More heartache for Team PH as boxer Charly Suarez loses gold-medal bout to Mongolian

INCHEON, South Korea - Another gold medal slipped through the Philippines' grasp on Friday when Charly Suarez lost a split decision to Mongolia's Otgondalai Dorjnyambuu in the lightweight finals of the Asian Games boxing competition.

Suarez lost the gold-medal match in the first two rounds when he let the Mongolian fighter to pile up a lead that proved too big to overcome in a last-ditch attack by the Filipino at the Seonhak Gymnasium.

The only Philippine finalist in these Games won, 30-27, in the eyes of one judge but the two other judges gave the bout to Dornjnyambuu by similar 29-28 score.

The loss quashed the Philippines' best hope of adding to the lone gold medal won by BMX rider Daniel Caluag and gave the well-funded boxing team a silver and three bronze medals from the quadrennial event.


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