Asian Games: Alora adds another bronze for Philippine taekwondo's haul
October 3, 2014 7:31pm
Taekwondo bet Kirstie Elaine Alora settled for a bronze medal after falling to Cambodia's Seavmey Sorn on Friday in the Asian Games semifinals, duplicating her feat from the 2010 edition of the competition.
Alora, who bagged a gold medal in the 2011 Southeast Asian Games, qualified for medal contention after besting Rima Abdel Karim Ibrahim Ananbeh in the women's -73 kg quarterfinals earlier in the day.
Already assured of a bronze upon entering the semifinals, Alora tried to get a shot for the gold medal round but lost 6-5 to Sorn.
In other matches, Francis Aaron Agojo reached the men's -58 kg quarterfinals but fell short against Japan's Yuma Yamada to bow out of the Asiad.
2011 SEA Games gold medallist John Paul Lizardo, meanwhile, exited early after yielding to Pakistan's Ghazanfar Ali in the men's -58 kg round of 16.
Lizardo won a bronze medal for the Philippines in the 2010 Asian Games. — JST, GMA News

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