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HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Dominican Republic – FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2021

Delfin Dioquino
HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Dominican Republic – FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2021

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The Philippines’ Olympic basketball hopes end with a loss to the Dominican Republic

Gilas Pilipinas failed to sustain a strong start as it yielded to Dominican Republic, 94-67, to bow out of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia on Thursday, July 1 (Friday, July 2, Manila time).

The loss ended the Philippines’ hopes of fighting for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics.

Dominican Republic clinched the last semifinal berth with a 1-1 record after world No. 5 Serbia (2-0) secured the first slot in Group A. 

Only the top two teams from each of the two groups in the Serbia OQT leg will move on to the knockout semifinals.

Dominican Republic – which lost to Serbia, 94-76, last Tuesday – was led by Victor Liz and Gelvis Solano.

Read the full story here.

– Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.