MANILA, Philippines – Another Meralco-MVP Sports Foundation taekwondo fighter Wendil Jay Rama made waves for the Philippines recently by winning a bronze medal in the World Cadet Championships in Muju, Korea.
Rama was impressive in his two elimination matches, outclassing his Brazilian and Palestinian rivals, 13-0 and 10-4, respectively, and in the quarterfinals where he crushed his German foe, 18-8.
He settled for a bronze medal with a close 5-9 decision to his Iranian opponent, Amir Valipour, in the semifinals.
“He did very well. He made our country proud,” said Philippine delegation head Tem Igor Mella after the semis.
Alvin Taraya and John Paul Lizardo coached the Meralco-MVP SF national Cadet team, which was sponsored by SMART, PLDT, Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee.
The other members were Matthew John Ongtangco, Dineson Wilrej Caneda, Arjan Deandre Calimon, Marco Antonio Rubio, Rohann Josh Mendoza, Ejay Dongbo (male), Royda Jane Ranile, Anne Sharmaine Albarracin, Allysia Louise Caabay, Camille Andrea Miraflores, Josea Dizon, Gilwel Ann Jynamac Irang, Shaira Isabel Garbanzos and Karina Marie Uy (female).
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Meanwhile, the Philippine Taekwondo Association announced that taekwondo enthusiasts can now subscribe and view the highlights of the 2015 tournaments such as the Philippine Taekwondo League and national level events via PTA-Yput Tube channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtSIU0qAui2LV5qRGltrQ.
PTA instructors and association members and other taekwondo buffs are invited to view and subscribe. Just click the word subscribe and enter your email address.