(UPDATE) FILIPINO American hurdler Robyn Brown boosted her Paris Olympics bid after claiming a gold medal in the Royal City Inferno Track and Field Festival women's 400m hurdles at the Alumni Stadium in Guelph, Canada.

Brown clocked 57.15 seconds as she defeated home bets Marie-Frederique Poulin (58.07) and Reyne Rodrigues (58.94), who claimed the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

The 29-year-old Brown is currently 40th in the Olympic qualifying rankings of her sport and she needs to stay in top 40 until the end of qualification on June 30 to make the Paris Games.

True is the same for Brown's teammate and fellow Fil-Am hurdler Lauren Hoffman who is at 32nd in the women's 400m hurdles rankings.

Brown and Hoffman may also make the Paris Olympics by acing the entry standard time of 54.85 seconds and they have until June 30 as well to hit or eclipsed that time.

The other members of the Philippine Athletics team vying for Olympic berths to join pole vaulter EJ Obiena in Paris are Tokyo Olympian Kristina Knott, Rio Olympian Eric Cray, John Tolentino and Janry Ubas.

They also have until June 30 to either hit the Olympic entry standard times of their sport or length in Ubas' case (men's long jump).

As of June 10, Knott is 32nd in the women's 200m sprint where the standard time is 22.57 seconds and the top 48 qualify for Paris.

Tolentino is 28th in men's 110m hurdles with an entry standard time of 13.27 seconds and the top 40 make the Olympics.

Cray and Ubas have their work cut out for them as they're currently outside of their division's quota.

Cray is 49th in the men's 400m hurdles where only the top 40 or those who can hit the standard time of 48.70 seconds will be rewarded with Olympic berths.

Ubas, on the other hand, is 39th in the men's long jump where only the top 32 or those who can ace the entry length of 8.27 meters can make it to Paris.

2024-06-10T16:31:10Z dg43tfdfdgfd