Comes July 27 in London, the Philippines, particularly Negros Oriental has another reason to be proud and yell for the second time around since the 2008 games. A
Dumaguete native and top-rated archer Mark Javier will once again vie for the elusive gold medal in the Archery event of the XXX Olympic Games in London, England.
He competed at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar but was defeated by the Korean Im Dong Hyun 113-104 in the 1/16 Elimination Round. During the 2006 Asian Games he landed 9th place in the individual category.
An alumnus of Silliman University with a BS Information Technology degree, Mark Javier was also a member of the Silliman University Dumaguete Archery Club (SUDAC) and the National Archery Association of the Philippines (NAAP). He won medals in local and national competitions as well as joined international competitions.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Javier finished his ranking round with a total of 654 points. This gave him the 36th seed for the final competition bracket in which he faced Kuo Cheng Mei in the first round. Kuo won the match with 106-102 and advanced to the next round in which he was beaten by Park Kyung-Mo.
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