Day 6 in Beijing and the weather is as usual gray with heavy downpour early to mid-afternoon. It’s a slow day for Team Philippines as only Daniel Coakley was seen in action. Daniel is the great-grandson of two-time Olympic bronze medalist Teofilo Yldefonso who competed in the 1928 and 1932 Olympic Games.
Daniel Coakley competed in Heat #9 with a start time of 22.80 seconds. He placed 6th out of 8 swimmers clocking in 22.69 seconds. In a field of 97, he placed 39.
Tomorrow, there would be 3 athletes from Team Philippines competing namely Christel Simms (50m freestyle), Ryan Arabejo (1500m freestyle) and Shiela Mae Perez (3m springboard). Also, check out my backstage pictures during the Opening Ceremonies through this link.
Today’s Medal Standings:
- China – 22 Gold, 8 Silver, 5 Bronze
- USA – 10 Gold, 9 Silver, 15 Bronze
- Korea – 6 Gold, 7 Silver, 3 Bronze
- Italy – 6 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze
- Germany – 6 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze
- Australia – 5 Gold, 4 Silver, 7 Bronze
- Japan – 6 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze
- Russia – 3 Gold, 8 Silver, 3 Bronze
- France – 2 Gold, 7 Silver, 6 Bronze
- Great Britain – 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze
Highlights of Day 6:
- China’s Yang Wei finally claimed his first Olympic Gold medal in men’s gymnastic individual all around.
- James Blake of USA defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland in two straight sets 6-4, 7-6 in the first quarterfinal match this evening.
- Also in Tennis, the Williams sisters are out of the singles matches. They were beaten by Dementieva and Li Na.
- Team USA defeated Team Greece with a score of 92-69 and Team China defeated Team Angola with a score of 86-68 in Men’s Basketball.