Filipino long jump queen Marestella Torres failed to qualify for the finals of the long jump competition, bringing an end to her London 2012 campaign Tuesday (Wednesday morning in Manila).
Torres’ best jump of 6.22 meters in her last attempt fell way short of the qualifying threshold. She jumped 5.89 meters and 6.21 meters in her first two attempts. Her mark left her in 22nd place in a field of 28 athletes.
It was a disappointing finish for Torres, who set a Southeast Asian Games record of 6.71 meters last November. Equaling that mark, her personal best, would have qualified her for the finals.
With her elimination, only two Filipino bets are left standing in London: runner Rene Herrera, who will compete in the 5000m race and Filipino-American bicyclist Daniel Caluag, who will see action in the BMX competition.
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