Reigning Palarong Pambansa champion Jerry Belibestre bagged a bronze medal in the 1st Asian Youth Athletics Championship held in Doha, Qatar. Belibestre notched 7.26 meters to finish third in the boys’ long jump. Kim Youngbin of South Korea topped the event with 7.49m while Yugo Sakai of Japan placed second with 7.31m. The 7.26-meter showing of Belibestre was good enough to reach the qualifying mark of 7.25m for the World Youth Athletics Championship scheduled in July in Cali, Colombia. He also surpassed his personal best of 7.15m registered when he ruled the recently concluded Palarong Pambansa in Tagum City.