Tancontian siblings aim big in Singapore

MULTI-TITLED Sydney and Chino Tancontian aim big when they compete in the 10th edition of Jagsport Championships that will open today in Singapore.

The siblings, according to father Paolo, first joined the international competition in 2012 where they learned new ideas, competed with different races and gained new friends on top of winning medals.

The older Tancontian recalled his children competing against teams from Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Singapore.

He added that this competition is a great privilege for his children to excel as Jagsport is a premier training provider for youth to start their martial arts career and a consistent producer of Southeast Asian Games medalists as well.

The 2017 Seag bronze medalist Sydney will test her mettle in women's -78 kilogram division while Chino, a newly-crowned University Athletic Association of the Philippines (Uaap) champion, will see action in junior men's -90 kg class.

Paolo added this will be his children's last tournament for the year as they aim to also earn slots to the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

"Nag-start sila from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, tapos nag judo then nag wrestling tapos bumalik sila ng judo and then next year they will formally start training Sambo for the Asian Games," the proud father added.