Jayson Macaalay crashes out of karate Olympic qualifiers


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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