BMX rider Caluag named PH’s flag bearer for Asian Games
The lone Filipino gold medalist in the previous Asian Games deserves a grand entrance in the coming continental sportsfest.
Philippine chef de mission Richard Gomez confirmed that BMX rider Daniel Caluag, who salvaged Filipino pride in 2014 Incheon, has been designated flag-bearer of the Philippine delegation to the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.
The London Olympian will head the contingent of 272 Filipino athletes and 63 officials from 35 sports during the opening ceremony on Aug. 18 at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta.
That single gold medal that the United States-based Caluag had captured saved the Philippine campaign from a victory drought during the tailend of the Incheon Games.
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