TIMOR Leste won’t go home empty-handed in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
The nation is now guaranteed of at least a bronze medal and could potentially go as high as gold medal after an athlete advanced to the semis in the women’s Under-57 kilograms at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
De Araujo Dos Reis Amorin Imbrolia of Timor Leste defeated Kaung Nan Thou Narry of Myanmar , 34-32, to get into the medal round.
The hashtag #TimorLeste went viral online as the Filipino netizens cheered for Timor Leste to win its first medal in the biennial sporting meet.
Timor Leste remains at the bottom of the overall medal tally in the 11-nation tournament. (RSC)