Remembering Seoul


Closing ceremonies of the 1988 Seoul Olympics:  Eric Buhain on my top, and wrestler Benjamin McMorie on my left

Closing ceremonies of the 1988 Seoul Olympics: swimmer Eric Buhain on my top, and Benjamin McMurray of Judo on my left

Isa sa pinaka masaya at memorable na competitions na sinalihan ko – ang 1988 Seoul Olympics.   Dahil ito ang pinaka peak ko.  Dito ko na set ang Philippine National Record nung semi-finals ng steeplechase na 8:35.09.

Sa Olympic Village kami nag stay at ang roommate ko noon ay si Coach Claro Pellosis.

Pinoymiler’s notes:
Hector Begeo was the last Filipino Track and Field athlete to qualify for the semi-finals in the Olympics.  He clocked 8:46.60 in heat 1 of the qualifying heats to place 8th among 11 entries.  In the semifinals, 12th of 12 but set the still standing Philippine record at the 3,000m steeplechase.
 
Eric Buhain was appointed as Chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission in 2001.  In 2005, he was appointed as the chairman of the Games and Amusements Board. 
 
Benjamin McMurray placed 9th at the heavyweight division of the Judo competitions.
 

Photocredit: Hector Begeo

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