Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Kazakh sends Lim packing


HANGZHOU, China — Jamie Lim bombed out early to wrap up her short, forgettable stint in the karate competition of the 19th Asian Games here.

The 26-year-old two-time Southeast Asian Games champion bowed to Assel Kanay of Kazakhstan via points in the quarterfinals of the women’s 61-kilogram kumite event on Friday at the Limping Sports Centre here.

It was a sorry loss for Lim — the daughter of basketball legend Samboy Lim — as it came at the heels of her impressive victory over Zulkhumor Tursunalieva of Uzbekistan in the Round of 16.

It was also a major blow to the national karatekas, who failed to sustain the momentum brought by the bronze medal performance of Sakura Alforte in the women’s individual kata on Thursday. Also falling by the wayside was Alwyn Batican, who lost to Ignatius Joshua Kantou of Indonesia in the repechage of the men’s 75-kg kumite; and John Christian Lachica, who bowed to Ari Saputra of Indonesia in the quarterfinals of the men’s 60-kg kumite.

The Filipino karatekas, however, still have a chance as JM Manantan is set to compete in the men’s 67-kg kumite while Arianne Isabel Brito is scheduled to see action in the women’s 68-kg kumite on Saturday.

Another former SEA Games champion in Junna Tsukii will also slug it out in the women’s 50-kg kumite on Sunday to wrap up Team Philippines’ participation in this prestigious quadrennial event.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

You May Also Like


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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