Negrense jin to compete in Tunisia

ANOTHER Negrense jin is up for the challenge to bring honor to Negros Occidental and the country in an international arena.

Hanah Taekwondo mainstay Shaira Isabel Garbanzos is among the 16 Filipinos who will compete in the World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament on April 6 to 7 followed by the World Taekwondo Championships on April 9 to 13 in Hammamet, Tunisia.

Vic Feria of the Hanah Taekwondo gym is thankful for the opportunity given to Garbanzos.

“Thank you so much Philippine Taekwondo Association, Grand Master Sung Chon Hong, Congressman Monsour del Rosario, delegation head Igor Mella, coach Alvin Taraya and to the rest of the people in the PTA who gave us this chance,” the multi-titled mentor said.

“My gratitude as well to the parents for their unwavering support to us not just in times of victory, but even in moments of defeats that make us stronger and strive harder,” he added.

Completing the team are coaches Brix Darmo Ramos and Carlos Jose Padilla V, male players Mark Aby Gariega, KIan Graydon Ashe, Dex Ian Chavez, Russell Villanueva, Rommel Pablo Jr., Vonn Christopherson Edillor, Aljen Aynaga, Andrew Ely Medina, Rancess Bautista and Gabriel Teruel, and female fighters Abigail Faye Valdez, Geriane Kendall Therese Pineda, Reign Charisse Ragutana, Laizel Angela Abucay and Maria Laney Kaye Panahon. (HGD)