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Julian Macaraeg exits early in 1000m event of Beijing World Cup

Delfin Dioquino
Julian Macaraeg exits early in 1000m event of Beijing World Cup

IMPROVE. Julian Macaraeg can still bounce back in the upcoming editions of the World Cup in Japan, Hungary, and Netherlands.

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Filipino skater Julian Macaraeg fails to make it past the preliminary stage of the men's 1000m event in the first of four stagings of the Short Track World Cup

Filipino-American skater Julian Macaraeg bowed out early in the men’s 1000m event of the International Skating Union Short Track World Cup in Beijing, China on Friday, October 22.

Macaraeg failed to make it past the preliminary stage after clocking 1:27.803 to finish third in Heat 10, just milliseconds short of second-placer Muhammed Emir Han of Turkey who recorded 1:27.710.

Sebastian Lepape of France topped the heat with a time of 1:26.964.

Only the top two from each of the 17 heats and the six fastest third-placers advanced to the next round.

It has been a rocky campaign for Macaraeg in the first of four stagings of the Short Track World Cup, which serves as the qualifier for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Macaraeg also suffered early exits in the men’s 500m and 1500m events.

The Philippines’ last remaining aspirant for the Beijing Games, Macaraeg needs to bounce back in the upcoming editions of the World Cup in Japan, Hungary, and Netherlands. – Rappler.com

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.