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NCAA: Benilde’s Yadao wins second taekwondo gold

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:48 PM July 02, 2021
Krizelle Therese Yadao of College of St. Benilde

Krizelle Therese Yadao of College of St. Benilde

MANILA, Philippines—Krizelle Therese Yadao of College of St. Benilde captured her second gold medal in the NCAA Season 96 taekwondo tournament with her triumph in the women’s speed kicking flyweight category Thursday.

The Lady Blazer scored 7.175 points to win her second gold medal a fortnight after she also ruled the women’s poomsae freestyle event.

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San Beda’s Maria Laney Kaye Panahon settled for the silver medal with 6.667 points while San Sebastian’s Twinkle Angela Bokingkito took bronze with 6.325 points.

Yadao, who hails from Baguio City, was the second jin in the tournament to get two gold medals after Jose Rizal University’s Emie Soriano Fernandez did it first in the women’s poomsae standard and speed kicking finweight division.

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Arellano University’s Paula Julia Afon placed fourth in the competition with 6.317 points with Letran’s Shane Ashley Arana placing fifth with 6.250 points and San Beada’s Anne Calasara at sixth with 6.150 points.

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