Philippine grapplers sustain campaign in 2014 Asian Beach Games

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Former Southeast Asian Games judo champion John Baylon bagged a bronze medal in jujitsu event —the country’s first medal in the 2014 Asian Beach Games being held in Phuket, Thailand. Baylon, a nine-time SEA Games gold medalist, wound up third in the men’s -80-kilogram by beating Sooknate Suntra of Thailand, 99.0-4, in their bronze-medal match. He earlier scored a 99.0-2 win over Saoud Alhammadi of the United Arab Emirates in the quarterfinals before bowing to Mohammad Mansooridavar of Iran in the semifinals, 0-0.1. In the women’s divsion, Annie Ramirez and Maybelline Masuda nailed two straight victories to advance to the finals in their respective weight classes.

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