Junna Tsukii - updates

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Tokyo Olympics qualification window opens for Junna Tsukii

May 21, 2020 - 7:07 PM

The World Karate Federation revises the Olympic qualification standards due to the postponement of the quadrennial meet

BACK ON TRACK. Junna Tsukii focuses on nailing an automatic berth to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo courtesy of Junna Tsukii

Southern Falcon: Junna Tsukii is grounded but soaring

May 05, 2020 - 1:08 PM

Junna Tsukii shows she was never built to be cooped up and quarantined, finding ways to make a positive impact despite the lack of active tournaments

SOARING FALCON. Junna Tsukii pays it forward as she continues to train for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth. Photo from Junna Tsukii's Facebook

No challenge can stand against Junna Tsukii's Tokyo 2020 Olympics quest

Mar 21, 2020 - 10:16 PM

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Junna Tsukii remains hopeful that she can pursue her Olympics dream

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES. Junna Tsukii remains optimistic of her chances in qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo from aminoVITAL release

Tsukii stays focused on Olympic bid amid bullying probe

Jan 31, 2020 - 2:39 PM

'I just want to focus on my Olympic rank,' says Junna Tsukii as the top Philippine karateka stays in the running for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth

CONFIDENCE. Junna Tsukii earns two bronze medals in world competitions to boost her Olympic bid. Photo from Junna Tsukii's Facebook

Junna Tsukii bags 2nd straight bronze in Paris Premier League

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:42 PM

National karateka Junna Tsukii secures another podium finish to rake in more points and boost her bid for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth

ON A ROLL. Junna Tsukii shows her fine form with her second international bronze in a span of two weeks. Photo courtesy of Junna Tsukii

PH karate coach Arpa probe starts after Tsukii 'bullying' incident

Jan 26, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Karate officials hope to fix the 'estranged' relationship between top talent Junna Tsukii and national team coach Okay Arpa

BULLIED. Junna Tsukii reveals that she was bullied by Turkish head coach Okay Arpa after she won a SEA Games gold. Photo from Junna Tsukii's Facebook

Junna Tsukii bags Karate1 Series A bronze in Chile

Jan 12, 2020 - 11:56 PM

National karateka Junna Tsukii inches closer to claiming a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth

ON TRACK. Junna Tsukii (right) poses with her coach and father after winning the bronze in the Karate-1 Series A tournament in Santiago, Chile. Photo from Junna Tsukii

PSC to support karateka Junna Tsukii's Olympic dream

Dec 18, 2019 - 3:33 PM

National karateka Junna Tsukii joins the list of Filipino Tokyo 2020 Olympics hopefuls

TOKYO 2020. Junna Tsukii gets serious on her road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo from IG/junnatsukiiv888

Junna Tsukii 'bullied' by coach after clinching SEA Games karate gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 9:32 AM

'I don't know you in my team, you are not my athlete. I don't want to see you. I don't want to talk to you. You're not living for me. I don't know any Junna Tsukii,’ the national coach tells karate star Junna Tsukii

Karateka Junna Tsukii targets Olympic berth

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:45 PM

After a bronze-medal run in the 2018 Asian Games, the Filipino-Japanese hopes to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

KARATEDO STAR. Junna Tsukii brings home the Philippines' 12th bronze medal. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Junna Tsukii clinches first PH karate medal in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 27, 2018 - 6:02 PM

The Filipino-Japanese secures the country's 12th bronze medal and 15th overall

DEBUT. Junna Tsukii picks up a medal in her Asian Games debut. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler