Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Tan is scheduled to play in the men’s foil while the United States-based Oliva, who is entered in four events, will swim in the heats of the women’s 100-meter freestyle at the Olympic Park pool.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I know the level of competition that I’m going to face here. I shouldn’t lose hope in order to achieve my goal,” said the 18-year-old who hardly made his presence felt in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur last year and in the recent Asian Games in Jakarta.Nayre first pulled off a demolition job on the higher-ranked Nicolas Burgos of Chile, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8, but couldn’t stand against Kolodziejczyk in a in a span of seven hours held at the Table Tennis Arena of the Technopolis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe split has forced the first Filipino paddler in the YOG to do better in the next round where Nayre faces Rio Olympian and world No. 1 under-18 junior table netter Kanak Jha of the United States late Tuesday.“It really gets tougher in the succeeding rounds. I’ll try the best I can not to be eliminated early,” said Nayre, a right-hander who attended high school at San Beda University in Taytay, Rizal. June Navarro/ INQUIRER PHOTOBUENOS AIRES—Jann Mari Nayre missed an trouble-free chance to book a trip in the crucial stages of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games table tennis competitions.The downer came for the country’s table tennis ace when he surprisingly lost to Maciej Kolodziejcyzk of Austria, 9-11, 8-11, 1-11, 6-11 later in the Group B men’s preliminary play.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES No. 431 in the world, Nayre immediately zeroed in on the weak backhand of the world U18 no. 27-ranked Burgos after he gave up the second set on a flurry of errors.The Filipino quickly recovered his bearings in the next three frames and dealt the Chilean with deathly blows while he aggressively pressed on the offensive.As Nayre wraps up his elimination stint against Jha, Filipino-Norwegian Christian Tio begins the journey to the podium on the same day in the kiteboarding competitions at the Club Nautico San Isidro which will host the event for five days.On Wednesday, golfers Yuka Saso, a double-gold medalist in the Asian Games, and Carl Jano Corpus open their medal bid in the women’s and men’s individual stroke play at the wind-swept Hurlingham Club.It will actually be the busiest day for the seven-athlete contingent as fencer Lawrence Everett Tan and swimmer Nicole Oliva make their debut.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Ernie Gawilan wins Philippines’ first ever gold in Asian Para Games Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.