500 jins to compete in PSC-Women in Action kyorugi tourney


MORE than 500 taekwondo jins from all over Luzon will compete in the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-Women in Action Kyorugi tournament which opens Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

The two-day event is the first projects of the PSC’s Women in Sports movement under PSC Oversight Commissioner Olivia “Bong” Coo.

The movement aims for stronger participation of young women aged 18 and below in combat sports.

“Time and time again, our women athletes have proven their excellence and ability to win medals in combat sports, like in the recent 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia,” Coo said. “We want to build on that momentum and further strengthen women’s participation through this event.”

Taekwondo athletes from the national training pool are also expected to compete in the event which features 84 events across the Novice 1 (Yellow and Blue), Novice 2 (Red abnd Brown) and Advanced (Black) categories

“We thank the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) for partnering with us in the hosting of this tournament by providing coaching and technical assistance to all our participants,” added the Coo, who was recently recognized by the World Women Leadership Congress Awards with the “Woman Leader Award” for her outstanding achievements as both an athlete and a sports leader.

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