer­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man, De La Salle Univer­sity Araneta, and Pa­man­tasan ng Lung­sod ng Valen­zuela./


(From left) Al­lam­elech Jannu Pal­mares, Frorenz Padernilla and Leigh Yvaine Cia show the medals they won in the SMART/MVP Sports Foun­da­tion Na­tional In­ter-School Taek­wondo Cham­pi­onships on Satur­day, Sept. 30 at the Rizal Me­mo­rial Sta­dium.

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