MANILA, Philippines – Cris Nievarez is out of the race for a medal after finishing fifth in his quarterfinal tie in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men’s individual sculls rowing event at Sea Forest Waterway on Sunday.
The Philippine bet registered 7: 50.74, almost 34 seconds behind the third player Mondaugas Griskonis of Lithuania who finished the course with a time of 7: 16.71
Nievarez needed to be in the top three of his series to advance to the A / B semifinals, the penultimate round for podiums. Instead, he was relegated to group C / D where he will compete for his final place in the event.
Despite his exit from the medal contest, Nievarez still made history as the first Filipino rower to reach the quarterfinals.
The German Oliver Zeidler led the series with a time of 7: 12.75 while the Brazilian Luca Ferreira Verthein was second with 7: 14.26.
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