Thu. Dec 7th, 2023

FILE – The Philippines’ Kiyomi Watanabe competes in the course of the girls’s judo -63 kg within the thirtieth SEA Video games. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin Vardeleon

HANGZHOU, China — The wrestle continues for the Philippine judo group as Dylwynn Gimena and Carl Dave Aseneta bombed out within the nineteenth Asian Video games at Xiaoshan Linpu Gymnasium right here on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Gimena fell prey to Khuslen Otgonbayar of Mongolia by way of ippon within the Spherical of 16 of the ladies’s -78-kilogram class whereas the 26-year-old Aseneta surrendered to Gained Jonghoon of South Korea additionally by way of ippon within the Spherical of 16 of the lads’s -100-kg occasion.

With Gimena and Aseneta’s elimination, the group suffered a shutout in particular person occasions as all of its athletes did not advance previous the quarterfinals.

The group’s brightest hope Kiyomi Watanabe, 2018 Asian Video games silver medalist, misplaced to Japanese prime seed Miku Takaichi within the quarterfinal of the ladies’s -63kg class on Monday.

Watanabe began sizzling as she beat Vietnam’s Ngoc Diem Phuong Nguyen however did not maintain her type towards Takaichi.

Philippine Judo Federation secretary common David Carter mentioned their athletes have been ready however luck merely didn’t go their method.

“They have been able to compete however the luck of the draw didn’t go our method,” mentioned Carter.

Additionally going residence with out particular person medals are Leah Jhane Lopez (girls’s -48-kg), Shugen Nakano (males’s -66-kg), Rena Furukawa (girls’s 57-kg), John Viron Ferrer (males’s -80-kg), Ryoko Salinas (girls’s -70-kg), and Kyodo Nakano (males’s -73-kg).

The Filipinos, nevertheless, nonetheless have an opportunity to provide you with a powerful end as they compete within the blended group occasion on the ultimate day of competitors on Wednesday.

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