Former top wushu taolu athlete Daniel Parantac made good on his debut as coach in an international event as he helped three fighters win medals in China recently.
The former Southeast Asian Games gold medalist in taichiquan helped team Philippines to a 1-3-1 gold-silver-bronze medal output in the 9th World Kung Fu Championship in Emeishan, Sichuan, China.
Among them is Alessandra May Arevalo who bagged a silver medal and a bronze medal in the event where 7,000 athletes from 53 countries competed.
Two of Parantac’s wards that comprise the meager Philippine delegate of a coach and three athletes all contributed to the effort with national team member Giovanni Moses Lim winning a gold medal, while fellow team Philippine member Matthew Chung added two silver medals.
Arevalo is a member of the Baguio team under the tutelage of Parantac, who quit this year to concentrate on coaching, especially the Baguio squad that include his son.
Parantac is hoping to get the nod of the Philippine Wushu Federation to name him as a member of the coaching staff in the finer side of the Chinese martial arts.
“It is still with the board for it to decide,” said Parantac.
When asked how is coaching, Parantac said: “ It is okay, though very challenging and I am happy that in just a year, I was able to produce an international medalist.”
“I am hoping to produce more athletes who will produce in international competitions,” added Parantac. Pigeon Lobien