ASIAN GAMES: Verosil bombs out of podium race in sport climbing

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 26, 2018 07:49 PM
Verosil bombs out of podium race in sport climbing
Youthful sports climbing bet Gerald Verosil cherished his first tour of duty for the tricolors despite bombing out of the medal race.

PALEMBANG --- Gerald Verosil wound up in 19th place overall after finishing 18th in bouldering in the 18th Asian Games on Sunday at the Jakabaring Sports City sport climbing arena.

The Singapore-based Verosil, only 17, collected 270 points from bouldering and together with his less spectacular performance in speed climbing earlier, totaled 5,670 points to bomb out of a podium finish. 

But the Manila-born climber expressed satisfaction over his performance in the 45-nation Games and vowed to do better next time.

“To represent my homeland here in Asian Games is really an honor for me,” he said.

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