Jayson Macaalay crashes out of karate Olympic qualifiers

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Philippines’ Jayson Macaalay vs Azerbaijan’s Firdovsi Farzaliyev. WORLD KARATE SCREENGRAB

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.

Macaalay, a bronze medalist in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, had a strong start in tournament, dispatching Omar Laattar of the…

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