Taekwondo: Did bronze medalist Pauline Lopez defy coach in Asian Games?


Posted at Aug 27 2018 11:23 PM

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Taekwondo practitioner Pauline Lopez fought to the last second in an attempt to move to the finals of the women's 57 kilograms division in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

In an interview on "Gametime" on Monday, Lopez acknowledged even going against her coach's instruction when she attempted a turning kick against the taller Luo Zongshi of China while she was down on points.

Her attempt, however, backfired when Luo fired a counter that sent Lopez to the ground.

She settled for the bronze in her third Asian Games appearance.

But Lopez said she has no regrets as she did her best against her bigger foe.

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