Two young Bacolod jins from NTU Tigers won gold medals for the Philippines during the 14th ASEAN Taekwondo Federation Championships held May 4-5 at the Music Hall of the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
Julio Miguel Zapata prevailed over foes from Myanmar and Vietnam en route to winning the gold medal in the 33kgs Cadet division.
His fellow NTU Tiger jin, Leigh Andee Rodriguez, bagged the gold in an all-Filipino final in the 37kgs Cadet division.
The ASEAN Taekwondo Federation Championships was joined by seven other -- Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Brunei and Singapore.
Rodriguez is now preparing for the upcoming Asian Cadet Taekwondo Championships slated this July in Amman, Jordan.*
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