Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Philippine Olympic Postscript

c/o Meetmanila
And so it ends for the quest for a medal in the Olympics a goal that remains unattained for the last four Olympic Games. Let's see how each fared on their respective events.

Jasmine Alkhaldi - Swimming (Women's 100-meter freestyle): She finished 5th in her heat with a time of 57.13 seconds.  She was 34th out of 48 entrants. The gold medal swim of the Netherlands' Ranomi Kromowidjojo was an Olympic-record 53 seconds.

Mark Anthony Barriga - Men's Boxing (Light Flyweight = 49-kg): Loses Round of 16 match against Birzhan Zhakypov of Kazakhstan, 17-16.

Rachel Anne Cabral - Archery (Women's Individual): Loses 1st round match against Inna Stepanova of Russia, 7-1.

Daniel Caluag - (Cycling - Men's BMX Racing): Finishes tied for 7th in his heat with 29 points

Hidilyn Diaz - Weightlifting (Women's 58 kg): The flagbearer for the Philippines in the Opening Ceremonies is one of two competitors who was not able to complete her lift, as she was unable to register a result in the Clean and Jerk. Her Snatch lift of 97 kg put her in 13th in the 19-woman field.

Rene Herrera - Track and Field (Men's 5000 meters): Finished 21st in his heat with a personal-best 14:44:11 time. On aggregate, he was 41st overall. Mo Farah's gold medal-winning run was at 13:41:66.

Tomohiko Aldaba Hoshina - Judo (Men's +100 kg): Loses by ippon to Kim Sung-Min of Korea in the 1st round.

Mark Javier - Archery (Men's Individual): Loses 1st round match against Brady Ellison of the US, 7-1.

Jessie Khing Lacuna - Swimming (Men's 200-meter freestyle): Finished 5th in his heat with a time of 1:52:91, putting him in 36th overall in the field. The gold medal swim of France's Yannick Agnel was at 1:43:14.

Paul Brian Rosario - Shooting (Men's Skeet): Finished tied for 31st in the qualification phase, with 110 points.

Marestella Torres - Athletics (Women's Long Jump): Finished 11th in her group with a 6.22m jump. The result puts her 22nd overall. The gold medal-winning attempt by Britney Reese of the United States was at 7.12m.

And so, the quest to pinpoint the blame has resumed in earnest. What really is need to be done here? That's the question.

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