BMX Rider Caluag Bags PH’s First Gold Medal In 2014 Incheon Asian Games

Finally, the Philippines first gold medal in 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Daniel Caluag gave the country its first gold medal in the 17th Asian Games. Caluag ruled the men’s BMX race at the Ganghwa Asiad BMX Track situated about two hours away from this Korean city to end the Philippines’ first gold medal drought in this year’s edition of the Asiad.

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File photo: Daniel Patrick Caluag (#84) (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

Despite missing UCI-sanctioned events this year to concentrate on his studies, the London Olympian maintained his excellent form for the Asiad. Caluag timed 35.277 seconds in the first run to finish first before topping the second run with a clocking of 35.366 seconds. He finished the race with a bang with a time of 35.431 seconds in the third and final run.

His brother Christopher John Caluag on the other hand was on the verge to win a bronze medal after Heat 2 but he struggled in the final race to finish fourth overall.

Congratulations! Filipinos are proud of you.