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TCS Lass Tops World Taekwondo Championship

Irene Bermejo, Trinity's palarong pambansa taekwondo gold medalist proved once again that she is a world class player by defeating Angelica Guting,a member of the US Junior national team in the 6th world Taekwondo Culture Expo and 4th Taekwondowon Taekwondo Championship held at Seoul, Korea recently. She joined the A-Match Advance Division with 3 rounds: 1 min and 30 seconds each round.

It was a nervewracking event with Irene competing against a US bemedalled player. The last 40 seconds was the most anticipated moment because Angelica Guting was ahead by 5 points. Irene however recovered by knocking down Angelica with a powerful axe, and two roundhouse kicks.

 

Irene got the championship medal and is the only player in the team Philippines who joined the A-Match division kyorugi (sparring). Only caliber players, usually with a national team record join in this competition.

Irene is priveleged to join the other Philippine delegation and witness the world class olympics to be held in London.