Taekwondo

PH jin bags gold in online international poomsae

Beatrice Go
PH jin bags gold in online international  poomsae

Rodolfo Reyes Jr. wins the gold for taekwondo men's individual poomsae during the 30th SEA Games at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on December 7, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Top Filipino jin Rodolfo Reyes Jr dominates the 2020 Lents Taekwondo Worldwide Sports Online Poomsae Open

Filipino taekwondo jin Rodolfo Reyes Jr continues to shine in international competitions as he pocketed the country’s lone gold in the 2020 Lents Taekwondo Worldwide Online Poomsae Open last Sunday, September 20.

Reyes recorded an average of 7.35 points in the under-30 senior male category to take the top spot over taekwondo powerhouses Korea and Taiwan.

Korea’s Choo Rok Oh finished behind him with an average of 7.235 points for silver while Taiwan’s Chiou Mu En settled for bronze with 7.185 points.

Reyes’ international gold comes after he raked in a double gold in the country’s hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. He topped the individual category and led the men’s poomsae team to a third straight gold in the regional biennial meet.

Reyes is part of the formidable trio with the Mella brothers –  Dustin Jacob and Raphael Enrico – who also copped a 2018 Asian Games bronze in the men’s poomsae team event. (READ: Golden trio: Brotherhood key for PH poomsae team)

Aside from Reyes, Ernesto Guzman Jr earned a silver with 7.13 points in the over-30 senior male division.

Guzman Jr, who also paired up with Zyka Angelica Santigo, and Patrick King Perez also brought home two bronze medals. – Rappler.com

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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.