Rhezie Aragon cops silver in taekwondo
Rhezie Aragon fought the good fight, but in the end, fell to Mariska Halinda of Indonesia, 4-9, in the gold medal match of the women’s 53kg division in taekwondo in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Hall 1.
With only three competitors in the weight class, Aragon was instantly slotted in the Finals while Halinda had to fight off Malaysian bet Jasmin Nabilla to earn the right to face the Filipina jin.
Unfortunately for the 21-year-old Aragon, she fought on the defensive early against her Indonesian foe, struggling to recover from a 3-6 deficit in the second round as she settled for a silver medal in the women’s bantamweight division.
Despite the defeat, Aragon’s was the second silver medal bagged by the Philippine taekwondo team, increasing the sport’s haul to seven medals.