Jean Claude Saclag fights for a spot within the gold medal spherical of males’s kickboxing towards Vu Truong Giang who could have the raucous hometown crowd rooting for him within the thirty first Southeast Asian Games on the Bac Ninh province gymnasium on Tuesday.
Saclag, a kickboxing convert from wushu the place he first made a reputation for himself within the continent, assured himself of the boys’s low kick -63.5kg class bronze medal following his 3-0 conquest of Souliyavong Latxasak of Laos on Sunday.
But the 27-year-old from Kalinga and Benguet can be using his veteran smarts from his quite a few worldwide stints to neutralize his Vietnamese opponent and the hometown crowd.
“I really need to be dominant in my performance here,” Saclag stated. “I will do everything to win the gold medal.”
If he wins, Saclag will face both Chalemlap Santidongsakun of Thailand or San Rakim of Cambodia within the gold medal spherical.
Saclag was a Wushu World Cup champion in sanda and clinched a silver medal on the Incheon 2014 Asian Games. He gained gold in the identical kickboxing occasion on the 2019 Southeast Asian Games performed on the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
Three different Filipino kickboxers, nonetheless, already fell out of medal competition.
Kurt Lubrica misplaced to Thailand’s Chaiway Sungnoi, 1-2, in a males’s -54 kgs low kick conflict, whereas Jomar Balangui suffered a 1-2 beating from Racchan Toch of Cambodia in Men’s -57 kgs full contact and Carlos Alvarez misplaced to Vietnam’s Nguyen The Huong, 0-3, in -67 kgs in males’s full contact motion.
The different Filipino bets have been combating late Monday—Daryl Chulipas towards Indonesia’s Salmri Stendra Pattisamallo in males’s full contact -51 kgs, Honorio Banario towards Tanoi Yermias Yohanes of Indonesia in males’s -71s kg low kick and Emmanuel Cantores towards Malaysian Ain Kamarrudin in males’s -60 kgs low kick.
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