Trackster Bautista bags silver in 2018 Korean Open


MANILA, Philippines – Clinton Bautista picked up a silver medal in the 110-meter hurdles as two other Philippine team members missed the podium in the 2018 Korean Open on Sunday, June 17.

Bautista clocked 14.29 seconds to finish behind Indonesian winner Rio Maholtra, who won in 14.22.

The 25-year-old Bautista took the bronze in 14.15 seconds in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, while Maholtra, 24, did not even figure back then. 

In the long jump event, Janry Ubas and national open champion Julian Fuentes failed to crack the top 3 where Sapwaturrahman ruled with a leap of 7.98 meters.

Ubas finished 4th with 7.58 meters, which was below his year's best of 7.76. A bronze medalist in the 2017 SEA Games, Ubas was vying to reach the Asian Games qualifying standard of 7.81 meters. 

Fuentes wound up 5th at 7.42 meters, likewise below the 7.71 mark he set at the nationals. –