Asian Games: PH’s Danny Caluag settles for BMX bronze
Danny Caluag failed to defend his title but still came away with a bronze medal in the men’s division of the Cycling BMX competition in the 2018 Asian Games Saturday at Pulo Mas International BMX Center in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Caluag, the Philippines’ lone gold medalist in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, clocked 35.842 seconds for the third place finish more than two seconds slower than Japan’s Yoshitaku Nagasako, who completed the course in 33.669 seconds for the gold.
Indonesia’s I Gusti Bagus Saputra won the silver medal when he registered 34.314 seconds.
Caluag had a strong start in the competition after he finished second in Heat 1 just behind Nagasako.
In the women’s division, Sienna Fines wound up in fifth in the medal round with a time of 43.663 seconds, 4.020 seconds slower than gold medalist Zhang Yaru of China who tallied 39.643 seconds.
The Philippines now has seven bronzes and one gold, which was courtesy of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz.
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