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Samboy Lim’s daughter bags gold medal in Turkey Karate Championships

Lloyd Tagbago
Lloyd Tagbago is a member of the Current News Service (CNS). An active video documentarist, Tagbago provides excellent video content for Currentph.com. Reach him at Lloyd.tagbago@currentph.com.

MANILA, Philippines – Jamie Berberabe Lim, the daughter of Philippine basketball legend Samboy Lim and former Pag-ibig fund Chief Executive Officer Darlene Berberabe, captured the gold in the 2019 Amator Spor Haftasi Karate Championship in Sakarya, Turkey.

Jamie finished her match dominantly including an 8-0 finish against her opponent from the host city, winning her the gold medal in the Senior Female – 68kgs kumite.

The Philippine karate national team boosted its Southeast Asian (SEA) Games campaign after notching 8 medals including Jamie’s.

Jamie Lim
Photo Courtesy: Karate Pilipinas Sports Federation Inc. Facebook Post

Rexor Tacay (senior male -67kgs kumite), Ivan Agustin (senior male -75kgs kumite) and Miyuki Tacay (senior female -61kgs kumite) each won silver respectively.

Other medalist from the Karate Pilipinas are Mae Soriano (senior female -55kgs kumite), Engene Dagohoy (senior male -84 kgs kumite), Prince Alejo (senior male -67kgs kumite) and Sharief Afif (senior male -75kgs kumite) who all won bronze.

Karate Pilipinas, together with their coach Okay Arpa, a former European and world champion joined the tournament for their two-month preparation in Turkey for the upcoming 30th SEA Games this November 30, 2019.


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