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In-form PH men's taekwondo team delivers gold

KUALA LUMPUR — (UPDATED) After a barren Friday, the Philippines got on the gold-medal board again as the country grabbed its 16th mint in the 29th Southeast Asian Games at KLCC Hall 1 here.

The men's poomsae team in taekwondo delivered for the Philippines, with an average score of 8.40 points after two performances on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

The Philippines' Rodolfo Reyes Jr., Dustin Mella and Raphael Mella perform in the men's poomsae team final in the 29th Southeast Asian Games taekwondo competition at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center on Saturday. The trio took home the gold. PSC/POC pool
The Philippine team — composed of Rodolfo Reyes Jr., Dustin Mella and Raphael Mella — defeated Malaysia and Vietnam to secure the mint.

It was the country's second straight SEA Games gold in men's poomsae, having also won the top prize two years ago in Singapore.

Both Raphael and Dustin Mella were part of the team that won the gold in 2013 and 2015 SEA Games, while Reyes joined the team only this year.

Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/08/26/17/sea-games-in-form-ph-mens-taekwondo-team-delivers-gold

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