ASIAN GAMES: Canoe's Macaranas and Fuentes advance to 200-meter menís doubles finals

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 31, 2018 06:13 PM
Pinoys advance to canoe menís doubles finals
The Filipinos clocked 41.441 seconds in finishing behind China (38.473) and Kazakhstan (38.762) in Heat 1 of the five-team event.

PALEMBANG — Hermie Macaranas and Ojay Fuentes finished third in the preliminaries to advance to the final of canoe’s 200-meter men’s doubles in the 18th Asian Games on Friday at the Jakabaring Sports City Lake.

The Filipinos clocked 41.441 seconds in finishing behind China (38.473) and Kazakhstan (38.762) in Heat 1 of the five-team event.

Uzbekistan (38.084), Indonesia (41.221) and Iran (41.596) finished 1-2-3 in Heat 2 to also advance to the medal race.

The final is set at 9 a.m. (10 a.m. in Manila) on Saturday.

The event is the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragon Boat Federation’s last chance at a medal after failing in traditional boat race’s 200, 500 and 1000 meters last week.

“The boys will keep on fighting. The opposition is tough, but we’ll see tomorrow,” coach Len Escollante said.

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