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

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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.

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