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HIGHLIGHTS: Tokyo Olympics – July 25

Rappler
HIGHLIGHTS: Tokyo Olympics – July 25
Boxer Irish Magno and shooter Jayson Valdez start their Tokyo Olympics campaign, while rower Cris Nievarez returns to action
Valdez suffers early exit

Shooter Jayson Valdez failed to reach the finals of the men’s 10m air rifle after finishing at 44th place out of 47 competitors with a total of 612.6 points.

Only the top eight shooters advanced to the finals.

Valdez scored 101.3 points in the first round, 100.5 in the second, 101.6 in the third, 103.6 points in the fourth, 103.5 in the fifth, and 102.1 in the sixth and final round.

(READ: Jayson Valdez bows out of Tokyo Olympics shooting)

Nievarez eliminated from medal contention

Rower Cris Nievarez crashed out of medal contention in the men’s single sculls after placing fifth in his quarterfinals race, with only the top three advancing to the semifinals A/B.

Nievarez clocked in 7:50.74, nearly 40 seconds behind third-placer Mindaugas Griskonis of Lithuania.

The 21-year-old will wrap up his first Olympics stint in the semifinals C/D, where he will fight for his overall placing.

(READ: Cris Nievarez misses Tokyo Olympics medal chance)

Magno joins Petecio in next round

Boxer Irish Magno authored a dominant performance against Christine Ongare of Kenya in the women’s flyweight round of 32 with a unanimous decision win, 30-26, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

Magno joins fellow female boxer Nesthy Petecio, who qualified for the women’s featherweight round of 16, in the next round.

(READ: PH boxer Irish Magno overpowers Kenyan foe in Olympic debut)

Preview

Boxer Irish Magno and shooter Jayson Valdez kick off their Tokyo Games bids, while rower Cris Nievarez resumes his Olympic campaign on Sunday, July 25.

Magno looks to join fellow boxer Nesthy Petecio, who reached the women’s featherweight round of 16, in the next round as she faces Christine Ongare of Kenya in the women’s flyweight round of 32 at 10:15 am.

An hour later, Nievarez returns to action in the quarterfinals of the men’s single sculls at 11:10 am. (READ: Cris Nievarez kicks off PH Tokyo Olympics bid with quarters berth)

Capping off the day is Valdez as he competes against 46 other shooters in the men’s 10m air rifle qualification at 12 pm.

(READ: Tokyo Olympics: Meet Team Philippines)

– Rappler.com