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Ongkiko delivers gold for St. Benilde

(The Philippine Star) - June 23, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Raphael Ongkiko topped the juniors’ middleweight/heavyweight division in taekwondo’s online speed-kicking event for College of St. Benilde’s second gold medal in the NCAA Season 96 last Monday.

Ongkiko garnered a 7.067 score, besting John Keirth Beramo and Bermel Dionela Jr. of Emilio Aguinaldo College, who took the silver and bronze with scores of 6.667 and 6.458, respectively.

A day earlier, the Blazers struck with the first gold courtesy of Victor Emmanuel Rodriguez in the juniors’ welterweight class.

Joshua Lyndon Dionio, meanwhile, handed Arellano University its first mint following his victory in the heavyweight class where he earned 6.592 points.

San Beda’s Jian Alden Jose Arceo settled for the silver with 6.017 while Letran’s Bill Rolan dela Cruz pocketed the bronze with 5.942.

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