Cebuano weightlifters bag 4 golds in Tagbilaran nat’l championships

Glendale G. Rosal 08/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano weightlifters flexed their winning form in the ongoing 2022 National Weightlifting Championships in Tagbilaran City, Bohol after hauling four gold medals. Headed by Olympian Elreen Ann Ando, Cebu’s bets bagged four gold…

Hidilyn Diaz, weightlifting icon, set to tie the knot with fiancé-coach in Baguio

Jewil Anne M. Tabiolo 07/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tokyo Olympics weightlifting gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, is set to tie the knot with her fiance-coach, Julius Naranjo, on July 26 at the St. Ignatius Church in Baguio, a year after her historic…

Sarno bags weightlifting gold in record-breaking fashion

Glendale G. Rosal 05/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Boholana weightlifting sensation, Vanessa Sarno delivered the Philippine weightlifting team’s second gold medal on Saturday with record-breaking lifts in the women’s 71-kilogram category of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Hanoi, Vietnam.…

Diaz bags gold in weightlifting again at SEA Games

Glendale G. Rosal 05/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The golden girl, Hidilyn Diaz secured the gold medal in the women’s 55-kilogram weightlifting event of the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Hanoi Sports Training and Competition…

Fernandez says PH goal of 3rd place finish in 31st SEAG achievable

Glendale G. Rosal 05/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) commissioner and Team Philippines chef de mission Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez is optimistic that the Philippines could finish third overall in the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in…

Diaz, 3 Cebuanos banner PH weightlifting team to Vietnam SEAG this May

Glendale G. Rosal 03/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz and three Cebuanos will banner the country’s weightlifting team in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam this May. The official line-up was bared this afternoon,…

Hidilyn Diaz channels her inner Luisa Madrigal in her 31st birthday photoshoot

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 02/20/2022

CEBU, Philippines— Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz dresses as Luisa Madrigal from Disney’s “Encanto” to mark her 31st birthday on Sunday, February 20. On Instagram, Diaz shared her photos taken by her fiancé Julius Naranjo. “I want…

Hidilyn Diaz, Elreen Ando may clash over one Paris 2024 slot

June Navarro 02/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines–There’s a possibility that Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz and fellow Tokyo Gamer Elreen Ando—Diaz’ labeled heir apparent—could clash in the same weight class in qualification meets for the 2024 Paris Olympics. With just 10 weight…

Once again, POC declares Juico persona non grata

Glendale G. Rosal 01/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has once again declared Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) President Philip Ella Juico persona non grata on Wednesday. During POC’s General Assembly held at the Grandmaster…

Hidilyn shares blessings to typhoon-affected weightlifters in Cebu

12/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Olympic weightlifting gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz showed her softer side when she flew to Cebu City to bring relief goods to members of the Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas (SWP) who were affected by the onslaught…

The ups and downs of sports in 2021

Dale Rosal 12/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—From the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal to an end of a boxing icon’s legendary career, the country’s sports scene in 2021 was like a roller coaster ride. And all of these happened still amid…

No follow up to Olympic gold as Hidilyn Diaz backs out of worlds

Marc Anthony Reyes - Reporter 11/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Not prepared enough and knowing that she doesn’t stand a chance, Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz has withdrawn from the World Weightlifting Championship slated next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, leaving the Philippines without…

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