Sports News Weekend Roundup (Week of 31 July to 06 August 2016)

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Ian Lariba (via PhilStar.com)
Ian Lariba (via PhilStar.com)

Lariba Bows Out of Rio Olympics

Flag-bearer and table tennis player Ian Lariba succumbed to a loss against Han Xing of Congo. Lariba was ranked 325th in the world, while Han was 161st coming into the Games.
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Jessie Lacuna (AFP Photo via
Jessie Lacuna (AFP Photo via Rappler.com)

Lacuna Second PH Athlete to End Rio Olympics Bid

Rappler reports: “The 23-year-old Lacuna finished 6th in the second heat of 7 swimmers with a time of 4:01.70, with a final ranking of 46th out of 50,” in the 400m freestyle.
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Miguel Tabuena (Courtesy Asian Tour; Illustration: Jonathan Raymond via The National)
Miguel Tabuena (Courtesy Asian Tour; Illustration: Jonathan Raymond via The National)

Golfer Miguel Tabuena on Competing in Rio

According to The National website, the 21-year-old Miguel Tabuena will be joining golf legends in this year’s Olympics: Bubba Watson, British Open champion Henrik Stenson, Rickie Fowler, Danny Willett, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia among others.

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