SEA Games: Strong start for Philippine taekwondo with poomsae victories

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 07 2019 04:07 PM | Updated as of Dec 07 2019 05:13 PM

Jocel Lyn Ninobla won by a hairline over a Thai participant to take the women's individual poomsae title in SEA Games taekwondo on Saturday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Rodolfo Reyes Jr. ruled the men's individual poomsae event in SEA Games taekwondo on Saturday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Rodolfo Reyes Jr. and Jocel Lyn Ninobla captured the gold medals in their respective poomsae events in Southeast Asian Games taekwondo on Saturday.

Reyes ruled the men's individual event at Ninoy Aquino Stadium, scoring 8.349 with Thailand grabbing silver and Myanmar and Malaysia sharing bronze.

Ninobla won by a hairline over Thailand's Ornawee Srisahakit to take the women's title. She scored 8.433 points while Ornawee received 8.432 points.

Vietnam took the bronze.

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