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Poomsae teams win PH’s first two medals in 2018 Asian Games

/ 05:30 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

The Philippines poomsae teams on Sunday delivered the country’s first two medals in the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia.

The men’s and women’s poomsae squads put up valiant efforts before settling for the bronze medals after losing to separate foes in the semifinals of the taekwondo team poomsae event.

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Rodolfo Reyes Jr., Dustin Jacob Mella and Jeordan Dominguez bowed to China’s Yuxiang Zhu, Mingda Hu and Tingfeng Deng in the semis.

Janna Dominique Oliva, Juvenile Faye Crisostomo and Rinna Babanto, meanwhile, fell to Korea’s Yeowon Gwak, Dongah Choi, and Jaeeun Park.

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TAGS: 2018 Asian games, China, Dustin Jacob Mella, Indonesia, Jeordan Dominguez, Korea, Philippines, Poomsae, Rodolfo Reyes Jr, Taekwondo
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