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Magno ends Olympic bid, loses to Thai foe

Luisa Morales - Philstar.com
Magno ends Olympic bid, loses to Thai foe
Philippines' Irish Magno celebrates after winning against Kenya's Christine Ongare at the end of their women's fly (48-51kg) preliminaries boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 25, 2021.
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MANILA, Philippines – Irish Magno is the first casualty for Philippine pugs at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after a Round of 16 exit at the Kokugikan Arena on Thursday.

Magno fell against Thailand's Jutamas Jitpong via unanimous decision, thus ending her journey in her first Olympic appearance.

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Four judges scored the bout in favor of Jitpong, 30-27, while another had it 29-28.

Jitpong used an aggressive start in the first two rounds to gain complete control of the bout.

While Magno tried to step it up in the third round, time was not on her side as she trailed behind her opponent, who safely fought at a distance and picked her shots.

Only one judge gave a round to Magno in the third round, 10-9.

Three Pinoy pugs remain in medal contention with Nesthy Petecio already assured of at least a bronze medal.

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