SEA Games: Philippines’ Jamie Lim scores karate bronze


Posted at May 18 2022 10:30 PM | Updated as of May 18 2022 11:03 PM

Lim at the 2019 SEA Games in Manila. ABS-CBN News/file
Lim at the 2019 SEA Games in Manila. ABS-CBN News/file

Pinay karateka Jamie Lim managed to take home a bronze medal by beating her Malay counterpart in the 31st Southeast Asian Games karate competitions at the Ninh Binh Gymnasium in Vietnam on Wednesday.

Lim outclassed Murugeesan Mathivani, 1-0, in the bronze medal match of the women's -61kg weight class.

Lim was expected to defend the title she won in the 2019 edition of the Games but fell short in the semis.

Jason Macaalay added to the medal list with a bronze of his own. He beat Thailand’s Siwakon Muekthong, 1-0, in the men’s-60 individual kumite.

Filipino-Japanese Junna Tsukii was not as lucky.

The 2019 SEA Games women's champion in the -50kg class of kumite was forced to a 3-3 standoff against Vietnam's Dinh Thi Huong. 

Dinh enjoyed the hometown advantage and was allowed to advance to the next round.

John Matthew Manantan, likewise, bowed out of the medal race after losing to Vietnam's Dang Hong Son, 6-3, in the men's -67kg kumite.

Karatekas Rebecca Cyril Torres and Joco Vasquez, meanwhile, won bronze medals in their respective divisions in kata.

Torres outclassed Malaysia's Lovelly Anne Robberrth, 24.28-23.34, even as Vasquez beat Laos’ Southided Soulisay, 24.6-22.34.