HANAH Taekwondo gym continues to develop quality athletes as four of its top jins got the right to represent Western Visayas in the upcoming 2019 National PRISAA in Davao City in May.
First in the list is Living Stones International School mainstay Mary Angeline Alcantara, who was also the 2017 World Cadet Taekwondo Championships gold medalist.
Alcantara will represent the region in the 46-49 kgs division.
Joining Alcantara are Davon Pecha of John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation (45-48kgs), and Angeli Lesaguis (46-49kgs) and Jan Mickael Casana (80-87 kgs) of Riverside College.
Kaizerr Mohametano (55-59kgs) of LSIS, and RolynJan Tolentino (44-46kgs) and Nea Marie Aplasca (49-52kgs) St. Scholastica’s Academy will also see action in the tournament.
According to Hanah head coach Vic Feria, he’s thankful to all his players’ efforts and sacrifices. “Everything paid off. It’s not easy for us but, our players tried their bests and followed the game plan. My gratitude as well to all the parents for their trust and unwavering support to their kids,” he added.
Meanwhile, Bacolod City native Bernalyn Bejoy officially qualified for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) after earning a silver medal in the girls’ 400-meter hurdles of the 2019 Ayala Philippine Athletics Championships at the City of Ilagan Sports Complex in Ilagan, Isabela.
“This is a great achievement for Bernalyn,” said Team Negros Occidental head coach Addy Arca. “All of her hard work and perseverance has paid off.”
Aside from the silver finish, she also snatched the gold medal in the girls’ 400-meter dash. Her teammate Ann Katherine Quitoy also won gold in the girls’ javelin throw.