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SEA Games: 4 of 5 PH kickboxers advance to finals

By Kristel Satumbaga

Four of five Filipino fighters bested their opponents on Sunday to barge into the final round of the kickboxing competition in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Renalyn Dacquel, red, wins by RSC in the second round to Indonesia’s Priscilla Lumban to advance to the women’s - 48kg full contact in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. (Kristel Satumbaga)

Renalyn Dacquel, red, wins by RSC in the second round to Indonesia’s Priscilla Lumban to advance to the women’s – 48kg full contact in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. (Kristel Satumbaga)

Renalyn Dacquel bannered the PH squad with a second-round referee-stop-contest victory over Indonesia’s Priscilla Lumban in the women’s -48kg full contact.

The 22-year-old Manabo, Abra native was aggressive throughout, banking on her boxing skills as a pro fighter to demolish her foe.

“Masarap yung feeling na nagbubunga yung mga training namin kasi nakakaiyak talaga yung training,” said Dacquel.

Gina Iniong also outclassed Vietnam’s Lai Thi Nga, 3-0, for a shot at the gold medal in the women’s -55kg kick light category, as well as Jerry Olsim, who scored a 3-0 win over Indonesia’s Serial Efendi in the men’s -69kg kick light division.

Jomar Balanguie also moved a win away from the men’s -54kg low kick title after beating Cambodi’s Cham Khem.

Karol Maguide, however, yielded to Indonesian Rumahpasal Aprilando of Indonesia, 3-0, in the men’s 51kg full contact semifinal.

Jean Claude Saclag hopes to follow his teammates when he fights in the men’s 63.5kg low kick semifinal on Monday.

Source: Manila Bulletin

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