ZC Karate athlete wins bronze medals in Japan PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 April 2016 13:18

A Zamboangueno karate athlete won two bronze medals in a global event held in Amagasaki, Japan recently.

Jose Felix Balan of Putik brought honor and fame to Zamboanga City as he harvested two bronze medals during the Shito Ryu Shukokai World Cup (male kata, 16-17 years old category) held from March 24-28 in Amagasaki, Japan.

As this developed, Mayor Beng Climaco conveyed her greetings and commendations to Balan, his coaches and trainors for the effort and for bringing honor and fame to the city.

Balan formed part of the Zamboanga delegation to the Philippine National Games (PNG) 2016 held in Lingayen, Pangasinan from March 7-11 which brought home a total of 119 medals composed of 44 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze medals.

Mayor Climaco said expressed elation that the youth of today continue to shine in the different fields particularly sports not only in local but even international and worldwide competitions. — Sheila Covarrubias