BMX biker is last Filipino athlete in Olympics
MANILA, Philippines - After the Philippines' two athletics representatives were eliminated after the first round of competition, one athlete is left carrying the country's flag.
The country's final athlete, BMX biker Daniel Caluag, raced Wednesday, August 8 in the seeding run for the men's BMX Cycling event, where he also ended last at 31st place with his 40.900 finish.
He will compete in the 3rd heat of the quarterfinals on Thursday, August 9 at 10pm Manila time. Of the 4 heats, only the best two bikers per heat advance to the semi-finals.
A Filipino-American from Chino, California, Caluag is the sole Asian competing in the BMX event. Though he actually hoped to qualify for the U.S. team, Caluag decided to compete for the Philippines after learning that he was unable to make the cut. - Rappler.com