1 week Tragedy strikes: While training in US, Marcial learns of brother’s death Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines---Eumir Marcial was all upbeat about the start of his preparations for his bold two-pronged plan. And then tragedy struck. Just days into his Olympic preparations in Los Angeles, Marcial learned that his eldest brother, Eliver, died early Saturday morning, just before he was to fly back home to Zamboanga to be with his wife and kids. He was 39. "He was so happy when I spoke to him just this Friday," a sobbing Marcial said. "Our parents and his wife and kids were so excited that he was going home." The death further spurred Marcial, who said he ... more