FORMER world champion Rinna Babanto and fellow Cebuana national team player Aidaine Laxa bagged medals in the 2020 Smart/MVP Sports Foundation Online National Taekwondo Inter-School Poomsae Championships last July 25 and 26.
Babanto grabbed the silver medal, while Laxa settled for the bronze in the Female Senior Black Belt category.
Babanto, who represented De La Salle University (DLSU), was beaten by PH national team teammate Jocel Lyn Ninobla of the University of Santo Tomas (UST).
Ninobla had a final score of 8.233, while Babanto finished with a score of 8.000.
Laxa of UST finished fourth place and a bronze medal along with DLSU’s Angelica Gaw. Laxa scored 7.767, while Gaw finished with 8.000.
On the other hand, Rodolfo Reyes Jr. of UST won the gold in the Male Senior Black Belt category. DLSU-Manila’s Patrick King Perez won the silver, while DLSU’s Raphael Enrico Mella and Mark Lorenz Balcita of Far Eastern University won a bronze medal each. (EKA)