PH BMX riders Caluag, Fines unable to qualify for Rio Olympics
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino riders Daniel Caluag and Sienna Fines were unable to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this August after losing their respective races in the UCI BMX World Championship time trials over the weekend in Colombia, according to a report from INQUIRER.net.
Caluag, the Philippines' lone gold medalist in the 2014 Asian Games, wound up 70th in a field of 82 riders in the men's elite division with a time of 41.237.
Meanwhile, Fines was 18th out of 19 race finishers, coming in at 55.047, in the women juniors division.
According to the report, there is still hope for Caluag to enter as a wild card, depending on Union Cycliste Internationale or UCI and the International Olympic Committee. – Rappler.com