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SEA Games: Gold medal still elusive for PH Olympian Kirstie Alora

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:55 PM December 08, 2019

PH’s Kirstie Alora settles for silver medal in the 2019 SEA Games Taekwondo event at Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Kirstie Alora suffered a gut-wrenching final defeat to fellow Olympian Sorn Seavmey via golden point, 12-9, in the women’s over-73 kilograms taekwondo of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Sunday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

After a tight 9-9 finish in the first three rounds, Alora and Seavmey found themselves searching for that vital golden strike and it was the taller Cambodian who found it.

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The 6-foot Seavmey, who is six inches taller than Alora, used all her length and landed a head kick straight to the Filipino’s temple for the final three points.

Seavmey, the 2014 Asian Games gold medalist, captured her third straight SEA Games gold medal.

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Alora, meanwhile, has yet to win a gold medal in her international career.

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