SEA Games 2023: Jamie Lim, Junna Tsukii lead PH to women’s team kumite silver
PHNOM PENH—Jamie Lim and Junna Tsukii led Team Philippines to a silver finish in the women’s team kumite on Monday at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games.
Vietnam’s Thi Huong Dinh, Thi My Tam Hoang, Thi Ngoan Nguyen and Thi Thuong Truoung proved superior over the Filipinos, 2-0, and clinched the gold medal at the Chroy Changvar Hall here.
The Philippine quartet, including Arianne Brito and Remon Misu, fell short after the Vietnamese scored 9 points against the Filipinos’ eight.
The national karate squad finished its campaign with two golds, five silvers and one bronze, a performance far better than the karatekas’ eight-bronze output last year in the Hanoi SEA Games.
Filipino-Japanese Sakura Alforte (women’s individual kata) and Lim (women’s -61kg kumite) delivered the golds while John Matthew Manantan (-67kg), Ivan Christopher Agustin (-84kg), Tsukii (-50kg), Remon Villanueva (-68kg) and Arianne Brito (+68kg) accounted for the silvers.
John Enrico Vasquez got the lone bronze in the men’s individual kata.