POC, MVPSF rewards non-medalists in Tokyo with P.5M each in incentives

PR 08/05/2021

TOKYO—Not one of the 19 Filipino athletes who competed in the pandemic Tokyo Olympics will be left behind, according to Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino. “The non-medalists in the Tokyo Olympics will receive…

Proud Cebuana mom: Kiyomi is physically, mentally prepared 

Glendale G. Rosal 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Even before Kiyomi Watanabe sets foot on the mat in the biggest competition of her life, her ever-supportive mother, Irene Sarausad, is already very proud of her for reaching the Olympics.  Watanabe, the…

Watanabe, Knott earn tickets to Tokyo Games

Glendale G. Rosal 06/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu-born Filipino-Japanese judoka Kiyomi Watanabe has officially qualified for next month’s Tokyo Olympics. Although there has been a lot of talks that she’s already qualified, but earlier today, the International Judo Federation (IJF)…

Multi-titled judoka Watanabe to represent PH in 2022 Asiad

Glendale G. Rosal 03/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Cebu-born Fil-Japanese judoka Kiyomi Watanabe will don the country’s tri-colors in the 2022’s Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. The 24-year old Watanabe, a Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) gold medalist, and Asian Games silver medalist,…

Cebu’s Watanabe earns automatic Olympic slot

Mars G. Alison 03/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu’s Kiyomi Sarausad Watanabe is already assured of a slot in the judo competitions of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 23-year-old judoka now only needs an official letter from the International Judo Federation…

Know some of the Cebuano athletes competing in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games

Mars G. Alison 11/12/2019

(Updated, November 13, 2019) CEBU CITY, Philippines —Cebuano athletes will be among those competing for the Philippines in the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), which the country will be hosting from November 30 to December 11,…

Kiyomi Watanabe begins journey to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Mars G. Alison 03/31/2018

3-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Kiyomi Watanabe, whose mother, is a native of Toledo City, Cebu, will begin her journey to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this May in the Mexico Grand Prix. The Cebu-born Watanabe is…

Japanese – Filipino earns gold for the Philippines in SEA Games

Grace II Pecaoco 07/10/2015

An 18-year-old Japanese-Filipino, born and raised in Cebu, gave the Philippines its sixth gold in the 28th Southeast Asian Games. Kiyomi Watanabe retained her Asian Junior Champion crown in judo after defeating Senatham Orapin of Thailand last…

Watanabe retains judo crown, gives PH its sixth gold in SEA Games

Inquirer 06/07/2015

Filipino-Japenese Kiyomi Watanabe ended a fruitful day for the Philippine campaign after retaining her title in judo. Clad in a white judogi, last year’s Asian Junior Champion scored an ippon in the 3:36 mark to overwhelm Senatham…

Netters, judokas come to grief

Inquirer 09/22/2014

INCHEON, South Korea—The Philippine suffered setbacks on all fronts Sunday, managing just one victory that was immediately wiped out by a loss at the 17th Asian Games here. That left the delegation looking forward to Monday, where…

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