Taekwondo jin turns emotional after winning Timor Leste’s first medal

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De Araujo Dos Reis Amorin Imbrolia, bronze medalist for Timor Leste in taekwondo. The first official medalist of Timor Leste in the #SEAGames2019 @spinph

THE long wait is over for Timor Leste as the country finally nailed a medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

The distinction belongs to taekwondo jin Imbrolia De Araujo Dos Reis Amorin, who placed third in the women’s -57kg division to win the bronze. It is in the same weight class where Pauline Lopez of the Philippines won the gold.

Two boxers from Timor Leste are also assured of a bronze after flyweight Jose Barreto Quintas Da Silva and light heavyweight Frederico Soares Sarmento lost in their semifinal bout, but the medals will only reflect on the tally once the boxing competition ends on Monday.

Amorin was awarded with the bronze during the medal ceremony on Sunday to the delight of Filipinos who watched at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. (www.spin.ph)



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