NU claims breakthrough men's taekwondo crown
National University already has the UAAP men's taekwondo title in the bag.
National University virtually clinched its first-ever men's title with a 6-1 win over traditional powerhouse University of Sto. Tomas Friday in the UAAP Season 80 taekwondo tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym.
Undefeated in five bouts, the Bulldogs will still emerge as champions even if they drop their final elimination round assignment. NU is still fighting Far Eastern University as of posting time.
University of the Philippines wound up with a 4-2 record following a 7-0 blanking of a shorthanded University of the East side.
The Fighting Maroons can still savage second place if the Bulldogs beat the Tamaraws in their final elims bout.
The Growling Tigers fell at 3-2 with one bout remaining against the Red Warriors. Even with a win over UE and ends up in joint second with UP, UST will finish third by virtue of winner-over-the-other rule.
The Lady Bulldogs, meanwhile, moved closer in claiming a back-to-back crown after a 6-1 victory over the Tigresses.
Also sporting a spotless 5-0 card, NU can wrap up the crown with a victory over UP.
The Lady Maroons, who hold a 4-1 card, will clinch the title if they topple the Lady Bulldogs, while a loss will give the Diliman-based jins a runner-up finish.
UST fell in a tie with Ateneo, a 6-1 winner over FEU, at 3-2, as the Tigresses and the Lady Eagles were fighting for third place.