Jamie Villegas, Joco Vasquez bag golds for Philippines in Vietnam Open karate
The Philippine contingent to the Vietnam Open karate tourney bagged 9 medals, including 2 golds.

JAMIE Villegas and Joco Vasquez captured two gold medals for the Philippines in the Vietnam Open Karate tournament in Thanh Hoa, Vietnam.

The up-and-comers in the Philippine national team reigned in their respective events, with Villegas ruling the kata junior male and Vasquez copping the gold in the kata cadet male.

Cris Kawaen (kata junior male), OJ Delos Santos (kata senior), and Randy Padua Jr. (kumite junior +78kg) captured silver medals, while Leigh Cuadra (kata female junior and kumite female junior), Angel Aguilar (female junior kumite -53kg), and Andrei Mel Dela Cruz (kumite cadet) took home the bronze.

The Philippine national team’s campaign in the Vietnam Open was supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, the Philippine Olympic Committee, and POC vice president Joey Romasanta.

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