by Brian Yalung
BMX rider Daniel Caluag has given the country something to cheer about when he was the first Filipino chosen to join the Tokyo 2020 Olympics test run to be held from October 1 to 5.
Caluag, the only gold medalist in the 2014 Asian Games, was invited by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to try out the operations at the Ariake Urban Sports Park – the same place where the Tokyo 2020 BMX event will be held according to a report by Rappler.com.
This development boosts the chances of Caluag as well as the country’s bid to qualify for the quadrennial meet for the Olympic ranking competitions that will run through May 2020. Only 24 riders will advance to the Tokyo 2020 BMX competition.
According to RP 2 Sports Radio, Caluag is scheduled to arrive in the Philippines this coming September for a month-long training at the BMX track in Tagaytay. This will be the same venue that will be used for the SEA Games set later this year.