With the record of 7-1, Team Gilas Pilipinas has finally captured again the gold medal in William Jones Cup this year. Beating the USA team by 1 point at 76-75, the Philippines has renewed it’s stature in Jone’s Cup after 14 years with the Philippine Centennial Team’s Gold finish in 1998.
London Olympics 2012 Men’s Basketball finals is like just the ordinary NBA finals. With both teams led by NBA superstars, watching it, is akin to watching an NBA finals. NBA superstars Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James led the USA squad while Spain have the NBA siblings Pau and Marc Gasol with Rudy Fernandez.
It was a close game from the start. USA led 8 points in the 1st quarter at 35-27. During the end of the first half Spain get more closer and cut the lead to a point at 59-58. Spain even outscored USA in 2nd quarter, scoring 31 over USA’s 24.
Along with Pinoy boxer Mark Anthony Barriga, BMX Cyclist Daniel Caluag was also a source of hope to get an Olympic medal. Considering his good credentials in the world of BMX Cycling, Filipino sports and Olympics enthusiast placed their hopes in Caluag to enter the medal round and to possible snatch an Olympic medal which became elusive since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
But it seemed that London 2012 is not yet the time for the Fil-Am cyclist as he was unsuccessful to move to the next round of the BMX Cycling competition. After 5 runs, Caluag finished last among all the bikers in the Heat 3. That Heat 3 was topped by New Zealand’s Marc Willers who was 1st place in both Run 1 and Run 3. And based on total points after all the Heats, Daniel Caluag finished at Rank 19 same with Italy’s Manuel de Vecchi with 29 total points.
Rain or shine, the PBA Finals Game 7 did continue and Rain or Shine (the Team) win it. Many of us maybe are getting pissed off by the insane weather nowadays but people in SMART Araneta Coliseum tonight are very happy with Rain or Shine.
It was a close game from the very start which showed that both teams wanted the title. But in the end it was Rain or Shine who prevailed over the fan favored B-MEG Llamados. Yeng Guiao’s team ended the game at 76-83 and went home with their first ever PBA Champioship title.
After winning big in his first fight against the Italian Manuel Cappai and after fueling Filipinos hope for an Olympic medal, lone Filipino Boxer in the on-going London Olympics 2012 Mark Anthony Barriga finally finishes his Olympic journey.
Fighting in the Round of 16 against Kazakhstan’s Birzhan Zhakypov, Barriga wasn’t successful to get the ticket to the Quarterfinals. With 2 warnings given to Barriga in the 3rd round, 2 points was added to the Kazakh boxer that gave him the 1 point edge over our Pinoy Boxer. Total score after 3 rounds was 16-17 in favor of Zhakypov.
The master of Olympic swimming is back. After 6 days of competition in London, Michael Phelps’ drought for an individual gold medal is finally broken. Last night Phelps won the 200 meter individual medley to win his very first individual Olympic gold medal in the London Olympics.
Phelps has beaten another American swimmer Ryan Lochte who previously won over him in the 400 meter individual medley. With this win, Phelps proved that he still have the golden touch in the pool and that he’s not that old yet to compete with the younger swimmers.
South Korea now has the total of 7 golds, 2 silvers and 4 bronzes while France got 6 golds, 3 silvers and 6 bronzes. The host country Great Britain follows at the #5 spot with 4 golds, 6 silvers and 4 bronzes.
The 19 year old Barriga, who is the lone boxer in the Philippine contingent for this year’s Olympic games, defeated Cappai with the score of 17-7 in the light flyweight event. With this win he secured a slot in the next round of boxing with is the Round of 16.