By Helen Castaño | 03:38 PM July 29, 2021
The Tagbilaran City Karatedo Team SSKI-JKS (Sphinx Shotokan Karatedo International Japan Karate Shoto) recently won three medals in an international tournament in New Clark City in Tarlac province.
The World Budokan Series 3 was participated in by New Zealand, Malaysia, India, Macao, Hongkong, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Taipei.
The team won gold, silver and bronze.
The eight young athletes from the University of Bohol-SSKI Karatedo Team were Stiffany Mae Alvarez, Andrea Rose Abuyabor, Dale Malcolm Edillo (gold medalists); Justie Athena Jaspe and Jerik James Suma-oy (silver medalists); and Zackarie Señoron, Eric Albofera, and Richard Maglente (bronze medalists).
Mayor John Geesnell “Baba” Yap congratulated the team for giving pride to Tagbilaran City.
“The victories they have achieved during this health crisis is truly commendable. It goes to show that no obstacles can stop their aspiration to harness their craft,” said Yap.
“More than the competition, it is their optimism and positivity that makes us proud,” he added.