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Ernesto Guzman Jr. of Cagayan wins gold medal in World Poomsae Championship 2022


Cagayan, Philippines – Ernesto Guzman Jr. of Cagayan won the gold medal in the recently concluded World Poomsae Championship 2022 held on April 21 to 24 in Goyang, South Korea.


Guzman defeated South Korean Kim Hakdong, 7.81-7.70, taking his first gold in the under-50 event.

Cagayan PIO disclosed that Guzman is a native of Lemu, Enrile, Cagayan but is currently residing in Tuguegarao City.


The athlete has been a member of the National Taekwondo Team from 2010 to 2015 until he decided to be a coach in Singapore. Due to the lockdown brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, he decided to go back to the country and continue his training and games.

Guzman first won as World Cham vpion in 2013. He won the same medal in 2014 and 2016. In 2020, he was proclaimed World Online Poomsae Champion.


He believes that in order to win the championship, one needs discipline.


“Upang makamit ang championship, kailangan ng disiplina. Kailangan ng sakripisyo. Matuto tayong makinig at sumunod sa ating mga coaches, kahit anong sports pa yan,” said Guzman.

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