Uaap cham­pi­ons

Tan­con­tian sib­lings bag judo golds

Sun.Star Davao - - TOP SPORTS - By Adam B. Mor­rell

TAN­CON­TIAN sib­lings, Syd­ney and Chino, of Davao City bagged gold medals for the Univer­sity of Sto. To­mas (UST) Growl­ing Tigers at the close of the Univer­sity Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion of the Philip­pines (Uaap) Sea­son 80 judo com­pe­ti­tion that closed Sun­day at the De La Salle Univer­sity (DLSU) Zo­bel.

De­fend­ing cham­pion Syd­ney re­tained her crown in the women's se­nior di­vi­sion as she sub­dued an op­po­nent from Far East­ern Philip­pines (FEU) in the fi­nals to help the UST Tigers claim a three-peat.

Chino, mean­while, had a mem­o­rable Uaap de­but af­ter win­ning the men's ju­nior di­vi­sion over his team­mate Aaron Em­manuel Reyes via ip­pon to also romp away with the most valu­able player (MVP) award.

"Gi­nan­da­han ko po ta­laga yung game ko kasi po hindi ko gusto mang­yari yung nang­yari sa akin nung mga Batang Pi­noy games ko na naud­lot po yung mga gold medals," the 16-year old Tan­con­tian said.

He also shared that win­ning gold in the pres­ti­gious Uaap is ful­fill­ing.

"Iba po ta­laga ka­pag naka­pag­panalo ng gold tapos nagka­roon pa po ako ng bonus na MVP. Masaya po ako so­bra sa unang Uaap ko," Chino added.

CHAMPS. De­fend­ing cham­pion Syd­ney Tan­con­tian and newly-crowned cham­pion Chino are all smiles af­ter bag­ging gold medals in the Univer­sity Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion of the Philip­pines (Uaap) Sea­son 80 judo com­pe­ti­tion that ended at De La Salle Univer­sity (DLSU) Zo­bel re­cently.

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