Ateneo de Manila is overall champ of PAYA tkd tourney

February 05, 2020
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AGS News

The AGS poomsae squad: (front row kneeling from left) Noah Formoso, Lucas Llarena, Nathan Chupungco, Martin Lorenzo Gan; (standing from left) Coach Ardee Landrito, RC Apostol, Enzo Balingit, Gerard Pardilla, Nathan Goño, Sebastian Bonoan, and Ateneo Taekwondo Head Coach Mr. Jobet Morales

The AGS kyorugi squad (from left): Coach Joey Paja, Coach Sidney Crispino, Martin Lorenzo Gan, Gerard Matthew Pardilla, Gabriel Vincent Ragojos, Mio Balingit, Lucas Reyes, Nathan Chupungco, Enzo Balingit, Lucas Llarena, Sebastian Bonoan, and Ateneo Taekwondo Head Coach Mr. Jobet Morales

With a medal haul of 12 golds, seven silvers, and nine bronzes, Ateneo de Manila bested six other schools in Metro Manila and emerged as overall champion of the Philippine Athletic Youth Association (PAYA) Taekwondo Championship. From this total, Ateneo Grade School (AGS) jins were responsible for nine golds, four silvers and five bronzes, while Ateneo Junior High School (AJHS) jins contributed three golds, three silvers, and four bronzes.
The details of the medals won by AGS athletes are as follows:

Enzo Balingit (6-Malacañang): gold in poomsae + gold in kyorugi exhibition match + bronze in kyorugi  Kindergarten jin Gab Castro
Lucas Llarena(6-Mactan): gold in poomsae + gold in kyorugi
Nathan Chupungco (6-Pasong Tirad): gold in kyorugi + silver in poomsae
Sean Alvarado (5-Ati): gold in kyorugi 
Gerard Pardilla (5-Maguindanao): gold in kyorugi + silver in poomsae  
Martin Cua Gan (3-Mayon): gold in kyorugi + silver in poomsae
RC Apostol (6-Pinaglabanan): silver in kyorugi + bronze in poomsae
Mio Balingit(5-Kalinga): gold in kyorugi
Lucas Reyes (4-Diego Silang): bronze in kyorugi
Gabriel Ragojos (3-Makiling): bronze in kyorugi
Gab Castro (K-Lila): bronze in kyorugi

The PAYA taekwondo championships were held in the Ateneo de Manila High School Covered Courts on February 2, 2020. The other schools that participated in the competition were La Salle Greenhills, Xavier School, Colegio San Agustin, Diliman Preparatory School, and Claret School of Quezon City. 

Sean Alvarado