Jamie Lim loses medal chance as PH bets end 2021 Karate World Championships stint

Beatrice Go

BOWED OUT. Philippines ends its campaign in the 2021 Karate World Championships.

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Karateka Jamie Lim makes an early exit in her bid for a bronze medal in the repechage round of the 2021 Karate World Championships

Jamie Lim made an early exit in her bid for at least a bronze medal in the 2021 Karate World Championships on Thursday, November 18 in Dubai.

Lim, who was relegated to the repechage round after losing in the female kumite -61kg was tied with Netherlands’ Lynn Snel, 1-1, but lost when the judges favored the Dutch 3-2.

Despite the loss, the 24-year-old impressed in her debut in the lower weight class as she made it to the fourth round before losing to finals-bound Anita Serogina of Ukraine.

Philippines ended its world championships campaign after kata athletes Sarah Pangilinan and Joco Vasquez failed to progress to the medal rounds on Thursday.

Pangilinan, who competes in the individual female kata event, made it all the way to the third round after scoring 24.94 and 24.46 in the first two rounds.

But she failed to crack into the top six kata athletes when she recorded 22.86 in the third.

Vasquez cleared the opening round of the individual male kata event with a score of 22.52, but also bowed out of the tournament when his score of 22.66 was not enough to progress to the further rounds.

On Wednesday, Karate Premier League No. 2 Junna Tsukii suffered a heartbreaking exit after losing in the second round of the female kumite -50kg event. – Rappler.com

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.