SEA Games 2023: PH’s Shugen Nagano, Rena Furukawa look for title repeat in judo

FILE– Philippines' Shugen Nakano in judo. INQUIRER PHOTO/SHERWIN VARDELEON

FILE– Philippines’ Shugen Nakano in judo. INQUIRER PHOTO/SHERWIN VARDELEON

MANILA, Philippines—Reigning gold medalists Shugen Nagano and Rena Furukawa look to show across the Philippines’ marketing campaign in judo after 4 Filipinos bowed out of medal rivalry within the kind occasions on Saturday within the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games.

The tandem of Alvin Mendoza and Bryn Quilotes crashed out of the lads’s kime no kata podium after rating fourth in Group A after tallying a complete of 457 factors. Vietnam gained the gold.

The duo of Joemari Coronary heart and Jewel Ann Rafael additionally didn’t get their palms on SEA Video games {hardware} within the ladies’s ju no kata class with simply 365 factors amassed for third place in Group B. Thailand was the eventual winner within the occasion.

Nagano and Furukawa, the Hanoi SEA Video games champions within the males’s 66kg and girls’s 57kg lessons, respectively, are set to take the mat because the fight competitions start Sunday.

Furukawa bought a bye to the quarterfinal and can face the winner between Vietnam and Cambodia within the semifinals. Nagano figures within the spherical robin phases on Sunday.

Daryl Meracado, in the meantime, additionally appears to enhance from his thirty first SEA Video games end of silver within the males’s 55kg class.

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