DavNor rules men's karatedo; DavSur tops men's taekwondo-A A +A
Saturday, January 19, 2013
DAVAO del Norte ruled the men's karatedo while Davao del Sur topped the men's taekwondo of the 2013 Southern Mindanao Region Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) Meet held in Tagum City recently.
Davao del Norte's male karatekas clinched a total of three gold medals and two silvers over Davao City's two golds and three silvers.
Jerome Hernane of Davao del Norte beat Reden Globa of Davao City in men's finweight finals while Shammah Calimbo defeated Ronald Dadula for the flyweight gold. Mark Lloyd Bantomare gave Davao del Norte its third gold at the expense of Davao City's Gary Jones Pradas in individual kata.
Davao City's gold medalists were lightweight Pradas and flyweight Warvie Canacan.
Davao City, meanwhile, collected three golds and one silver to govern the women's karatedo. Flyweight Denise Albarracin, bantamweight Edel Jongay, featherweight Janith Badang and Oxy Saycon (individual kata) bagged the city's golds while Davao del Norte annexed one gold courtesy of finweight Rachel Rellin and three silvers.
In taekwondo, Davao del Sur copped five golds, one silver and two bronzes in men's division while Davao City struck for three golds, four silvers and one bronze. Davao del Norte salvaged three silvers and three bronzes.
Flyweight Axel Tomarong, bantamweight Ian Chavas, featherweight Edward Gillado, lightweight Almario Ignacio and welterweight Peter Doong put up golden performances for Davao del Sur while Davao City's finweight Leonard Avenido III, middleweight Don Digamon and heavyweight Christian Libre saved the day for Davao City.
In the women's side, Davao City jins garnered three golds, three silvers and two bronzes to claim the over-all title while 3-1-1 Davao del Norte placed second and 2-4-2 Davao del Sur was third. Davao City relied on golden girls featherweight Jenrose Alonzo, middleweight Avigail Pagal and heavyweight Rochelle Esteves. Davao del Norte, for its part, leaned on finweight Sharmaine Maquilan, flyweight Angela Mantica and bantamweight Leoren Alquino for the gold haul. Davao del Sur's gold winners were lightweight Marianne Villarba and welterweight Cris Salvani.
The athletics and swimming events will get underway tomorrow at the University of Mindanao-Matina and DMMA College of Southern Philippines, respectively.
All top regional qualifiers will advance to the national championship on Feb. 11 to 16 in Pangasinan. (MLSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 19, 2013.