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Semis-bound PH poomsae teams assured of bronze medals in Asian Games

/ 02:29 PM August 19, 2018

FILE — The Philippines’ Rodolfo Reyes Jr. and Dustin Jacob Mella perform in the finals of men’s poomsae team event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Saturday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The Filipinos took home the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOL

The Philippines secured at least two bronze medals in the 2018 Asian Games after the country’s men’s and women’s poomsae teams seized a spot in the taekwondo team poomsae semifinals Sunday at Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia.

The men’s team, composed of Rodolfo Reyes Jr., Dustin Jacob Mella and Jeordan Dominguez, will face Yuxiang Zhu, Mingda Hu and Tingfeng Deng of China in the semis later in the day.

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The women’s team made up of Juvenile Faye Crisostomo, Rinna Babanto and Janna Dominique Oliva, meanwhile, arranged a semifinals duel with Yeowon Gwak, Dongah Choi, and Jaeeun Park of Korea.

Crisostomo and company slipped past host Indonesia in the quarterfinals while the men’s squad edged Iran to make the last four.

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TAGS: 2018 Asian games, Dustin Jacob Mella, Indonesia, Janna Dominique Oliva, Jeordan Domnguez, Juvenile Faye Crisostomo, Philippines, Poomsae, rinna babanto, Rodolfo Reyes Jr
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