2011 Pan Asian Jiu-Jitsu Gi & No-Gi International
by ADMIN on 2011-06-28
Deftac Cebu achieves another big feat at the 2011 Pan Asian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No-Gi international held last June 18 & 19 at the SM Mall of Asia, Manila.
The team sent out 19 competitors and brought home an astounding medal haul of 8 gold medals, 4 silvers, and 12 bronze medals.
Kicking off the winning streak were the two female competitors of the team, namely, Florence Soliman and April Faith Comeros who dominated the female division. Each of them won two gold medals in their respective weight divisions in both Gi and No-Gi categories. Florence won an additional gold medal after impressively beating out three blue belts from Australia and Malaysia in the No-Gi absolute division bringing a total of five gold medals to the team.
Moving to the adult male white belt division, Mandeve Pole and Chino Tan, each took home a gold medal in their respective weight classes in the No-Gi category, while Sirvan Ghoseiri along with teammate Kurt Ocenar closed out their weight division in No-Gi, taking home gold and silver respectively. Sirvan Ghoseiri and DA Elmore also took home silver and bronze in the Gi absolute division, while Mandeve Pole and Chino Tan each won a medal, one silver and one bronze, in their individual weight divisions in the Gi category. Kurt Ocenar, Lester Cañizares, and Paolo Genargue provided the other bronze medals for this category. Three golds, three silvers and six bronze medals were grabbed by the team's white belt competitors.
Meanwhile in the adult male blue belt division, Michael Smith took home one silver medal in the no-gi catgory closing out his weight division with a teammate from Deftac Manila. Eric Diongon, Keeno Jingco and Leo Gaerlan each won bronze in their respective weight classes in the Gi category. Keeno Jingco also won a bronze medal in the Gi absolute division and Eric Diongon won another bronze medal in his weight division in the No-Gi category making a total of one silver and five bronze medals for the blue belts.
Robert Mellana also garnered a bronze medal for his efforts in the adult male purple belt absolute division.
Having won a total of 24 medals this year, Deftac placed third in the Gi category, second in No-Gi category and second overall in the team standings. Thanks to the guidance of head coach Norman Go, Deftac-Cebu has once again proven itself to be one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teams in the Philippines and in Asia.