Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Pinoy judokas licking wounds

HANGZHOU, China — The Philippine Judo Federation vows to bounce back following its disappointing performance in the 19th Asian Games here.

Despite the presence of Olympian Kiyomi Watanabe, the national judokas will still go home empty handed after failing to make it past the quarterfinals of their respective categories.

Watanabe, a Filipino-Japanese who nearly pulled an upset in the gold medal match of the Jakarta Asian Games in 2018, started hot as she beat her Vietnamese foe in the Round of 16 but fell prey to the Japanese top seed in the quarterfinals of the women’s -63-kilogram category.

On the other hand, Dylwynn Gimena and Carl Dave Aseneta closed their campaign in the individual events with lopsided losses in the women’s -78-kg class and men’s -100-kg category, respectively.

The 27-year-old Gimena fell prey to Khuslen Otgonbayar of Mongolia via ippon in the Round of 16 while the 26-year-old Aseneta surrendered to Won Jonghoon of South Korea also via ippon in the Round of 16.

“I don’t want to comment about their performance because we’re not the one competing,” said Carter, who used to head the national judo federation.

“But we can’t say anything bad about their performance. We just have to sit down and evaluate to determine what went wrong.”

Also going home without individual medals are Leah Jhane Lopez (women’s -48-kg), Shugen Nakano (men’s -66-kg), Rena Furukawa (women’s 57-kg), John Viron Ferrer (men’s -80-kg), Ryoko Salinas (women’s -70-kg) and Kyodo Nakano (men’s -73-kg).

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


Manny Pacquiao knows his time is up. This was the keen observation made by a longtime member of his training team who spent dinner...


The dynamic duo of Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna and Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario is back with a bang after leading Blacklist International to a...


The University Athletic Association of the Philippines will have a full calendar of sports events for Season 85 starting 1 October. UAAP President Fr....


ECHO has revealed its roster for the upcoming M4 Mobile Legends World Championship to be held 1-15 January 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The seven...


It’s going to be business as usual as the Philippine Basketball Association will not stop its on-court activities when it gives way for the...


It doesn’t look as if newly-crowned Melvin Jerusalem will get the luxury of defending his minimumweight crown against a handpicked rival after the World...


Mitchell, meanwhile, is a six-foot shooting guard frowm Hartford University.


Legendary boxing referee Carlos ‘Sonny’ Padilla was recently inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Famous for serving as the third man in...