UAAP Season 81 judo: Another golden double for UST

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 10, 2018 01:04 PM
UAAP Season 81 judo: Another golden double for UST
UST completed a three-peat in the men's division and a five-peat in the women's division of UAAP judo.
The University of Santo Tomas became solo men's champions anew while its women's team ruled for the fifth straight year in the UAAP Season 81 judo competition Sunday at the Enrique Razon Sports Center in De La Salle.

With heavyweight Dither Tablan and half lightweight Ryan Benavides leading the five-gold haul, the Growling Tigers collected 45 points to complete a three-peat and annex a record 14th crown overall.

Ateneo de Manila University, which shared the men's title with UST last season, settled for second place with 18 points after winning two golds.

The University of the Philippines also had 18 points, but the Fighting Maroons could only muster third place as it only won a gold to show.

Tablan emerged as the season MVP, while Benavides captured the Rookie of the Year honors.

Other Tiger gold medalists were Russel Lorenzo (extra lightweight), Mitchell Salcedo (middleweight) and George Kim (half heavyweight).

Meanwhile, with MVP Khrizzie Pabulayan's half lightweight gold and a deluge of seven silver medals, UST collectdd 36 points to extend its longest winning streak in the women's division to five years.

The Tigresses won their 11th tiara overall.

UP captured three golds but placed second with 25 points, edging the University of the East, which tallied 24 points in third spot.

Lady Warrior Remieanne Pangilinan, who topped the half middleweight category, took home the Rookie of the Year honors.

In the juniors division, UST retained the boys title, while UE made it two in the girls section.


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