MANILA, Philippines—Jayson Macaalay’s Tokyo hopes have been dashed after he lost to Azerbaijan’s Firdovsi Farzaliyev, 1-0, in the Round of 32 of the Kumite Male -67 kg division in the Karate World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Paris Friday.
It was a disappointing run for Macaalay, who lasted just two matches in Paris.
Jayson Macaalay defeats Omar Laattar of the Netherlands, 2-0, to advance to the Round of 32 in the Kumite Male -67kg division of the 2021 Karate World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Paris. | @BLozadaINQ pic.twitter.com/NiFRcE4eBZ
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Macaalay, a bronze medalist in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, had a strong start in tournament, dispatching Omar Laattar of the…