Asian Games: PH bets Janry Ubas, William Morrison finish far from podium
HANGZHOU, China—Janry Ubas sought for the lucky jump that he badly needed throughout and yet it never came.
Ubas registered a best attempt of 7.80 meters on his sixth and final try, but it wasn’t enough for the Filipino record-holder to reach the podium.
China’s Jianan Wang clinched the gold on the strength of his first attempt in 8.22m and India’s Sreeshankar jumped 8.19 for the silver. China’s Shi Yuhao took the bronze in 8.10.
In the men’s shot put final, William Morrison likewise wound up nowhere near the podium following a 16.98-meter heave.
The SEA Games record holder placed 11th out of 13 throwers led by gold medalist Tajinderpal Toor of India (20.36m). Saudi Arabia’s Mohamed Tolo got the silver in 20.18m and China’s Liu Yang finished third (19.97m).
Meanwhile, hurdler John Tolentino progressed to the men’s 110m final set on Monday night after clocking 13.70 seconds to turn up fastest in his heat while emerging second overall among 14 athletes.
The Filipino-Spanish Tolentino has a good shot at striking gold after finishing 0.1 tenth of a second behind Kuwait’s Yaquob Alyouha, the top performer in the heats.