Montes and Salinas win gold in QC New Face TKD championship

July 03, 2017
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ASHS News

Gold medalists Jolo Salinas (left) and Diego Montes (right)

Six taekwondo jins from the Ateneo de Manila University each won a gold medal while an AJHS boy took home a silver medal in the Quezon City New Face Taekwondo championship held last July 1 at Fisher Mall in Quezon City. Ateneo Junior High School students Rafael Bautista (Cardoner/9-Baena), Miguel Garcia (Montserrat/9-Kisai), and Brent Amisola (Montserrat/7 Grimaltos) also won gold medals in the cadet division. Ateneo Senior High School students Diego Montes (GA/Hoyos) and Jolo Salinas (GA/11-Campion) each took home a gold medal for the -63kg welter weight category and the -54kg feather weight category, respectively. Incoming Loyola Schools college freshman Steven Santos won a silver medal in the -51kg bantam weight category. 
 
Ateneo finished the tournament as second runnerup overall. The Ateneo jins are coached by Elmer Rafael.   

(L-R) Steven Santos, Rafael Bautista, Coach Elmer Rafael, Diego Montes, Jolo Salinas