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Cris Nievarez bowed out of an Olympic medal chance in the Tokyo 2020 rowing competition on Sunday, July 25, at the Sea Forest Waterway.
Nievarez clocked 7 minutes and 50.74 seconds for a fifth place finish in heat 4 of the men’s single sculls quarterfinal.
Germany’s Oliver Zeidler led the way with a time of 7:12.75, while Brazil’s Luca Verthein Ferreira (7:14.26) and Lithuania’s Mindaugas Griskonis (7:16.71) copped the last two spots for the semifinal medal rounds.
Only the top three rowers in the heat advanced to the semifinal A/B to stay in contention for a podium finish, while the bottom three are placed in the semifinal C/D for final classification.
The 21-year-old Filipino will compete in the semifinal C/D on Tuesday, July 27.
Nievarez kicked off the Philippines’ Olympic campaign last Friday, July 23, in winning fashion as he became the first Filipino rower to advance to the Olympic quarterfinal with a time of 7:22.97.
Throughout his quarterfinal performance, the 5-foot-11 Filipino rower stayed within a fifth place finish.
The native of Atimonan, Quezon was the first Filipino rower to qualify for the quadrennial meet since Benjie Tolentino in the 2000 Sydney Games. – Rappler.com