Connect with us

GSPN

PACIFIC GAMES: TAEKWONDO

The Guam Taekwondo National team will look to win multiple medals with a contingent of five athletes competing in Pacific Games in Samoa. The squad, which is still a very young team, will bring three Pacific Games veterans and two highly skilled prospects.

By Jay Leon Guerrero

The Guam Taekwondo National team will look to win multiple medals with a contingent of five athletes competing in Pacific Games in Samoa. The squad, which is still a very young team, will bring three Pacific Games veterans and two highly skilled prospects. Alexander Allen, Joseph Ho and Amber Toves were at the previous Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea and will bring Leon Ho and Tierra-Lynn Chargualaf to Samoa.

In the last Pacific Games, Allen medalled in his weight division and he looks to add another medal to his resume.

“We have that intensity and knowing what to expect with experience from the last Pacific Games. We have trained harder and smarter to properly adjust ourselves and now we are going to put it all to the test,” said Allen.

Allen said the competition is usually taller in height at the Pacific Games but the team is ready for the challenge.

Coaches Mike Ho and Ronald Cook will guide the athletes during their competition which is scheduled towards the end of the Pacific Games (July 16-19) at the Harvest Centre Faleata.

Joseph and Leon Ho are the sons of coach Mike Ho and newcomer Leon said he will look to the advice his father and older brother. “It makes me feel a little more comfortable knowing they have been there before. But I know they will push me to do my best,” said Leon Ho.

“The Pacific Games (four years ago) was actually my first competition.  I’ve gained alot of experience since then and I’ve learned to be more calm,” said Toves.

“Im going to focus on the guidance from my teammates (for my first Pacific Games),” said Chargualaf. “Coach has been very strict on us to stay committed so we can get better and hopefully medal at the Pacific Games.”

The Taekwondo team will compete towards the end of the Pacific Games and will be there for the closing ceremonies.

“Its a good feeling to represent Guam. To wear that Guam jacket and walk into the stadium is a good feeling to be a part of this team,” said Joseph Ho.

Taekwondo won a bronze medal at the last Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea, they are eager to take the mats and bring home more hardware for Guam. With the experience at several tournaments overseas and the guidance of coach Mike Ho, look for the contingent to be in contention.

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Ad

2022 GSPN I MÅS METGOT COMPETITION

2022 GSPN I Mås Metgot Competition Recap

 

GPS Sports Calendar

October

November 2022

December
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for October

1st

Events for November

2nd

Events for November

3rd

Events for November

4th

Events for November

5th

6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Events for November

6th

Events for November

7th

Events for November

8th

Events for November

9th

Events for November

10th

Events for November

11th

07:00 PM - 11:00 PM

BRAWL

Dusit Thani Resorts
Events for November

12th

13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Events for November

13th

Events for November

14th

Events for November

15th

Events for November

16th

Events for November

17th

Events for November

18th

Events for November

19th

20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Events for November

19th

No Events
Events for November

21st

Events for November

22nd

Events for November

23rd

Events for November

24th

Events for November

25th

Events for November

26th

27
28
29
30
1
2
3
Events for November

27th

Events for November

28th

Events for November

29th

Events for November

30th

2022 GSPN I MÅS METGOT COMPETITION

2022 GSPN I Mås Metgot Competition Recap

 

2022 GSPN I MÅS METGOT COMPETITION

2022 GSPN I Mås Metgot Competition Recap

 

COMING SOON …

QUICK HITS

———————————————–
Guam’s Brandon ‘The Truth’ Vera announces his return to the One FC cage on December 3rd at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.
He takes on the dangerous Amir Alakbari from Iran.

More in GSPN