Jamie Lim wins PH’s 11th gold medal after victory over hometown bet

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) – Filipino karateka Jamie Lim has won the Philippines its 11th gold medal at the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after besting Cambodia's hometown bet.

Lim, the daughter of retired professional basketball player Samboy Lim, dominated Cambodian Vann Chakriya in the karate women’s 61 kilogram (kg) kumite finals.

The 25-year-old won her first gold at the 2019 SEA Games in Manila in the same competition.

At the 2021 SEA Games in Vietnam, she also took home the bronze in the same category and in the women’s team competition.

Four of Lim’s fellow Team Philippines karatekas also won big at the 32nd SEA Games.

Sakura Alforte won gold in the women’s individual kata while Junna Tsukii took home silver in the 50kg kumite.

Remon Misu and John Matthew Manantan also bagged silver medals in the women’s 68kg kumite and the men’s 67kg kumite, respectively.