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Taekwondo jin Lopez goes for shot at gold vs Chinese in semis

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 01:10 PM August 21, 2018

Taekwondo jin Pauline Lopez secured at least another bronze medal for the Philippines after making it to the semifinals of the women’s -57kg event in the 2018 Asian Games Tuesday at Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia.

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Lopez dominated her way to the semis after overpowering Gyani Chunara of Nepal, 20-0, in the quarterfinals and Xiao Feng of Macau, 8-0, in the Round of 16.

The 22-year-old Lopez, who won the gold medal in thethe 2015 Southeast Asian Games, battles Zongshi Luo of China for a shot at her first Asiad gold.

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Kirstie Alora, however, was sent into an early exit after bowing to Cansel Deniz of Kazakhstan, 8-7, in the first round of the women’s +67kg event.

Darlene Arpon, meanwhile, got outclassed in the quarterfinals of the women’s -67kg, 29-0, by Jandi Kim of Korea on Monday.

The Philippines currently has three bronze medals as of posting time.

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