August 18, 2022
From Richard Lim’s Facebook account

Junna Tsukii bagged the country’s first gold medal in the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama Friday (Saturday in Manila) after ruling her event in the women’s -50kg division.

The 30-year-old Fil-Japanese prevailed over Yorgelis Salazar of Venezuela, 2-0, to capture the gold to become the first medalist in this edition.

It was a revenge of sorts for Tsukii after losing to Salazar, 8-1, in the group stage.

Prior to her gold-medal feat, Tsukii bested Miho Miyahara of Japan, 4-3, in the semifinals.

Her other group stage results include a 6-4 win over Germany’s Shara Hubrich and a 3-3 decision over Spain’s Gema Ozuna Morales.

Tsukii also became the second gold medalist in the World Games after billiards champion Carlo Biado won the 9-ball men’s singles gold in the 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.

From Richard Lim’s Facebook account

Junna Tsukii bagged the country’s first gold medal in the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama Friday (Saturday in Manila) after ruling her event in the women’s -50kg division.

The 30-year-old Fil-Japanese prevailed over Yorgelis Salazar of Venezuela, 2-0, to capture the gold to become the first medalist in this edition.

It was a revenge of sorts for Tsukii after losing to Salazar, 8-1, in the group stage.

Prior to her gold-medal feat, Tsukii bested Miho Miyahara of Japan, 4-3, in the semifinals.

Her other group stage results include a 6-4 win over Germany’s Shara Hubrich and a 3-3 decision over Spain’s Gema Ozuna Morales.

Tsukii also became the second gold medalist in the World Games after billiards champion Carlo Biado won the 9-ball men’s singles gold in the 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.

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