St. Benilde wins 2 taekwondo gold medals


St. Benilde College’s bets were 1-2 in the middleweight category in the men’s division of the taekwondo sprint kicking competition at the 96th NCAA online meet on Monday.
Christian Arches at the University of San Beda (Photo GTV / NCAA)

Matthew Cloyd Roxas and JV Anthony Villaron increased the Blazers’ medal harvest by winning gold and silver medals, the former totaling 6.408 points and the latter 6.033 points. This improved the Blazers’ medal collection to 4-2-1 (gold-silver-bronze) heading into Tuesday’s final day of competition which aired on the GTV channel of GMA-7, the NCAA’s new television partner. Terrence Ciriaco of Arellano University placed third with 6.033 points, edging out Gabriel Teruel of San Beda, who had 5.992. The Mendiola Red Jins remained in second place with two gold, two silver and four bronze, while the Chiefs sit third with 1-2-2. Over the weekend, CSB’s Mikko Michael Regala foiled San Beda’s Alfritz Arevalo’s bid for a gold double in the online taekwondo tournament by dominating the welterweight division. Regala recorded 6.700 points to beat Arevalo, the standard men’s poomsae gold medalist who settled for silver with 6.517 points. Christian Dave Tayrus from Arellano took bronze with 6.483 points. San Beda’s Christian Neil Arches, for his part, dominated the men’s lightweight division. Arches, 21, collected 6,700 points to beat Michael Noel Boncales of Arellano (6,600) and Piolo Mari Jazmines of CSB (6,392).

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