- Eric Cray is Philippines’ bet for the 400m men’s hurdle in the Rio 2016 Olympics
- During the last run, he came in third to Japan
- A hoax article published in the theguardian.com said that he won the first gold Olympic medal for the Philippines
Eric Cray may be the first Philippine Olympian to qualify for the semifinals in the Rio Olympics 400m men’s hurdle, but according to a post in theguard1an.com, he already won the first gold Olympic medal for the Philippines.
According to the said hoax article, Cray set a new world record for the event at 43:56 seconds. Now that would be something for the Philippines, only that the said 400m men’s hurdle semifinals will be on Wednesday, August 17, 08:35 BRT.
In the official Rio 2016 website, there will be three semifinals, which Eric Cray must be able to win so that he would be qualified to join the finals for the event on Thursday, August 18, 23:00 BRT.
If the one who posted the news on theguard1an.com has a crystal ball, which allowed him to see the future, then the entire Philippines would be so thankful!
During the last run, Cray timed at 49.05 seconds giving him the chance to place 3 to Keisuke Nozawa of Japan, who got it at 48.62 seconds. The second position went to Thomas Barr of Ireland.
Eric Cray is being coached by Devian Clark, the three-time Olympian of Jamaica.
In the event that Eric Cray will bag the gold, Rio 2016 Olympics may be the best Olympics for the country.
The Philippines has already won a silver medal in women’s 53kg weightlifting competition, thanks to Hidilyn Diaz, a 25-year-old weightlifter from Zamboanga.
Diaz ended the country’s 20-year drought in the Olympics, with the last medal won by Onyok Velasco in 1996.
Now, with the 400m men’s hurdle, the whole world will be watching Eric Cray. For sure, he already caught the attention of many! – SD, Kami Media