MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas might have dropped their gold medal match against China and failed to secure a berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics, but you can’t say they didn’t fight until the very end.
One person who exemplified that was Gabe Norwood, who managed to get a highlight clip after blocking the layup attempt of China’s Ailun Guo with 1:44 to go in the game.
Watch the clip below:
Guo thought he had an easy basket after crossing over Marc Pingris, but Norwood made sure to send his attempt flying.
China, however, is assured of a spot in next year’s Olympics thanks to the victory while the Philippines will have to go through the qualifiers to claim a spot in Brazil. – Rappler.com