The decorated Poomsae squad of Team Pilipinas competed in the 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships from November 15 to 18 at the University of Taipei Gymnasium in Taipei, Taiwan.
After the four-day meet, the Philippines nabbed two silvers and four bronzes in the biennial meet.
The Men’s Over-30 team and Ernesto Guzman took home the silver medals.
The troika of JP Sabido, Ernesto Guzman, and Glenn Lava were able to defeat Spain and Iran to advance to the Final. However, the Koreans proved superior in the final stage, taking a 7.340 scoreline against the Philippines’ 7.090 to win gold.
In the Men’s Under-40 division, Guzman – a Team Pilipinas veteran – copped his second silver of the tourney. Guzman defeated Eduardo Valdebenito of Chile (7.330-6.910) in the opening round; Othman Boularas of Qatar in the Round of 16 (7.220-7.050); Ivan Kaic of Croatia in the quarters (7.310-6.990); and Spain’s Sam Meilan Fernandez in the semis (7.350-7.330) to advance to the finale.
However, Iranian Ali Salmani had a flawless run in the finals, taking a 7.660-7.500 decision as Guzman settled for bronze.
Bagging bronze are Pair Cadet’s King Alcairo and Jamiehannah Agaloos; Female Under-30’s Jocel Lyn Nibobla; Male Under-30 Team’s Dustin Mella, Raphael Mella, and Rodolfo Reyes Jr.; and Agaloos again in the Female Cadet division.
Staying patient finally pays off for Carl Cruz
Mike Harris downplays skid-ending performance: ‘Today was just one of those days’
Chito Victolero rues Alex Compton’s Game 2 comments as it swayed refs in Game 3
Renaldo Balkman, San Miguel Alab open title defense with rout of CLS
Dark nights for La Salle Basketball
Taane Samuel makes immediate impression on Isaac Go
Bo Perasol on cloud nine: ‘The asterisk says it all’
Oliver Almadro will not change motivational ways, despite Lady Eagles fans’ qualms
Strength in Numbers: UST Lady Judokas secure historic 5th straight crown
Lucky 13: UST Golden Judokas take three-peat
Khrizzie Pabulayan captures 4th UAAP gold, leads UST to slim lead over UE
Golden Double: Creamline brings home 2nd PVL title after romping Ateneo-Motolite
- Basketball4 days ago
Even if Baldwin ‘didn’t want him to play’, Bright Akhuetie still shows heart
- Basketball4 days ago
From Liloan to Diliman, Paul Desiderio leaves lasting legacy to UP
- ADMU4 days ago
Tab Baldwin to Anton Asistio: ‘Don’t ever tell him something that he can’t do’
- ADMU3 days ago
Thirdy Ravena carries WWE belt during celebration