Vanessa Bagay from the City of Mati ranked first and bagged the Gold medal in the Karatedo Kumite, 16-17 years old girls, after smashing her opponent from La Union Province in the Batang Pinoy 2016 National Championships in Tagum City.
Moreover, martial artist Mark Belsonda earned Bronze of the same event, 12-13 years old boys.
And speaking of art, Heart Marie Como Monteverde championed the Karatedo Kata meriting another Gold medal in the said championship games.
Meanwhile, Team Mati advances in the Takraw event for Gold later this day. Progreso Pa More keeps the tough going as the closing of the Batang Pinoy 2016 is about to unfold.