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The Philippines’ South East Asian (SEA) Games taekwondo champion, Pauline Lopez, features in the top six athletes to watch out for in 2016 by the country’s most prestigious TV channel, ABS-CBN.
Philippines TV channel selects SEA Games champ as one to watch in 2016


04 Jan 2016
Manila, Philippines, January 4, 2016: The Philippines’ South East Asian (SEA) Games taekwondo champion, Pauline Lopez, features in the top six athletes to watch out for in 2016 by the country’s most prestigious TV channel, ABS-CBN.

In a New Year’s preview, ABS-CBN Sports reports that Lopez is setting her sights on bigger things in 2016 after winning the women’s -57kg taekwondo gold medal at the SEA Games in Singapore last June.

“And 2016 is where her journey takes another step forward toward the ultimate dream: playing in the Olympics,” says the report.

“One of the hardest-working young athletes we have now, Lopez is not afraid to sacrifice to bring honour to the country, so try and support her journey now people.

“When she's regularly contended for gold medals not just in the SEA Games but in bigger competitions like the Asiad, World Championships and, who knows, even in the Olympics, we can all say ‘we were there at the start’."

Lopez, 19, took up taekwondo at the age of nine and began competing in the senior division at 13. She has represented the Philippines at the Asian Games in 2010 and 2014 and won gold at the Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China, in 2010 and 2014 and won gold at the Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China, in 2013.

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