Friday, August 27, 2010

BCCN, UNO-R, & NOHS Jins Bring Home Viz TKD Medals by: James U. Sy Jr.

Bacolod City jins from the Bacolod Christian College of Negros (BCCN), University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R), and Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) led by Palarong Pambansa veteran Cherlyn Mondia of UNO-R took home a 5-2-4 medal haul during the recently concluded 2010 Visayas Inter-School Taekwondo Tournament at the Iloilo National High School Covered Gym, Iloilo City.

The tournament was organized by the Iloilo Taekwondo Association under the sanction of the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA). SEA games Taekwondo gold medalist and Milo model Japoy Lizardo was special guest of the competition.

The Bacolod gold medalists were Geovie Bedayos of BCCN (136-144 cm Kyorugi Advance), Cherlyn Mondia of UNO-R (Advance Girls Junior Flyweight), Bernadette Ramirez of NOHS, 12 (Junior girls advance Super Finweight), Roni Jean Raymundo of BCCN (Brown Belt Poomsae), and Rukmini Yanson of BCCN (Blue Belt Poomsae).

The silver medalists were Bernadette Ramirez of NOHS (13-Under 144-152 cm. Girls Advance) and Koki Sato of UNO-R (Junior Welterweight).

The bronze medalists were Geovie Bedayos of BCCN (Red Belt Poomsae), Charlene Gorriceta of UNO-R (128-136 cm. Girls Advance), Raphael Manoloto of UNO-R (Junior Lightweight), and Rukmini Yanson of BCCN (Junior Advance Flyweight).

Head Coach for the Bacolod jins was Joel Casiple, Founder of the Bacolod Consolidated Sports Management Association (BACSMA).

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