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Cordilleran taekwondo jin Kurt Barbosa from Abra makes it to Tokyo Olympic

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Cordillera - Filipino taekwondo jin Kurt Barbosa from Abra secured a ticket to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after winning against Zaid Alhawani in the semifinals of the men's -58kg semifinals division at the 2021 Asian Taekwondo Olympic Qualification tournament in Amman, Jordan.

With the win, Barbosa joins fellow Cordilleran Neshty Petecio who will play in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Barbosa will join other Filipino athletes who have officially qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. They are:

Hidilyn Diaz - Weightlifting

Nesthy Petecio - Boxing

Carlo Paalam - Boxing

John Obiena - Pole Vault

Carlos Yulo - Gymnastics

Eurmir Marcial - Boxing

Irish Magno - Boxing

Cris Nievarez - Rowing

Meanwhile, another Cordilleran Gold Medalist Jason Baucas failed to qualify to the Tokyo Olympic.



Unknown said...

I read that there are only 19 athletes who have qualified and will compete in the Tokyo Olympics and the entire Philippine delegation will comprise 80 people. How come the non-athletes are three times more numerous?

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