UAAP TAE KWON DO
indeed strikes twice for De La Salle University and University of Santo
Tomas as both schools defended the UAAP Men’s and Women’s Tae Kwon Do
titles. The two teams emerged on top after two grueling days at the UP
College of Human Kinetics Gym last February 9 and 13.
conquest seemed like a replay of last year as they came from behind and
snatched the gold on the second day of the event. After notching a 2-1
record from the first day, they won their last two assignments and surged
past UST for the top spot.
Erick Andrew Olonan and Jeffrey Ablaza were suffering from injuries going
into the second day of the event, but it did not dishearten the rest of
the team as they still won against the team that were champions two
seasons ago despite the handicap.
distaff on the other hand, dominated the rest of the field en route to
their second consecutive overall victory. Proof of that is they grabbed
four gold medals namely, Nancy Remollena (finweight), Daleen Cordero
(bantamweight), Kalindi Tamayo (welterweight), and Josephine Strachan
(middle/heavyweight). Far Eastern University and University of the
Philippines round up the top three finishers.
men’s taek team captain Michael Alejandrino emerged as the Most Valuable
Player while teammate Jim Gonzales was awarded as the Rookie of the Year
in the men’s division. Tamayo and Remollena bagged the MVP and ROY
awards in the women’s side.
Ateneo de Manila University was victorious at the juniors division. UST
and De La Salle Zobel finished second and third, respectively.