Pauline Lopez Wins Gold at the 2017 Chuncheon Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships
Jin Lopez shows SEA Games readiness, wins gold in Korea Open
BY JOSEF T. RAMOS, TMT ON JULY 7, 2017
Rising tae kwon do star Pauline Louise Lopez displayed her readiness to represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia next month by winning a gold medal in the 2017 Chuncheon Korea Open Interna-tional Taekwondo Championships last July 5 in Chuncheon, South Korea.
Lopez, 20, showed courage and toughness sweeping all five matches in the preliminary round of the kyorugi (spar-ring) event, including one against Brazilian Rafela Viera de Arauju whom she beat in the finals to bag the women’s Under-57 kilogram title.
She said her success in the prestigious international tournament would boost her morale and confidence heading to the biennial SEA Games slated on August 19 to 30 in Kuala Lumpur.