Jasiri on verge of retaining Mombasa Open Tong -IL Moo-Do title

Jasiri, the Kenya Tong-IL Moo-Do team has maintained the lead at the ongoing Mombasa Open Tong-IL Moo-Do International Martial Art Championships at Aga Khan Academy.

Kenya is on top of the world 30 medals, six gold medals, nine silver and 15 bronze, followed by Philippines with six gold, four sliver and two bronze medals as Burkina Faso lies third with two gold and a bronze medals, while Angola had bagged in two gold medals.

Edwin Musongota Otota of Kenya beat Philippine’s Raymark Bais 4-2 in thr flyweight to clinch gold, with Kenya Festus Baraka and Luckson Miti of Zambia taking bronze medals.

It was a podium sweep for Kenya in the Finweight for Kids with Joseph Climate taking gold, Mark Wafula winning silver and Faris Luvembe with bronze.

In the Finweight B contest, Burkina Faso’s Jung-Choul Kabore took gold after edging Michichiro Brian Nakajima of Japan 2-0. The bronze medal went to Raphael Ringa and Victor Kahindi.

The Finweight A event was won by Philippine’s Cyrus Tumanda, who beat Joseph Mwarandu 8-0 with home players Nisuble Bumho and Dennis Oyugi taking bronze medals.

Kook of Angola went away with gold medal when he outpointed Kenya’s Samuel Odhiambo, who took silver in the final of Flyweight B category. Bronze medal winners were Kenyans Nisubire Bumiyo and Derek Muchiri.

There were mixed results in forms category with Kenyans receiving tough opposition from other countries.

In Novices bracket A, Jasiri made it 1-2-3-4 when Joseph Mwarandu took gold, Teddy Owino silver and Samson Mambo and Steve Okeyo receiving bronze medals.

Kenya got a rude shock in Novice Bracket B when Burkina Faso’s Kabore Jung-Choul managed a gold as Abubakar Mwaisangu taking silver and Evans Bosire and DR Congo’s Jalongho Wha Wang finishing with bronze medals.

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