- The Philippine National Karate Team brought pride to the country for performing its best on its home court over around 500 young delegates from other countries
- They were able to clinch the second spot after garnering 82 medals
- Their medal collection was comprised of 19 gold, 26 silver, and 37 bronze medals
Playing on its home soil, the Philippine National Karate Delegation finished as the second overall winner; bagging a total of 82 medals in the 7th Karatedo Goju-Kai Asia Pacific Championships in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.
The Philippine squad collected 19 gold, 26 silver, and 37 bronze medals in the three-day international competition that took place last September 27 to 29 at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City.
The nationals finished as the second over-all winner; only behind four medals from the Indonesian team, who won 23 gold medals, 13 silver medals, and 21 bronze medals to take the championship title. The team from Japan landed on the third place with 17 gold medals, 9 silver medals, and 6 bronze medals.
According to a report, around 500 young athletes from 18 different countries across Asia Pacific competed in the international event hosted by the Philippines.
It was reported that the tournament, which was organized by the Association for the Advancement of Karatedo (AAK) in partnership with Milo, serves as a test run for the Southeast Asian Games Karate competitions.
“Programs such as the Karatedo Goju-Kai Championships will help expose our Filipino athletes to the international level of competition,” Milo Sports Manager Lester Castillo said in a report.
“It is truly inspiring to see our young athletes lead the charge in international meets such as this and we hope to see them soon in the global stage,” he added.