NCA stages 5th derby at Ynares The National Cockers Alliance gears up for another big staging as it holds the fifth NCA derby on Tuesday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Heading the guest roster are Gov. Ito Ynares, Atong Ang (with two entries), May
Team AAK-Philippines, led by Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) junior awardee Adam Ortiz Bondoc and Paulo Manuel Gorospe, claimed 23 medals including seven golds, to finish fifth overall in the seventh Karatedo Goju-kai Association Global Championship recently in Richmond Olympic Oval in British Columbia, Canada.
Over 500 young karatekas from 24 countries competed in the fourday event with the Philippine, with only 14 athletes, the most productive contingent in the International Karate Federationsanctioned meet.
“To all the AAK players, job well done! Your AAK family is proud of you for all the hardships and sacrifices that you have given these past few months,” said AAK coach and former international champion Richard Lim.
“To the AAK supporting parents that have been there all throughout the training and in the championships, a big thank you!”
Bondoc, a Grade 11 International Baccalaureate student and 2017 Junior Athlete of the Year of the PSA, won gold in the male individual 16-17 years old kumite (sparring) event. He defeated his opponents from Chinese Taipei, South Africa, Canada, and England in the preliminaries.
PSA junior awardee Adam Bondoc and Paulo Manuel Gorospe, both students of the Xavier SchoolGreenhills, topped their respective classes in the seventh Karatedo Goju-kai Association Global Championship in Canada.