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…

Saso, Pagdanganan compete on Wednesday

Dale Rosal 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—It’s the turn of Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan to carry the Philippine flag at the Tokyo Olympics as they compete in round one of the women’s golf competition at the Kasimugaseki Golf Club.  Saso…

Yulo sets sights on 2024 Olympics

Dale Rosal 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Filipino gymnastics sensation Carlos Yulo will use his frustrations in Tokyo to fuel his goal to win a gold medal in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Yulo, one of the top bets of the Philippines to…

Nesthy to continue chasing Olympic gold medal

Dale Rosal 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The gold medal chase doesn’t end for Nesthy Petecio.  After settling for a silver medal in the women’s featherweight finals of the Tokyo Olympics,  Petecio vowed to continue on chasing the gold medal in the…

From Coke as prize to aiming for Olympic gold: Carlo Paalam’s boxing journey

Bong Lozada 08/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines—It started with a bottle of Coke. Carlo Paalam was just a thin nine-year-old when he chanced upon a neighbor setting up boxing exercises. After hearing mass in Cagayan de Oro, Paalam was enticed to try…

Carlo Paalam ousts champ Zoirov, secures Olympic medal

MARK GIONGCO 08/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines–Carlo Paalam pulled off a mighty upset after knocking Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov off his perch to become the Philippines’ latest medalist at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Paalam punched his way through the men’s flyweight…

Transgender weightlifter Hubbard out of Olympic final

Agence France Presse 08/03/2021

Pioneering transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard crashed out of her Tokyo Olympics final Monday after botching all three of her lift attempts in the snatch section of the +87kg category. The 43-year-old New Zealander made history in becoming…

Nesthy Petecio to go for boxing gold tomorrow

Glendale G. Rosal 08/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio guns for the gold medal tomorrow in the women’s featherweight division of the Tokyo Olympics against hometown favorite Sena Irie at the Kokugikan Arena.  The 29-year-old Santa Cruz, Davao…

Fil-Am trackster Knott eyes to break PH’s 200m sprint record

Glendale G. Rosal 08/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Filipino-American trackster Kristina Knott is aiming to break the Philippine record in the women’s 200-meter sprint of the Olympics tomorrow, August 2, at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium track oval.  The 25-year-old Florida-born Fil-am trackster…

Tokyo Olympics: Eumir Marcial KOs foe, enters boxing semis

MARK GIONGCO 08/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines–The expectations were high for Eumir Marcial heading into his first Olympics. So far, the gold medal bet has lived up to the hype. The hard-hitting Zamboanga native powered through the men’s middleweight semifinals, assuring himself…

Sluggish, nervous Obiena advances to pole vault finals

Glendale G. Rosal 07/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite advancing to the finals of the men’s pole vault event of the Tokyo Olympics, Filipino pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena admitted that he was not completely himself during the elimination round earlier…

Diaz, Chinese coach part ways

Glendale G. Rosal 07/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez believes that they may have a hard time getting the services again of Chinese weightlifting coach Gao Kaiwen, the head coach of Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn…

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