Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 Asian Poomsae Taekwondo Championships

The 2016 Asian Poomsae Taekwondo Championships was the 4th edition of this Asian championships. It was held at Marriott Convention Center Grand Ballroom in Pasay City, Philippines. The tournament is also in-lined with the Asian Olympic qualifying event for taekwondo, the 22nd Asian Taekwondo Championships and 2nd Para-taekwondo Open Championships. 
Our ASEAN athletes competed in this tournament and some were successful in their campaign.

Philippines as host won three gold, five silver and six bronze medals finishing second over-all. Vietnam on the other hand won two golds and five bronze medals. While Malaysia bagged a bronze medal in the men’s poomsae team category. Thailand also pocketed medal in freestyle event.

For Malaysia
  • Yong Jin Kun, Kok Jun Ee and Chew Wei Yang (Men’s Team category)
For Philippines (host)
Gold medalists:
  • Jean Pierre Sabido, Ernesto Guzman and Glenn Lava (Male Over-30 Team) 
  • Faye Crisostomo (freestyle individual female category) 
  • Jeordan Dominguez ( freestyle individual male event) 
Silver Medalists:
  • Jocelyn Ninobla, Clare Therese Gascon and Angelica Joyce Gaw (Female U30 Team)
  • Dustin Jacob Mella, Raphael Enrico Mella and Rodoldo Reyes Jr. (Male U30 Team)
  • Men's Freestyle team event
  • Rodoldo Reyes Jr. (Men's Individual U30 event) 
  • June Ninobla (Men's Individual U50 event)
  • Dustin Jacob Mella and Rinna Babanto (Pair U30 Event)
  • McAvyngyr Alob and Janna Dominique (Pair Freestyle Event) 
  • Guzman (individual male under-40)
  • Jocel Lyn (individual female under-30)
  • Dulce Perez (female under-50)
  • Joel Lacsama (male under-60) 
  • Jaime Gonzaga (male over-60)

For Thailand
Silver Medalist
  • Pich Chapha Tanakitcharoenpat (freestyle individual female category)

For Vietnam
Gold Medalists
  • Chau Tuyet Van, Nguyen Thi Le Kim, Hua Van Huy, Le Thanh Trung and Nguyen Thien Phung (Men's Freestyle team event)
  • Le Thanh Trung and Ngo Thuy Dung (Mixed Pair Event)
Bronze Medalists
  • Thi Mong Nguyen (freestyle individual female category)
  • Men’s Team Event
  • Women’s Team Event
  • Nguyen Quoc Minh (Men’s U40 standard individual)
  • Nguyen Thi Mong Quynh (Women’s freestyle individual)
  • Nguyen Truong Quoc Dai (Men’s freestyle individual)

(Photo via The Star)

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