“THE training every morning and evening, weightlifting sometime, the body aches, tears, and sweat during training paid off. I also have doubts if kaya ko or hindi. Madala ko or hindi pero gin butang ko gid sa mind ko ang family ko nga ga gastos sa akon kag ga support gid pirmi sa akon. Ang mga coaches ko nga ga-push sa akon sa limits ko and syempre to God who is giving me a reason to continue my journey in taekwondo.”
These were the words of Cindy Joy Diasnes, a Grade 10 student-athlete of Central Philippine University (CPU), after she was included in the national team that will compete in the 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Taiwan on Nov. 15-18, 2018.
“I asked and prayed nga tani maka-perform ako maayo and safe kami nga ma tapos ang amon evaluation. The evaluation was a hard process. I’ve been in the training pool for two years, but this time after the initial evaluation last Nov. 2017, we had three additional evaluation and this week was the last one and I am blessed to be selected. We invested a lot of resources, financially, physically, emotionally, and psychologically until I finally got this shot,” said Diasnes of Jaro, Iloilo City.
According to her coach Floramie Navales, their dream for Diasnes has been realized.
“This is one of our dreams. We always include this in our prayers. We prayed and we worked to produce a player to represent the Philippines in the international arena with the rest of the Philippine national team. God’s timing is always the best,” Navales said.
Diasnes had won countless medals in both local and national competitions. The mainstay of A. Diasnes Gym Taekwondo Learning Center and a 2nd Dan Blackbelter is a national referee, too.
She is a member of the Philippine National Poomsae Team Member -Training Pool. She also captured numerous medals in the National Poomsae since 2014.
During the 2018 CPJ Poomsae, she bagged the silver medal. The 2-time Palarong Pambansa athlete is also a varsity player of CPU Golden Lions.