Pauline Lopez wins gold medal in Korean Open

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 05, 2017 06:12 PM
Pauline Lopez wins gold medal in Korean Open
The UAAP Season 79 Rookie of the Year out of Ateneo De Manila University beat her Brazilian counterpart in the Final, 16-11, to win gold. (FILE)

Rising Taekwondo star Pauline Lopez added a new gold medal to her collection after ruling the Under-57 kilogram category of the Chuncehon Korean Open Wednesday.

The UAAP Season 79 Rookie of the Year out of Ateneo De Manila University beat her Brazilian counterpart in the Final, 16-11, to win gold.

Lopez won all five of her matches in Korea, starting off with two dominant victories in the Round of 23 and Round of 16, winning by a combined score of 43-7, before surviving a scare against China in the quarterfinals, 6-5.

The Fil-Am star then secured a win against France in the semis to make the title round.

 

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