2 Filipino-Austrian kids bag 2nd place in Vienna karate championship | Inquirer Sports

2 Filipino-Austrian kids bag 2nd place in Vienna karate championship

/ 05:20 PM December 23, 2014
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Jewael Maliwanag (3rd from left) and cousin Angelo Franco (4th from left) pose for a photo after winning second place at the Austria First Kyokushin Seishin Championship.

MANILA, Philippines–Two Filipino-Austrian children won second place in the Austria First Kyokushin Seishin Championship.

Six-year-old Jewael Maliwanag bagged the second prize in the event participated in by karate enthusiasts from seven countries: host country Austria, Germany, Japan, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan and Poland.

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Maliwanag, who competed in the 6-9 years old 17-28-kilogram division, also received the most outstanding student of the year award.

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Jewael Maliwanag (left) and Angelo Franco (right) with Kyokushin grandmaster Kancho Iwashita of Japan.

His cousin, Angelo Franco, 9, also placed second in the 9-12 years old, 30 kg-38 kg division.

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The parents of the two Filipino-Austrian children hailed from Baco, in the Mimaropa province of Oriental Mindoro.

The event was held in Vienna on December 13 and 14.

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