Pinoy rowers settle for silver, bronze

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 14, 2015 03:41 PM
Pinoy rowers settle for silver, bronze
Pinoy rowers fell to strong opposition and came with only a silver and a bronze medal.

SINGAPORE – The opposition proved too strong for the Filiipino rowers, who could only come up with a silver and bronze medal at the end of the 28th Singapore Southeast Asian Games rowing championships at the Marina Channel here on Sunday.

There was Nestor Cordova, a back-to-back SEA Games  men’s singles sculls champion, who relinquished his throne and was left behind in the wake of Indonesia’s Memo Memo (correct name), who took the gold medal in the 1,000-meter event in a time of three minutes and 27.25 seconds.

Cordova finished more than two seconds behind and took the silver (3:30.47) while Myanmar’s Ko Min Aiung bagged the bronze (3:31.65).

The pair of Sydney Olympic Games veteran Benjie Tolentino and Edgar Ilas, who had the fastest time in the heats, could only finish third in the men’s 1,000-meter lightweight double sculls (3:15.04) and settled for the bronze.

The Indonesian pair of Arief Arief and Ihram Ihram ruled the event (3:13.24) while Vietnam’s Van Tuan Nguyen and Van Duc Nguyed placed third for the bronze (3:14.23).

Alvin Amposta and Roque Abala Jr.  could only place fifth in the men’s 1,000-meter pairs (3:25.85) won by he Indon tandem of Budi Santoso and Tanzil Hadid (3:15.58).

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