Alexander Heights: Notre Dame student wins taekwondo gold in Unisport Nationals

Jose Millares in action
Jose Millares in action

JOSE Millares, of Alexander Heights, recently won gold in taekwondo at the Unisport Nationals.

The University of Notre Dame student competed in the black belt, under 54kg division.

“Jose and his opponent had competed against each other on a few occasions previously but had been unable to claim a win in the previous encounters in very close fights,” sports officer Max Wason said.

“In the gold medal match Jose put on an amazing performance, being the aggressor for most of the fight and comprehensively winning the bout 34-2.”

Millares gold helped the university achieve its best results to date in the rebranded Uni Games, and the team returned with nine medals – five gold, two silver and two bronze.