Sunang fails to advance in women's long jump finals
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 17, 2016 09:49 AM
Marestella Torres-Sunang bowed out early in her third and last women's long jump Olympics stint.
RIO DE JANEIRO --- Filipina Marestella Torres-Sunang just like in her previous two stints in the Olympics failed to advance in the women’s long jump finals with just a 6.22 meter distance in her event here.
The 35-year-old bet was 14th among the 19 entries in Group B, nailing her best jump in her first attempt Wednesday morning (Manila time). She had 6.10m and 6.15m in her next two tries, respectively.
In London, four years ago, Sunang could not jump longer than 6.22 meters in three attempts, doing 5.98 and 6.21 in her first two attempts.
It was a huge disappointment because prior to the London Games she just won the SEA Games gold in Palembang with a record jump of 6.71 meters.
She surpassed that mark last month at the Kazakhstan Open, doing 6.72 and earning a ticket to the Rio Olympics.
Sunang’s first Olympics was in Beijing in 2008.