Latest Stories

PH taekwondo jins win 2 golds in Asean University Games


Christian Al Dela Cruz (second from left, second row) proudly displays his gold medal after defeating Pham Huu Son of Vietnam, 8-4, in the men’s welterweight finals of the 16th ASEAN University Games taekwondo. Ateneo’s Em Fernandez awarded the medals to the winners. Photo courtesy of Sugar Catalan

MANILA, Philippines – Team UAAP-Philippines bagged two gold medals in taekwondo in the 16th Asean University Games in Vientiane, Laos, according to the country’s official website (http://auglaos2012.com/) on the biennial games.

University of Santo Tomas jins Christian Al dela Cruz and Ernest John Mendoza led the Philippines’ gold haul in the week-long competition organized by the Asean University Sports Council.

Dela Cruz, the UAAP Season 75 MVP, pulled ahead, thanks to a strong third-round showing to beat Pham Huu Son of Vietnam, 8-4, in the men’s welterweight finals.

Mendoza, on the other hand, won when hometown bet Sawatvilay Phimmasone was disqualified in their gold medal match.

The Philippines, which hosted the biennial event 10 years ago, also seized two bronze medals, thanks to Jane Narra and Rebecca Pahoyo.

Narra, another UST jin, settled for third place after losing to Tring Kim Tuong Van of Vietnam, 4-8, in the women’s welterweight semifinals while diver Pahoyo clinched the bronze with 205.10 points in women’s 10-meter platform.

Meanwhile, Ateneo’s Toby Gadi was eliminated after yielding to Malaysia and Indonesia via identical 1-4 scores.

The Philippines opened its campaign Thursday in poomsae where Ateneo’s Frances Beatrice Alarilla and Raymund Ed Dominic Bermejo finished sixth in the mixed pair.

Bermejo ended up in fifth place in the men’s individual event while Far Eastern University’s Leanarda Nicole Landrito placed seventh in the distaff side.

Malaysia leads the medal tally with nine golds, four silvers and 12 bronzes followed by Vietnam (8-10-16), Laos (8-6-9), defending overall champion Thailand (4-7-9) and Philippines (2-0-2).

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: 16th Asean University Games , gold medals , Laos , Philippine Taekwondo , Sports

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BQSRJV42XCLAXYXFRERZERDJHE James Mark

    ano p ba??? talo pa ng Laos pwe!

  • mark_john21


Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


  • No noise, partying in Boracay on Good Friday
  • More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat
  • DOH issues official statement on confirmed case of MERS-CoV
  • Aquino to stay at home during Lenten holidays
  • Sports

  • Tenacious Iran frustrates Qatar to retain Asian Club volleyball crown
  • Floyd Mayweather is ESPN’s top-paid athlete
  • Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment
  • China, Taiwan rout foes for 3rd, 5th places in Asian Club volleyball
  • Ginebra’s new import Freeman arrives, makes PBA return vs ROS
  • Lifestyle

  • Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  • Celebrate Easter Sunday at Buddha-Bar Manila
  • Moriones feast: A slow, steady transformation
  • Weaving ‘palaspas’ a tradition kept alive in Tayabas City
  • Finalists announced for best translated books
  • Entertainment

  • Filipino rock icons to hold silent concert
  • Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao’s greatest hits
  • Deniece Cornejo posts bail—report
  • Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels US concert
  • Otaku Summer Jam 2014: Summer’s hottest J-rock/Cosplay event
  • Business

  • Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil
  • PSEi firms up ahead of Lenten break
  • I-Remit teams up with Lakhoo for remittances from Oman
  • Megawide nets P1.4 B in 2013
  • Longer TRO sought on rate hike
  • Technology

  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • We may never know
  • Couple of things
  • Mommy D’s magic
  • Stop bizarre and bloody Good Friday rituals
  • Holy Week taboos
  • Global Nation

  • Netizens welcome Japan’s visa-free travel plan
  • Visa-free travel by Filipinos to Japan still a proposal
  • Visa-free travel to Japan could boost tourism
  • 2 PCG men ordered arrested over Balintang Channel shooting
  • US Embassy closed on Holy Thursday, Good Friday
  • Marketplace