WATCH: Gabe Norwood denies Ailin Guo’s layup
WATCH: Gabe Norwood denies Ailin Guo’s layup
The Philippines may have settled for silver, but they went down swinging, as evidenced by this Gabe Norwood block

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. –


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