Rodolfo Reyes Jr grabs bronze on opening day of SEA Games taekwondo

Rodolfo Reyes Jr places third in the men's singles poomsae event

Published: 4:12 PM August 26, 2017

Updated: 4:34 PM August 26, 2017

FIRST HAUL. Rodolfo Reyes Jr bags the first medal for the Philippines in the opening day of SEA Games Taekwondo. Screenshot from livestream.

MANILA, Philippines – Poomsae specialist Rodolfo Reyes Jr opened the Philippine national taekwondo team's campaign in the 29th Southeast Asian Games with a bronze medal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Reyes placed 3rd behind Indonesian silver medalist Maulana Haidir and gold medalist Malaysia's Chew Wei Yan in the men's singles poomsae event. The 23 year-old Filipino had an average score of 3.07 for accuracy, 4.77 for presentation that totals to a score of 7.84. 

Reyes was also part of the trio that nabbed the gold medal in the men's team poomsae event in the 2015 SEA Games. –