The Philippine national poomsae team hauled medals in the conclusion of the month-long 2020 Online World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships on Monday night.
Ernesto Guzman bannered the Filipinos campaign as he seized the gold medal in the G2 Individual Male U-40 division, scoring 7.350 points.
Guzman, who won the world championship in the U-30 Male division with Jean Pierre Sabido and Glenn Alava seven years ago, outlasted the other finalists Ho-yong Ji of South Korea, Hamid Nazari of Iran and Cheng-en Lu of Taiwan.
Ji tallied 7.290 points to capture the silver medal, while Nazari and Lu both bagged bronze medals with 7.090 and 7.050 points, respectively.
The daughter-father tandem of Jocel and June Ninobla then won the Philippines a silver medal in the Open Family Pair- All Ages division.
The Ninoblas scored 7.320 points, behind the gold medalists Hamid and Reza Nazari of Iran with 7.350 points.
Two separate pairs from the United States in April and Silas Minh and in Sangok and Yerim Jeong, bagged a bronze medal each with 7.100 and 7.090 points, respectively.
June Ninobla also won a bronze medal in the G2 Individual Male U-60 division as he earned 7.280 points. Eun ig Lee of the US also pocketed a bronze medal with 7.060 points.
Jaeyoung UM of South Korea seized the gold with 7.270 points while Mustafa Yilmaz of Turkey brought home a silver with 7.240 points.
Jocel Ninobla won herself a bronze medal as well in the G2 Individual U-30 Female division, with the University of Santo Tomas product and 2019 Southeast Asian Games champion amassing 7.280 points.
Eva Sandersen of Denmark likewise bagged a bronze medal with 7.210 points. Jisu Kim of South Korea got 7.350 points to grab the gold medal, while Elif aybuke Yilmaz of Turkey earned 7.300 points for the silver medal finish.
National team poomsae coach Rani Ann Ortega gladly announced the success of the Philippine squad on Monday in a Facebook post.
“The month-long Online World Poomsae Championship is over! Thank you Philippine Poomsae Team for your hard work! Thank you for your giving pride and honor to our flag with excellent performances and podium finishes!,” wrote Ortega.
“One gold, one silver, two bronzes, four finalists, three semifinalists,” she added.