Caluag fails in BMX bid as PHL concludes London Olympics with zero medals
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines’ best hope in the 2012 London Olympics didn’t even come close.
Fil-American Daniel Caluag went out in a mediocre finish in the men’s BMX competition late Thursday, concluding another futile stint for the country in the last four Olympics.
The farthest anyone from the PH’s 11-man contingent got in this year’s competition was the quarterfinals, from Barriga to Caluag — both had a chance to move forward but fizzled.
A massive spill in the first turn of run 1 which took down all but one of the seven bikers, including Caluag, took the 25-year-old out of his element for the rest of the quarterfinals.
A fifth place finish was followed by an even more sluggish placing in the telling run 2, as he played it safe and didn’t get the momentum to surge ahead to end in seventh place.