Asian Games: Tabuena earns Silver in Men’s Golf

21 11 2010
(4/365) :: Golf Thursdays

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16 year old Miguel Luis Tabuena emerged as one of the youngest Filipino Asian games heroes by capturing the silver medal in the men’s golf competitions.  He closed out the tournament with an even 72 and ended up just behind Korean Whee Meen Kim who won the competition by a whopping 11 shots.  The Koreans swept all the gold medals in golf in the 2010 Asian Games.  Men’s team ended in a disappointing 5th place after contending most of the week.

The Philippines added 3 more bronze medals from taekwondo.  Paul Romero, John Paul Lizardo, and Kirstie Elaine Alora all lost in their semi-final matches ending their gold medal hopes.  With the medals of the 4, PH has now a tally of 2-2-8 (Gold silver BronzE)

caloycomment: It was a marvelous performance by the young parbuster.  I foresee another future Filipino golfing star that will do well in the Asian Tour.  The golfing competition though was a testament to Korea’s reputation as the hotbed of golf stars in Asia.  The Koreans simply overwhelmed the competitions, it was never even close. As for the takewondo jins, it was great to see them earning medals.  Although the Philippine Sports Commission would have wanted to see more.  I think taekwondo is one of the sports we can actually somehow win an Olympic medal. This sport should be actively introduced and developed in the grassroots level.

Asian Games: Philippine quintet loses to Japan; Tsomlee Go bags taekwondo bronze

20 11 2010
Olympic schedule (Competitions) Taekwondo

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The Smart-Gilas Philippine Basketball Team fell to Japan in its Group F match 58-60 in the 2010 Asian Games Basketball competition.  The Philippine team has to beat India and Chinese-Taipei to further advance in the tournament. It was a tough loss for Filipino cagers since they started the game with a 14-9 lead and had a chance to win or tie in the final seconds.

Meanwhile, 2-time Filipino Olympian Tsomlee Go settle for a bronze medal in the men’s under 63 kg division of the taekwondo competitions. Go was defeated in a very close match to eventual Gold medallist Lee Dae Hoon of Korea.  Go won 2 matches before bowing to the Korean representative in the extension period of their match. His bronze the Philippine’s medal tally to 2-1-5 (gold-silver-bronze)