Justin Mendoza wins gold & silver at Nat'l TKD Poomsae competition
Last June 26, Ateneo de Manila Senior High School student Justin Carlo V. Mendoza of 12C won a gold medal and a silver medal at the National Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. The gold was for an individual competition in which Justin bested 30 competitors from all over the Philippines. The silver medal was shared by Justin with a female partner from Holy Family School. The competition was held at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Justin is one of Ateneo de Manila's most bemedalled taekwondo jins. Last schoolyear, he received the award for Distinguished Individual Achievement at the Ateneo High School's annual Recognition Day ceremony for his medal finishes at the Smart National Poomsae Taekwondo Championship (silver) and the poomsae event of the 2016 National CPJ Taekwondo Championship (bronze).