Philippines kicks off medal haul with poomsae bronzes

The Philippine women's poomsae team is all smiles after walking away with a bronze. Judith Caringal/Radyo Pilipinas
By Gil Moriones

MANILA -- The Philippines snatched two bronze medals in the poomsae event of the Asian Games at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Sunday.

The women's poomsae team comprising of Juvenile Crisostomo, Rinna Babanto, and Janna Oliva secured their bronze medal finish after making the semifinals. They tasted defeat in their semis showoff against Korea Republic.

The men's team of Dustin Mella, Jeordan Dominguez and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. also got a bronze medal in similar fashion, that is, making the semis, but they eventually lost to China.

The Philippines currently seats inside the Top 10 in the medal tally.

China, Korea Republic and Chinese Taipei have already gold medals.

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