PSKAI Davao bags 9 golds in karatefest

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014


THE Philippine Shotokan Karatedo Association International (PSKAI) of Davao City captured nine gold medals, six silvers and one bronze to emerge over-all champion in the 77th Araw ng Dabaw Karate-do Invitational Tournament held over the weekend at Promenade 1, NCCC Mall Davao.

Mati City got four golds, six silvers and five bronzes to place second, while Agusan del Sur finished third with three golds and four silvers.

Panabo City (three golds, one silver) was fourth followed by Indonesian School of Davao (two golds, three silvers, two bronzes) came fifth.

PSKAI ruled the men's 67 kilograms kumite, men's open weight kumite, women's 50 kg. kumite, women's 61 kg. kumite, women's open weight, boys 8-9 years old kumite, girls' advance kata, girls' novice kata and girls' 13-15 kumite.

Miyuki Tacay and Lya Marie Carrillo led the medal race for PSKAI after winning a total of two golds each. Tacay outclassed Jennie Lou Naguita twice in the finals to clinch the women's 61 kg. kumite and women's open weight titles but she settled for the silver in women's individual kata.

Carrillo, meanwhile, defeated Leaney Mae Cacananta of Sta. Cruz in the girls' advance kata and captured the gold in girls' 13-15 kumite in the expense of Mati City's Doren Patung-og.

Other gold medalists from PSKAI were Avelardo Alvarado (men's 67 kg. kumite), Shinji Rex Tacay (men's open weight kumite), Lovely Mae Buncado (women's 50 kg. kumite), Sean Paul Gica (boys' 8-9 kumite) and Hitako Zindy Tacay (girls novice kata). Shinji also copped a men's individual kata silver while Hitako got a girls 10-12 kumite silver.

All winners received trophies, medals and cash prizes in the event organized by PSKAI in coordination with the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO) and PKF-NSA Inc.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 27, 2014.

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