Minas grabbed gold in Palaro; Passion settles for silver

Todwin Vincent Minas, a grade 10 SLS student, snatched the gold medal by routing all his opponents in Wushu during the 62nd Palarong Pambansa in Mintal, Davao City.

Minas remained undefeated in their division as he dismantled James Bitana (CLRAA), Amed Upam (BARMM), John Cahutay (EVRAA) and Ronnycel Celis (SRAA) in their 52 kilograms category.

When asked about his victory, Minas said, “If at first you don’t succeed, try doing what your coach tells you to do because your coach can see the weak spots during the fight.”

Meanwhile in Taekwondo, fellow grade 10 SLS student, John Kim Pasion defeated his first opponent from Region IVB (30:15) in semifinal bout but vowed to Dave Labaton (4:24), the much quicker and agile opponent from NCR in their final match that handed Pasion his silver medal. After giving his best in the competition and learning from defeat, Pasion quoted, “There is nothing to