Filipina jins Jamie Lim and Joane Orbon nabbed a pair of gold medals at the Karate Premier League Kharkiv Open 2020 held in Ukraine on Sunday (Philippine Time), firming up their bids for berths in the Tokyo Olympics.
Karate Pilipinas Sports Federation announced the double golds and two bronze medals for Team Philippines in the Olympics Qualifying Event held February 22, 2020 (February 23 Philippine Time).
Joane Orbon, who recently joined the Philippine National Team after leaving the United States karate federation, demonstrated her powerful skills as she dominated the -61kg division to secure her gold.
Here are the Team Philippines medals in Ukraine:
- Jamie Lim Gold -68kg
- Joane Orbon Gold -61kg
- Alwyn Batican Bronze -67kg
- Sharief Afif Bronze -84kg
The Philippines is looking to send 38 Olympians to the Tokyo Games scheduled for July to August 2020.
SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Jamie Lim and Joane Orbon for their good showing at the Ukraine Olympic Qualifiers!
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