Timor Leste Finally Wins Their First SEA Games 2019 Medals

Right before the close of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Timor Leste finally claims a couple of medals to bring home to their country. They had previously trended on Twitter last December 3 due to their medal tally, with the Philippines rallying behind them and cheering on their attempts to win.

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Boxer Quintas da Silva Jose Barreto was the first to put an end to the long wait for a medal. He won the bronze medal in the men’s flyweight semifinal at the PICC Forum on Sunday.

Da Silva may have lost 1-4 to Thailand’s Ammarit Yaodam in the men’s flyweight 52kg category, but his appearance in the semifinals earns him a third-place finish.

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Later in the day Amorin Imbrolia Araujo dos Reis achieved another bronze medal for their country at a Taekwando event. She bested numerous other athletes in the Under 57 kg Sparring Events at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

Filipinos were ecstatic after both wins, happily congratulating Timor-Leste for their continued efforts.

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