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Pangasinense is 2023 Korea Open Int’l Taekwondo Championships’ Best Player

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—Another Pangasinense brought pride to the province after being hailed as the best player in Poomsae Individual Male (G2 Event Under 30) during the 2023 Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships in Chuncheon, South Korea.

Ian Matthew Corton, a native of Lingayen town, won a gold medal in the said prestigious sporting event joined by 3,000 individuals from 60 participating countries.

In commendation of his feat, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) in its recent special session last week, approved a resolution.

Photos: Ian Matthew Corton’s FB page

Corton is a member of the Philippine Taekwondo Team and he has earlier won bronze and silver medals in the same sporting event during the 32nd Southeast Asian Games held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia last May 5-17, 2023.

“The winning and sterling performance shown by Ian Matthew Corton will serve as a shining example to aspiring athletes, encouraging them to dream big, and pursue excellence in their chosen fields,” the resolution authored by Board member Haidee S. Pacheco stated.

The 2023 Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships was hosted by Chuncheon City and the Korea Taekwondo Association. Poomsae is a sequence of taekwondo techniques linked together into a pattern of moves.

“Such feat of Ian Matthew Corton is his first recognized U30 Individual International Medal which showcased his kicking and punching techniques as a male fighter in taekwondo competition,” the resolution disclosed.

(Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan PIO)

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