Dumaan, Loon Assured of Pencak Silat Bronze Medals
JAKARTA—Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Dines Dumaan and Jefferson Rhey Loon whipped their separate quarterfinal foes on Friday to book their spots in the semifinals to assure themselves of bronze medals in the 18th Asian Games pencak silat tournament at the Pencak Silat TMII hall here.
Dumaan, who broke a 13-year-old gold-medal drought in the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur last year, outclassed India’s Naorem Boynao Singh, 5-0, in the men’s 50-55 kgs Class B quarterfinals while Loon made short work of Kyrgyzstan’s Almazbek Zamirov, 4-0, in the men’s Class D 60-65-kgs quarterfinals of tanding (sparring).
Princesslyn Enopia took a 0-5 beating at the hands of Laotian Sounthavong Olathai in the round-of-8 to bow out of the women’s 50-55 kgs Class D division.
Dumaan faces Malaysian Muhammad Fayzul Nazir while Loon takes on Vietnam Nguyen Ngoc Tuan in the semifinals on Sunday.