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Junna Tsukii wins gold in WKF Premier League in Portugal

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 01:31 AM May 03, 2021
Junna Tsukii

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MANILA, Philippines — Junna Tsukii delivered the gold medal in the World Karate Federation (WKF) Premier League Sunday in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Fil-Japanese karateka beat Moldir Zhangbyrbay of Kazakhstan, 2-0, in the Female Kumite -50kg final.

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It was an emotional win for the 2018 Asian Games bronze medalist who shed tears of joy following her victory.

Tsukii made the title round after knocking off two-time world champion Alexandra Recchia of France, 2-0, in the semifinals on Saturday.

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The 29-year-old Tsukii has been training in Serbia for the past two months.

She hopes to secure a slot in the Tokyo Olympics via the world qualifiers in Paris, France slated next month.

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