MES HSS, Zuarinagar, and Damodar HSS, Margao, emerged under-19 boys and girls champions in the state-level Taekwondo competition at the multipurpose indoor hall, Fatorda.
MES scored 19 points as they bagged 2 gold medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. The medallists are: -58kg Sanjay Rathod (Gold), -73kg Nakul Narvekar (Gold), +78kg Navraj Dadel (Silver), -45kg Sushant Lamani (Bronze), -59kg Abhishek Chavan (Bronze).
Damodar HSS, Margao, finished runners-up with 15 points (2gold, 1bronze) while the third place went to Rosary HSS, Navelim, (7 points; 1 Gold).
Over in the girls category, Damodar HSS, Margao won the top position, scoring 20 points. Their tally of 2 Gold and 2 Silver medals were won by 42kg Sanjana Havanur (Gold), -49kg Mamta Ghadi (Gold), -42kg Navira Sayyed (Silver), +78kg Esha Deulkar (Silver).
MES HSS, Zuarinagar, settled for runners-up place after scoring 17 points with a return of 2 gold, 1 silver; while St. Andrew’s HSS, Vasco, with 11 points, were third with a medal tally of 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze.