Monday, June 02, 2008

RP Olympian Dies

Fresh in my inbox is sad news from Pinoy journo Marlon Bernardino. Ex-RP Olympiad rep national master Celestino Cain has passed away apparently due to "colon and abdominal complications".

Cain played for the RP men's team in the 1982 Olympiad, in Lucerne as the first reserve player along side the likes of Torre, Mascarinas (who scored the gold medal for board 2) and Maninang . It was Cain's one and only Olympiad assignment where he collected a crucial 5.5 points from nine games. The Philippines finished in 19th place overall.

Olympiad info courtesy of Olimpbase.

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