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Beijing Olympics: Team Philippines in Day 6

Day 6 in Beijing and the weather is as usual gray with heavy downpour early to mid-afternoon. It’s a slow day for Team Philippines as only Daniel Coakley was seen in action. Daniel is the great-grandson of two-time Olympic bronze medalist Teofilo Yldefonso who competed in the 1928 and 1932 Olympic Games.

Daniel Coakley competed in Heat #9 with a start time of 22.80 seconds. He placed 6th out of 8 swimmers clocking in 22.69 seconds. In a field of 97, he placed 39.

Tomorrow, there would be 3 athletes from Team Philippines competing namely Christel Simms (50m freestyle), Ryan Arabejo (1500m freestyle) and Shiela Mae Perez (3m springboard). Also, check out my backstage pictures during the Opening Ceremonies through this link.

Today’s Medal Standings:

  1. China – 22 Gold, 8 Silver, 5 Bronze
  2. USA – 10 Gold, 9 Silver, 15 Bronze
  3. Korea – 6 Gold, 7 Silver, 3 Bronze
  4. Italy – 6 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze
  5. Germany – 6 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze
  6. Australia – 5 Gold, 4 Silver, 7 Bronze
  7. Japan – 6 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze
  8. Russia – 3 Gold, 8 Silver, 3 Bronze
  9. France – 2 Gold, 7 Silver, 6 Bronze
  10. Great Britain – 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze

Highlights of Day 6:

  • China’s Yang Wei finally claimed his first Olympic Gold medal in men’s gymnastic individual all around.
  • James Blake of USA defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland in two straight sets 6-4, 7-6 in the first quarterfinal match this evening.
  • Also in Tennis, the Williams sisters are out of the singles matches.ย  They were beaten by Dementieva and Li Na.
  • Team USA defeated Team Greece with a score of 92-69 and Team China defeated Team Angola with a score of 86-68 in Men’s Basketball.

8 thoughts on “Beijing Olympics: Team Philippines in Day 6

  1. yup wala na rin.. except for taekwondo and boxing.. the others are competing just to improve their personal best time. Athletics start tomorrow.

  2. nanghihihinayang talaga ako para sa ating mga manlalaro, i know we do have the guts and talents to compete (and hopefully win that desired Gold) pro syempre we still luck on something and (ofcourse fund) pro i do believed that this hindrances can still be overcome, i still have faith with our atheles, we just need more support from government and individuals. alam kong nagaalab pa rin sa mga puso ng ating mga manlalaro ang makamit itong gintong medalya sa olympics. at hangang may apoy sa kanila at atin na rin pasasaan pa at makukuha din ntin yan.basta keep on supporting our national atheles win or lose we are still in one nation and one country.

  3. Hello Claudine, thanks from austria (schwarzenegger) for ur nice blog and well informing website to the olympic games there. It is sure a special experience to take part there and I can assure u that some reading here steadily in ur blog. Allthough it might be sometimes strenous not be able to report from realization of metal dreams, it is just general that there is limitation to that hopes. But the team of the philippines has marked out nevertheless great performance still generally seen in personal best marks of athletes. I come from austria, a similar (in its meaningness) small country and know about ur strive for gold ๐Ÿ˜‰ dont let urself overcome with pity on the performers, their time is to come

  4. yeah.. i’m still rooting for the taekwondo jins.. I’m proud of my country’s athletes.. i’m sure we’ll win the gold.

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