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Pauline Lopez cops her 2nd taekwondo gold in SEA Games

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:26 PM December 08, 2019

PH’s Pauline Lopez competes in the quarterfinals of the 2019 SEA Games Taekwondo tournament in Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Pauline Lopez found her golden stride as she defeated Cambodia’s Aliza Chhoeung, 12-4, in the women’s under-57 kilogram taekwondo final in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Sunday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

The Asian Games bronze medalist found the mark early, taking a 4-0 lead in the first round but turned things up a notch in the second.

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Lopez landed a head kick in the second for a 7-2 lead then closed out the affair with a beautiful roundhouse to get her second gold medal in the SEA Games.

The former Ateneo star already owns gold medals in the Asian Championships, Korea Open, and Pan Am Open.

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