Former Asian Games bronze medalist Veronica Domingo-Ryu continued her remarkable performance in US as she bagged two gold and one silver medals in the 2016 Florida State Taekwondo Championships held at the Double Tree By Hilton Hotel in Florida.
Domingo-Ryu pocketed her first gold by dominating the women’s ultra +67-kilogram division in sparring the connived with Michael John Bugarin in winning the mixed pair senior 2 category in poomsae.
The former national mainstay also secured a silver-medal finish in the women’s individual poomsae senior 2 of the tournament participated by more than 200 jins from different parts of the region.
“Who would have thought that I will have the nerve to compete in Poomsae as everyone knows that she is very lousy and poor on it? It was my first time to compete in poomsae as a tae kwon do athlete and I’m happy of what I’ve achieved,” said Domingo-Ryu.
Recently, Domingo-Ryu earned a gold medal in the US Open Tae kwon do Championships held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Nevada.
She scored an impressive 7-1 win over American Jan Riedisser in the final round of the women’s ultra +67-kilogram division.
“Right now, we are still holding clinics and training camps for young kids. We want to share our knowledge to them through these activities and we’re happy that a lot of them are showing huge improvements,” added Domingo-Ryu.
Domingo-Ryu, a former volleyball player, won two bronze medals in the Asian Games – in 2002 in Busan, South Korea and in 2006 in Doha, Qatar. She was also a two-time gold medalist in the Southeast Asian Games – in 2001 in Malaysia and in 2003 in Vietnam.
EMIL C. NOGUERA