Kafagway athletes win 5 golds in Ilocos
Athletes of Sab-lan Muaythai Kafagway Combative Club brought home five gold medals from their recent win in the Muaythai Invitational Competition at Lidlidda Municipal Gym, Lidlidda, Ilocos Sur.
Sheila Mae Estioco, Janna Mae Tinay, Claudine Lagman, Ryan Joe Bestre, and Fathur Dayap all won gold medals in their categories during the event which is part of Lidlida’s 104th founding anniversary.
The athletes are students of Sablan National High School and are products of the grassroots program of Kafagway MMA, who joined the event on Feb. 28.
“As part of our grassroots program, we at SNHS Kafagway Combative Club, keep joining events like this to prepare our young student-athletes to bigger tasks ahead,” Kafagway MMA head coach Bryan Olod said.
Olod, who is also a faculty at SNHS, said the club is school-based located at Sitio Peday, Kamog, Sablan, Benget. The club specializes in wushu, Muaythai, wrestling and other full contact sports.
The students are also currently training for the combative sports in the Benguet Provincial Sports Meet.
Meanwhile, Kafagway Muaythai fighters Roldan Lingbanan of Sablan and La Trinidad, Ronaldo Dominguez of Itogon, Shiander Cassel of La Trinidad and Mikko Camingawan of Sta. Rosa City also bagged four gold medals in their respective fights during the recently concluded “Tapang sa Tapang 7: Muaythai Fight for a Cause.”
The charity event organized by the Taraki Gym Pangasinan-TST Production, gathered combative sports clubs in the north such as Tribu Banwar of Kalinga, Max Fusion of Baguio City, Team Urdaneta, and Team Laguna, during the event held at the Urdaneta Cultural Sports Complex.
Now on its seventh season, the event featured Muaythai, boxing, and MMA. – Ofelia C. Empian