4 Pinoy fighters make kickboxing Finals

posted December 09, 2019 at 04:01 pm
by  Manila Standard Sports
FOUR Filipino kickboxing athletes made sure their medal campaign would be felt at the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games as the esteemed competition gears to its end this week.

Advancing to finals for the women’s division are the Cordilleran natives Gina Iniong and Renalyn Daquel. 

Iniong bravely fought Vietnam’s Lai The Nga for the 55-kg kick light category, while Daquel cruised her way to win the fight versus Indonesia’s Lumban Gaol for the 48-kg full contact category. 

Fellow Cordillerans Jerry Olsim and Jomar Balangui, who also fought fiercely yesterday, will likewise advance to finals. 

Olsim bested Indonesia’s Efendi Serial for the 69kg kick light category, while Balangui won via unanimous decision versus Khem Chann of Cambodia for the 54kg low kick category. 

On the competition’s third day, Olsim, Balangui and Daquel are gearing to fight for finals today. 

Olsim is set to face Klinming Sarayut of Thailand, Balangui will face Vietnam’s Pham Ba Hoi, while Daquel of women’s division will be facing Nguyen Thi Hang of Vietnam.

Jean Claude Saclag is also set to face today versus Nguyen The Huong of Vietnam for the 63.5-kg low kick category in the semifinals today.

Meanwhile, Samahang Kick-boxing ng Pilipinas President, Senator Francis Tolentino lauded the athletes for fiercely cruising their way to finals despite the challenges.

“Iyan ang Pinoy, lumalaban at hindi sumusuko, napakaraming challenges at kahit ako kinabahan din pero ipinakita ng ating mga atleta na basta Pinoy lalaban. Congratulations sa inyo!,” Tolentino said.

Topics: 2019 Southeast Asian Games , Kickboxing
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by The Standard. Comments are views by thestandard.ph readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of thestandard.ph. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with The Standard editorial standards, The Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.