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LWC’s Caluag Qualifies for the 2012 Olympic Games in London | Lindsey Wilson

Lindsey Wilson’s first Olympian is Danny Caluag, set to compete in BMX at the London games.

COLUMBIA, Ky. — Coming in at No. 13 on Lindsey Wilson‘s Top-22 Moments of 2011-12 is the school’s first Olympian, Danny Caluag, who recently qualified for the 2012 games in London, England.

The junior member of the Blue Raider cycling team is set to compete in BMX, representing the Philippines and all of collegiate cycling as the only active competitor at the games.

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Danny Caluag is interviewed for a story on reaching the Olympics in downtown Columbia, Ky.

BMX is making its second appearance on the Olympic lineup after an initial run at the 2008 Beijing games, and takes place Aug. 8-10

Caluag is making his second appearance on the top-22 list after being included at No. 18 with the USA Cycling BMX National Championship won by Lindsey Wilson this past season.

More about No. 13…

  • Caluag was up for a spot in BMX in 2008 with the United States team, but missed the cut. To qualify this year he applied for dual citizenship to ride for the Philippines.
  • Danny splits time between training for the Olympics, competing collegiately for Lindsey Wilson and handling a demanding schedule as a nursing student.
  • Caluag was named team captain at Lindsey Wilson prior to the start of the 2011-12 season.
  • Danny is the lone entrant by the Philippines in BMX and as of early July, is one of just eight total Filipino Olympians qualified.

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