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Irish Magno's campaign in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has come to an end on Thursday, July 29.
The Filipina boxer fell at the hands of Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand via a unanimous decision defeat in the women's flyweight division at the Kokugikan Arena.
Four judges scored the bout 30-27 in favor of Jitpong while the other scored it 29-28.
The clash served as a rematch of the semifinals bout in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games where Magno dispatched Jitpong with a 4-1 decision win.
At the end, Magno could not repeat on her Thai foe, despite riding the momentum of a unanimous decision victory over Christine Ongare of Kenya in the Round of 32 last Sunday, July 25.
The 29-year-old Janiuay, Iloilo native is the first Philippine-bred boxer to crash out of medal contention in the Tokyo Games, where Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial remain in the hunt.
Ohmer Bautista is a sports journalist who has covered local and international sporting events in the Philippines. The views expressed are his own.