Montes and Salinas win gold in QC New Face TKD championship

July 03, 2017

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