Monday, September 20, 2010

The Philippines vs Korea Sunday Showdown

Our Philippine chess team in Khanty-Manysk Chess Olympiad needs some inspiration. Well, here's some bits of sports update from our other athletes competing abroad this weekend.

The Cecil Mamiit led Philippine team pulls off a big surprise in Korea by beating the hometown players 3-2 in Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I. It was a come from behind win for the team as they were down 0-2 on the first day of the competetion. The Philippines will stay in Group 1 and is well within striking distance of being promoted to the World Group of the Davis Cup.

The Philippine Smart Gilas basketball team however lost by a hair line to South Korea's Seoul Samsung Thunder in the finals of the Asian Club Men’s Basketball Invitational, 83-82. It is still a good result after all as the Philippines earns berth in Olympic qualifying event.

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