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SEA Games: PH’s Samuel Morrison wins 3rd straight gold in taekwondo

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 08:50 PM December 08, 2019

PH’s Samuel Morrison wins the gold medal in Taekwondo at 2019 SEA Games in Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Samuel Morrison completed a personal three-peat after his gold medal victory over Joshua Abdullah, 30-8, in the men’s under-80 kilograms taekwondo finals of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Sunday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

Morrison, who won in the 2015 and 2017 SEA Games, started off cautiously taking an 8-5 lead early in the second round.

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What Abdullah didn’t know was Morrison was just heating up as the lanky Filipino jin unleashed a barrage of strikes that put the Malaysian on a world of hurt.

Morrison landed three straight head kicks for a 20-8 lead midway through the second round.

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