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Caluag fails to defend BMX title, settles for bronze

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:43 PM August 26, 2017

FILE PHOTO – Daniel Patrick Caluag finally strikes gold for the Philippines on Wednesday by winning the men’s BMX race at the Ganghwa Asiad BMX Track during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/INQUIRER

Former Olympian Daniel Caluag settled for third place in the men’s BMX competition in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Caluag, who represented the Philippines in the 2012 London Olympics, fell behind Thailand’s Nonthakon Inkhokshong, who won silver and Indonesia’s gold medalist Gusti Bagus Saputra.

The 30-year-old Caluag, who ruled the competition in 2013, wasn’t able to defend his crown in the 2015 SEA Games after host Singapore opted not to hold a BMX event.

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Caluag won the gold in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

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TAGS: 2017 SEA Games, 29th SEA Games, BMX, Bronze medal, Danny Caluag, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Philippines
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