Llarena, Macasaet win bronzes for PH in ASEAN speed kicking tilt

October 06, 2020

Ateneo de Manila Junior High School taekwondo jins Lucas Llarena (Cardoner/7-Alonso) and Niko Macasaet (La Storta/9-Favre) both won bronze medals for the Philippines in the ASEAN Taekwondo Federation Speed Kicking Championships that were held online on October 3, 2020. Lucas’ bronze was for the Cadet Male Flyweight Division (-37 kg), while Niko’s bronze was for the Cadet Male Light Middle Weight Division (57 kg).

Per web reports, taekwondo jins from Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam and host Philippines participated in the event.

The scoring and judging of the speed kicking entries was patterned after that of the poomsae (forms) event, with the contestants performing a one-minute routine for the evaluation of the judges.