6 AGS jins win medals in Nat’l TKD tourney

September 11, 2019
AGS News

Six Ateneo Grade School jins from kindergarten to grade 6 won medals at the National Age Group Taekwondo Championship 2019: Gab Castro (K-Lila), two silver medals; Renzo Nicomedes (1-Malakas), bronze medal; Lucas Reyes (4-Diego Silang), silver medal; Matteo Balingit (5-Kalinga), bronze medal; Jonathan Chupungco (6-Pasong Tirad), silver medal; and Lucas Llarena (6-Mactan), silver medal.

Lucas Llarena

Jonathan Chupungco

Matteo Balingit with coach Joey Paja

Gab Castro won two silver medals at the tournament Lucas Reyes with coach Joey Paja

Five other AGS jins made it to the qualifying round: Rodolfo Apostol (6-Pinaglabanan), Lorenzo Balingit (6-Malacañang), Gerard Pardilla (5-Maguindanao), Martin Gan (3-Mayon), and Gabriel Ragojos (3-Makiling).

They were coached at the competition by Joey Paja. More than 2,700 jins from all over the Philippines participated in the tournament, which was held at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia from Sept. 7-8, 2019.    

Renzo Nicomedes