ASIAN GAMES: Pinoys crash out of Kurash competition

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 28, 2018 08:02 PM
ASIAN GAMES: Pinoys crash out of Kurash competition
Four Filipinos made a quick exit at the Kurash competition during the 2018 Asian Games.

JAKARTA — A judoka and mixed martial arts champion failed to shine for the Philippines in Kurash in the 18th Asian Games on Tuesday.

Al Rolan Llamas, son of national coach Rolando Llamas, won his first bout in the combat sport that is widely played in Central Asia. It is similar to judo with the same goal of scoring by throwing an opponent on his back.

With a 10-0 win over Batsuuri Adiay of Mongolia in the preliminaries of their men’s -66 kgs bout, Llamas advanced to the round of 16 against Maruf Gaybulloev of Uszbekistan.

Against Murev, Llamas lasted only 33 seconds on a 100-0 loss via Halal, defined in Kurash as a throw with full control in terms of speed and execution.

Chris Hoffman, an MMA champion in the Philippines, bowed to the highly skilled Kuralov Tirek of Kyrgistan, 101-0, in the mens +92 kgs preliminary.

Also losing right in her first outing was Helen Dawa, who yielded to Jadav Malapbraha Yallapp of india via a 3-0 tally in the women’s -52 kgs. Grace Loberanes also found the exit with a 10-0 defeat to Indonesian Susanti RTK.

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