Barriga Ends Olympic Bid

Mark Barriga, the lone boxing representative of Philippines ended his bid for a medal after losing by a point to his Birzhan Zhakypov of Kazakhstan.

I had high hopes for this young boxer, though admittedly, it’ still too early to expect a lot for him.  After all, he’s just 19 years old playing for the first time in the Games.  At his age, he can still learn a lot and he can still qualify for a few more Olympic spots.  I hope this loss will not discourage him to continue amateur boxing.

Even with the loss and elimination, I still salute Mark Barriga and the rest of the Philippine Olympic Team.  Keep your heads up.



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