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    Boost for SEAG bid as Filipino jins win two gold medals in Korea tournament

    Nov 4, 2013
    Members of the Philippine taekwondo team show off their medal haul at the end of the 4th Asian University Championships in Cheongyang, South Korea. Jade Zafra

    CHEONGYANG, Korea - The Philippine taekwondo team capped a strong performance in the 4th Asian University Championships with a haul of two gold, five silver, and six bronze medals.

    Veteran internationalists Samuel Morrison and NCAA MVP Mary Anjelay Pelaez led the team by winning a gold medal in their respective categories during the tournament held Nov.1-4.

    Aaron Francis Agojo, Jade Zafra, Christian Al dela Cruz, Kristopher Uy, and Maika Lizares Mora won silver medals for the team, which went here as part of its buildup for the Myanmar Southeast Asian Games in December. (Editor's note: Ms. Zafra is also a contributor for Spin.ph)

    Jane Narra, Paul Romero, Elaine Alora, Gershon Bautista, Eddtone Lumasac, and Nicole Abigail Cham bagged bronze medals in the individual sparring event. 

    The Filipino jins also won silver medals in the men and women’s sparring team event.

    Coaches Roberto Cruz, Dindo Simpao, and Ko Jun Ho supervised the team's buildup here.

     

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    Members of the Philippine taekwondo team show off their medal haul at the end of the 4th Asian University Championships in Cheongyang, South Korea. Jade Zafra
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