Asian Games 2023: More PH jins fall in Asiad

After producing the country’s first medal, taekwondo suffered big losses for the third straight day in the 2023 Asian Games.

Arven Alcantara advanced to the quarters after beating a fancied Thai rival in the Round-of-16 of the men’s -68-kilogram division.

But against Mohammed Mustafa of Jordan, Alcantara suffered a 2-0 beating.

Arven Alcantara [photo credit: Jun Lopez FB]
Arven Alcantara [photo credit: Jun Lopez FB]

Both Laila Delo and Dave Cea also dropped their matches with the latter losing to Iran’s Mehran Barkhordari in the men’s -80kg division quarters.

Delo, on the other hand, lost to Vietnam’s Thi Khiem in the women’s -67kg class.

Korean Open gold medal winner Kirstie Elaine Alora (women’s +67kg class) and SEAG 4-time champion Samuel Morrission are left to carry the task to win the country’s first gold in the continental showpiece.

King Patrick Perez won the men’s individual bronze on Sunday.

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