Philippines formally bows out of Asian Games as Gay Mabel Arevalo exits karatedo competitions
The Philippine karate team won a bronze courtesy of Mae Soriano (right), who beat Indonesia's Cok Istri Agung Sanistyarani in the women's -68kg bronze medal match. AP

INCHEON, Korea — The Philippines formally bowed out of the Asian Games on Saturday as karateka Gay Mabel Arevalo exited in the first round at the Gyeyang Gymnasium.

Arevalo bowed to Sru Nita Sari Sukandel of Indonesia, 8-0, in the women's -50kg class first round bout to end Team Philippines' campaign in the Asian Games where the country finished 22nd with one gold, three silvers, and 11 bronzes.

Mae Soriano delivered a bronze medal for the Philippines on Friday in the women's 55kg class.

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