Last Updated on August 9, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
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‘Spanish’ Fly John Cabang lowers own Philippine 110 Hurdle Record
John Cabang continued to lower his Philippine Record clocking 13.53 +0.4 at the Spanish Championships in Torrent. Cabang running for Real Sociedad took the silver medal behind Enrique Llopis of Playas De Castellon who timed 13.40. The mark erased his 13.56. Which saw him in an agonizing 4th place at the Asian Championships in Bangkok on 13 July. Cabang ran 14.32 in heats and 13.99 in the semi-finals at the Spanish Championships. His next challenge will be the Asian Games slated for 23 September to October 8 in Hangzhou, China.
Cabang agonizingly close 4th at the Asian Championships
John Cabang brought the Philippine campaign to life with a new personal best of 13.56, securing a fourth-place finish in the 110 meters hurdles of the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships held on Friday at the Suphachalasai Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Fil-Spanish athlete found his second wind at the halfway mark of the race, allowing him to challenge for a medal. However, Kuwait’s Yaqoub Alyouha narrowly edged him out in a photo finish.
Nonetheless, Cabang surpassed his previous best of 13.65, which he set last month in Spain when he won gold at the Campeonato de Eskudi.
Cabang goes the Philippines Record in 110 Hurdles
Fil-Spanish Hurdler John Cabang set a new Philippine National Record in 110 Hurdles clocking 13.65 to win at the Campeonato de Esukadi in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain on June 18. Gonzalo Sabin Lamborena clinched the silver in 13.84sec while Diego Andres Dougan claimed bronze in 14.00sec.
The 21-year-old robotics major erased the national record of 2x SEA Games Champion Clinton Kingsley Bautista (CKB) 13.78 set at the 2021 SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, actually held in 2022. Which was CKB’s second SEA Games title.
Cabang also clocked a new 100m PB of 10.81 at the same championships placing 2nd. Cabang clocked a new PB the week before in Madrid at the Spanish Club Championships to take bronze on June 10 in 13.81.
He took the bronze medal at the 2023 SEA Games in a photo finish. Beating CKB who was playing catchup after returning from military training with Philippine Navy. Cabang timed 13.86, with the top 2 times at 13.83 of Mr Dansungnoen of Thailand and Mr Ang Chen Xiang of Singapore sharing the gold medal.
The South East Asian Record in 110 Hurdles for Men is held by Jamras Rittidet of Thailand. Who clocked 13.61 at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.
His performance also strengthened his preparations for the Asian Athletics Championships. On July 12 to 16 in Pattaya, Thailand. Which serves as a venue to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The qualifying standard for Paris is 13.27sec.
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