Cyclist Patrick Coo endures early fall, clinches Asian Games bronze in BMX racing

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Filipino cyclist Patrick Coo (right) takes a photo with BMX racing medalists at the 19th Asian Games in China (Patrick Coo/Facebook)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 2) — Filipino cyclist Patrick Bren Coo copped the Philippines’ ninth medal in the 19th Asian Games after clinching a bronze-medal finish despite enduring a bad crash early in the race.

The Philippine bet registered 39.076 seconds in the tournament on Sunday, lagging only behind Japan’s Asuma Nakai (37.542) and Thailand’s Komet Sukprasert (38.478).

READ: 19th Asian Games: Team Philippines news and results

Coo fell off his bike in the race’s first leg and finished last, scraping the upper part of his right thigh in the process.

The cyclist, however, bounced back in the following event to book a ticket in the deciding high-velocity race held at the Chun’an Jieshou Sports Centre BMX Course.

Another Filipino cyclist Daniel Caluag, 2014 Asian Games champion, also qualified in the finals but capped off at sixth, recording 40.433 seconds.