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HIGHLIGHTS: Tokyo Olympics – July 30

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HIGHLIGHTS: Tokyo Olympics – July 30
Golfer Juvic Pagunsan, swimmer Luke Gebbie, and rower Cris Nievarez return to action in the Tokyo Olympics
Gebbie ends Olympic campaign

Swimmer Luke Gebbie failed to clinch a semifinals berth in the men’s 50m freestyle after finishing outside the top 16 as he wrapped up his Tokyo Olympics campaign.

Gebbie topped his heat with a time of 22.84 seconds but landed at 41st place overall out of the 73 swimmers who competed in the event.

(READ: Luke Gebbie closes out PH swimming campaign in Tokyo Olympics)

Bogeys haunt Pagunsan in second round

Juvic Pagunsan failed to sustain his sterling start in men’s individual golf as he struggled in a bogey-plagued second round, tallying a two-over par 73.

Firing an impressive five-under par 66 in the first round, Pagunsan fell out of the top 10 after recording four bogeys, two birdies, and 12 pars in the second round, which got postponed due to lightning risk.

(READ: Juvic Pagunsan drops to 25th as Tokyo Olympics suspends golf 2nd round)

Nievarez wraps up rowing campaign

Filipino rower Cris Nievarez ended his maiden Olympic stint at 23rd place after finishing fifth in the men’s single sculls final D classification phase. 

He clocked his best time of 7 minutes and 21.28 seconds in the Tokyo Games, surpassing his preliminary round time of 7:22.97 that nailed him a quarterfinal berth.

(READ: Rower Cris Nievarez ends Tokyo Olympics stint at 23rd)

Preview

Golfer Juvic Pagunsan aims to carry the momentum of his sizzling start in the men’s individual golf to the second round as three Filipinos return to action in the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 30.

Pagunsan is currently tied at fifth place after firing a five-under par 66 in the opening round, just three shots behind leader Sepp Straka of Austria.

Tee time for Pagunsan in the second of four rounds is at 9:58 am.

In the evening, swimmer Luke Gebbie looks to advance to the semifinals of the men’s 50m freestyle as he competes in heat 5 at 6:10 pm.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Tokyo Olympics

HIGHLIGHTS: Tokyo Olympics

Starting the day off for the Philippines is rower Cris Nievarez, who will be gunning for a best possible finish of 19th place in the men’s singles sculls final D at 7:35 am.

(READ: Tokyo Olympics: Meet Team Philippines)

– Rappler.com