Cebu jins bag medals in 2019 SHINHAN World Peace Taekwondo Festival

By: Mars G. Alison August 06,2019 - 10:52 AM

Kukkiwon representative, Theodore Montecalvo, Roland Montecalvo, team coach master Edrick Galing, delegation head master Ricky Santiago, Romeo Reyes III, and Joymari Alexa Reyes. Contributed Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu jins and members of the Avengers Taekwondo Center clinched nine gold medals and four silvers for Team Philippines in the 2019 SHINHAN World Peace Taekwondo Festival held at the Shinhan University in Uijeongbu-si Gyeonggi-do, Seoul South Korea.

The competition was held from August 1-5, 2019 but the Pinoy jins will stay on until August 10 for seminars and training in poomsae, sparring, and freestyle. 

Leading the medal haul for the Cebuanos with three gilts was Theodore Montecalvo. He dominated in the Individual Standard, Individual Freestyle and in the Kyurugi.

Chipping in two gold medals each were Romeo Reyes III, Joymari Alexa Reyes and Roland R. Motecalvo.

Reyes and Joymari Alexa Reyes reigned in the Individual Standard and Individual Freestyle while Montecalvo was champion in the Individual Freestyle and Kyurugi.

Reyes, Joymari Alexa Reyes and Montecalvon also contributed silver medals to Team Philippine’s campaign. Reyes had a bridesmaid finish in the Mix Pair and Kyurugi, Joymari Alexa Reyes in the Kyurugi and Montecalvo via the Individual Standard.

Reyes is a member of the national team training pool while the Montecalvos and Joymari Alexa Reyes are regional representatives.

Two other members of the Avengers Taekwondo Center also had successful outings last month—Johann Abelard Concepcion and McAvyngyr Alob. Both are also members of the Philippine team.

Concepcion was part of the Philippine team which finished with a bronze in the Team Freestyle in the 5th Asian Junior Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Amman, Jordan.

Alob, for his part, was also part of Team Philippines which clinched the gold in the Taekwondo Senior Aerobic International competition in the 2019 PyeongChang World Taekwondo Hanmadang held  at the Yongpyong Dome in South Korea.


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