Last Updated on January 3, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
Irish Magno ends Olympic Campaign after loss to Thai Opponent
July 29, 2021
Irish Magno suffered a shocking, crushing defeat to her Thai Opponent, Jitipong Jutamas. In the 2nd round of the Tokyo Olympics Women’s Boxing. Jutamas, the only bronze medalist at the 2019 SEA Games in the 51kg category, had a decisive victory over the Filipino 5-0. Her ring manship on the day dominated Magno. Magno ended her Olympic campaign with a respectable second-round finish.
Irish Magno qualifies to the next round
July 25, 2021
Like her compatriot Nesthy Petecio
Filipino boxer Irish Magno won her opening match in her Olympic debut and made it out of the round of 32 to the round of 16. In the 48-51kg Flyweight category, Magno defeated Christine Ongare of Kenya 5-0. All 5 judges gave the Filipina the win by unanimous decision.
Magno, the SEA Games 2019 silver medallist in the bantam division, will now move on to face SEA Games Bronze medallist Jutamas Jitpong in the round of 16. An opponent Magno has already beaten in the past.
Magno will celebrate her 30th birthday in 2 days. And 2 days later, on July 29, will face Jitpong doing her bit to try and progress to the Olympic semi-finals.
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He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021-
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Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles.
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