Pagunsan ends first Olympics at 55th
Juvic Pagunsan formally concluded his maiden Olympic stint, finishing at solo 55th place out of 60 competitors in the men’s individual golf after firing a total of one-over par 285.
Pagunsan finished his campaign strong with a one-under par 70 in the fourth round – his best score since tallying a five-under par 66 in the first round that put him at joint fifth place early in the tournament.
Marcial KOs way to sure bronze
Eumir Marcial secured another medal for the Philippines in dominant fashion after a swift first-round knockout win over Arman Darchinyan of Armenia in the men’s middleweight quarterfinals.
After a flurry of punches forced the referee to do a standing count on Darchinyan, Marcial ended the bout with 49 seconds left in the opening round as he sent the Armenian to the canvas with a nasty right hook.
Reaching the semifinals behind back-to-back first-round stoppage wins, Marcial is already guaranteed of at least a bronze as he makes it three medals for the Philippines in Tokyo.
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Marcial gets a crack at securing at least a bronze as he faces Arman Darchinyan of Armenia in the men’s middleweight quarterfinals at 11:36 am on Sunday, August 1.
The 25-year-old is fresh from a first-round stoppage win over Younes Nemouchi of Algeria – a victory Marcial looks to replicate against Darchinyan in his bid to stay in the hunt for a gold.
Earlier in the day, Juvic Pagunsan will see action in the fourth and final round of the men’s individual golf at 6:30 am as he seeks to climb up the leaderboard, with the chance of a podium finish already looking bleak.
Finishing the opening round at joint fifth place, Pagunsan has dropped to joint 55th place in the 60-man field.