JAKARTA, Indonesia – Jefferson Rhey Loon settled for a bronze medal in the men’s class D action of pencak silat in the 2018 Asian Games on Sunday, August 26.
The 26-year-old Philippine bet succumbed to Vietnam’s Ngoc Toan Nguyen, 0-5, in the 60-65kg semifinal.
Although not advancing to the championship round, Loon was still satisfied with his performance.
“Dating 55-60 kilograms siya (Nguyen), gold medalist sa Asian Beach Games kaya hindi basta bastang kalaban. Pero na-manage pa rin naman nating makapuntos,” said Loon.
(Nguyen was a former gold medalist in the Asian Beach Games so he’s not someone who’s easy to defeat. But I still managed to score points against him.)
Also a podium finisher in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, Loon delivered the country’s eighth bronze medal.
He seeks to bag another medal for the Philippines in the Asian Pencak Silat Championship in India in September. – Rappler.com