Barbosa falls to Korean world champ

Published July 24, 2021, 12:18 PM

by Jeremiah Sevilla

South Korea’s Jang Jun (blue) and Philippines’ Kurt Bryan Barbosa (red) compete in the taekwondo men’s -58kg elimination round bout during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Tokyo on July 24, 2021. (Photo by Javier SORIANO / AFP)

Kurt Barbosa fell to a losing start in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after bowing down to reigning world champion Jang Jun of South Korea, 26-6 (win by point gap), in the taekwondo men’s 58kg on Saturday, July 24 at the Makuhari Messe Hall A.

It was a dominant performance from the world No. 1 jin who got off to a massive 12-1 start and finished off the Filipino standout with 1:47 remaining in the third round.

The 22-year-old Barbosa still has a chance to keep his campaign alive in the repechage later.

 
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