Jins deliver 3 more golds for PH in Asean University Games


The jins continued to deliver for Team Philippines, winning three more gold medals in the 2014 Asean University Games being held in Palembang, Indonesia.

Shirley Badol (women’s under 53-kilograms), Aries Capispisan (men’s under 80-kg.) and Francis Aaron Agojo (men’s under 58-kg.) dominated their respective foes in the finals to claim the golds of the country.

Three silvers were also added courtesy of Ronnielette Balancio (women’s under 49-kg.), Arven Alcantara (men’s under 63-kg.) and Korina Paladin (women’s under 46-kg.).

Overall, Team Philippines represented by student-athletes from the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, has four golds, four silvers and three bronzes for fourth place in the medal tally.

Jocel Ninobla and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. (mixed pair poomsae tae kwon do) bagged the first gold, Benjamin Keith Sembrano (men’s under 58-kg. sparring tae kwon do) got a silver, and Ninobla, Juvenile Crisostomo and Leonarda Landtrito (female poomsae team), Crisostomo (female individual poomsae) and Raphael Enrico Mella (male individual poomsae) were the bronze medalists.

The team has already surpassed its two-gold medal haul in the 2012 edition held in Vientiane, Laos.

Powerhouse Thailand is leading the medal board with 11 golds, four silvers and five bronzes followed by Indonesia (7-12-6) and Malaysia (4-5-3).

In women’s volleyball, the Philippines bannered by standouts from Ateneo de Manila University, was scheduled to play Thailand on Friday.

Besides tae kwon do and volleyball, the Filipinos will also be seeing action in swimming, athletics and table tennis.


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