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The karatekas of the Jack and Jill School in Bacolod City won 12 gold, eight silver and four bronze medals in the 2nd Mayor Evelio Leonardia Karatedo Cup Championship held Oct. 20 at the Negros Occ. Multi-Purpose Gym to successfully defend the title they won last year.
James Inno Guanzon and Jasmine Veniegas led the golden harvest for the JJS team, with two gold medals each. Guanzon ruled the boys’ 10-11 years old kata and kumite categories while Veniegas topped the 7-below girls’ kata and kumite.
St. Scholastica’s Academy’s karateka Kristina Graziella Celiz collected three gold medals from the girl’s 14-15 years old kata and kumite and in the women’s seniors’ kumite division to carry SSA to its third place in the tournament.
Advocacy for Strenghtening of Karatedo team placed second overall with eight gold, eight silver and four bronze medals.
Other gold medalists were Zcesar Rein Florete, 7-below boys’ kata, Andrew Sepico, 7-below boys’ kumite, Seth Jego Balibalos, 8-9 boys’ kata, Barry Goerge Jomalesa 8-9 boys’ kumite, Christine Lucasan, 8-9 girls’ kumite, Shanye Libre, 10-11 girls’ kata, Razhel Gee Mengullo, 10-11 girls’ kumite, and Mark Badayos,12-13 boys’ kata. Visayan Daily Star 10-24-07
BY NIDA BUENAFE
The Jack & Jill School Karatedo Team bagged 12 gold, 5 silver, and 2 bronze medals to capture the championship in the 1st Mayor Demi John Honrado Karatedo Cup Championship at DHSBNHS Covered Court on May 2.
Zcesar Rein Florete, Dante Jose Samonte III, Rolin Hundana, and James Inno Guanzon topped their respective events in the boys’ division while Mariel Villarosa, Abegail Bringuer, Jasmine Claire Veniegas, Angel Mag-aro, Sydnnie Colleen Samonte, and Razhel Gee Mengullo took the gold for JJS Karatedo Team in the girls’ category.
Flore ruled the boys’ 8-and-under with a golden performance in the kata (forms) and kumite (sparring) while Samonte plucked the gold in 9-year-old kata. Hundana finished first in 10-11 kumite and Guanzon dominated the 12-13 kumite.
Villarosa, meanwhile, reigned in girls 8-Under kumite, while teammates Bringuer and Veniegas reigned in girls’ 9 years old kata and kumite, respectively.
Mag-aro ’s gold came from girls’ 10-11 kata and Colleen Samonte topped the girls’ 10-11 kumite.
Placing second behind JJS in the team category was Northern Negros Karatedo, formerly known as ATLETA Karatedo-Talisay City with 8-4-5 gold-silver-bronze medals while Bertar Karate Kan-Association finished third with 6-2-3 finish.
Host team La Carlota City’s Vilcat Shotokan Karate Association was in fourth place with 3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals.*NAB
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