NATIONAL University made its mark in taekwondo recently by bagging three gold medals in the senior advance division of the SMART/MVPSF Best of the Best championships at the SM Mall of Asia.
Anthony Mendoza, Jessica Canabal and Angie Dayag produced NU’s golds in the men’s and women’s senior competitions.
Vying in the men’s under 68-kilogram event, Anthony Mendoza outfought University of Santo Tomas’ Joaquin Mendoza in the finals.
Canabal and Dayag triumphed in the women’s under 57kg and under 67kg categories, respectively.
Canabal toppled fellow NU jin Rhezie Aragon, while Dayag toppled UST’s Camille Alyssa Asegurado in the finals.
Other senior gold winners were:
Men’s advance – Jenap Torillos, University of the East (under 58), Keybert Lumbania, San Beda (under 80) and Kris Uy, Delta (over 80).
Women’s advance – Noleen Lagnada, Ateneo (under 49) and Gabrielle Antoinette Yuchingtat, Delta (over 67).
The junior gold medalists were:
Men’s advance –Dineson Caneda, Cebu (under 48), Kurt Barbosa, NU (under 55), Harley Santos, Ateneo (under 63), Ramecess Bautista, Arellano University (under 73) and James Daniel Mina, Arellano University (over 73).
Women’s advance – Cami Miraflores, Hanan TKD (under 44), Catryn Janiela Balin, UST (under 49), Jullien Bermejo, Ateneo (under 55), Akila Gabriel Boloto, CDO (under 63) and Laila Delo, UST (over 63).