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Pinay lifter cracks Top 3 in Asian meet

With little fanfare, Elreen Ando trained for a year in Cebu City amid the pandemic with the goal of one day making a name in weightlifting......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarApr 21st, 2021

Wong names Morado, Salak among her top 5 setters

Deanna Wong is considered as one of top talents who make the future of Philippine volleyball look bright. A UAAP title in Season 81 and a Best Setter award in Season 80 are some of the accomplishments she collected as setter of the Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles. As talented and skilled as she is, Wong looks up to the legends that made and still making their marks in the local volleyball scene. Here is Wong’s list of Top 5 Pinay setters.    JIA MORADO “Well number one siyempre Ate Jia [Morado], my mentor talaga so wala nang bakit number one siya,” said Wong during her appearance on So She Did! Heady with great court vision and solid connection with her hitters best describe Morado. The UAAP Season 77 Best Setter established her legendary status during her stay with the Lady Eagles, who she piloted to back-to-back UAAP titles. Morado, who is a member of the national team, also helped Creamline win three titles in the Premier Volleyball League while collecting five straight Best Setter awards in the two-conference league.     TINA SALAK Longevity. This makes Salak a legend among the setters in the country. The 44-year old playmaker started to make waves when she led Far Eastern University to a couple of championships in the mid-90s. Salak was also the main setter of the 2005 Southeast Asian Games bronze medal team – the last squad to earn a podium finish in the biennial meet. The Army personnel played in the PVL and in the Philippine Superliga up until 2018 before going full time as coach of De La Salle-Zobel girls team.    KIM FAJARDO De La Salle University won three titles during her stint with the Lady Spikers. Fajardo is well-known for her well-rounded approach in playmaking. She easily adapts with the style of her hitters, good at reading the defense and a vocal leader inside the court. The Batangas native bagged three Best Setter awards and a Best Server recognition during her stay with the green and white. Her fierce competition with Morado made the Ateneo-DLSU rivalry extra colorful. Fajardo is also enjoying a successful career with F2 Logistics in the PSL and is a member of the national team.    JEM FERRER A member of the Ateneo Fab Five, Ferrer can be considered as one of the Lady Eagles who paved the way for Ateneo’s success in the UAAP. Ferrer was named Best Setter three times and helped the Lady Eagles advance to their first-ever Finals appearance in Season 74. Ferrer remains as one of the PVL’s top playmakers.   RHEA DIMACULANGAN University of Sto. Tomas has yet to find a setter that would equal the caliber of Dimaculangan. With her orchestrating the Tigresses’ plays, UST went on to win the Season 72 crown while bagging the Best Server and Finals Most Valuable Player honors. Dimaculangan is a member of the national team.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2020

When We Were Volleyball Queens (Part 2)

(This story was originally published back in March 24, 2015) Back in 1993 the Philippine national team defied the odds by toppling the region’s women’s volleyball giant Thailand. Rosemarie Prochina, part of the national team sent to the 17th Southeast Asian Games, continues with her story of the things that transpired during the last shining moment of our Filipina athletes in the sport.    Buy gold? No, we’ll win them   Prochina revealed that they had an extra motivation in the championship match against Thailand after an incident involving her teammate Bernadeth Burcelis. A Thai tried to get into their heads. A warning shot of psychological warfare, perhaps an attempt to bully the Filipinas out of their wits.      “Actually yung team manager nila kinantyawan kami nu’ng mag-shopping kami,” Prochina said. “Sinabihan niya si Burcelis, sabi niya “Oh you buy many, many golds now because tomorrow you will only get silver.” The Filipina didn’t talk back, she and the national team simply let their game do the talking.      “Yun ang sabi niya. So kami parang di naman din niya sinabi sa amin (kaagad), pero sa kanya (Burcelis) OK lang yun. Basta maglaro lang kami,” Prochina said. During the game, Prochina said that everybody was doing their part even those sitting on the bench. “Yun ang maganda sa team namin na kahit na kaming nasa bench, di ako first six kasi,” she admitted. “Kaming nasa bench kahit parang di kami makakalaro nandoon kami sa bench nagpi-pray, lahat todo support. Tapos kapag may timeout, magma-massage kami sa mga teammates namin.” Zenaida Ybanez also won the Best Spiker and Most Valuable Player award while Leonora Escolante was named Best Setter.  For Prochina their feat showed the never-say-die spirit of the Filipinas. “So yun very (inspiring) ang pagkapanalo dun kasi underdogs kami,” she said.    Coach Tai, the lover boy?  SEA Games is not just about athletes trying to outplay their opponents for a podium spot. The biennial meet is organized for the purpose of developing friendship and camaraderie among nations. And some tried to take this fellowship into another level. Prochina gave away a secret that involves a name that is very famous in the volleyball circle today. Ateneo de Manila coach Tai Bundit did capture the hearts of local fans with his charm and heart strong mantra proven by the Lady Eagles’ back-to-back UAAP crown but 22 years ago the Thai had an early encounter with the Filipinos – and we are not talking about how he and his team demolished the PHI men’s squad. It was about something romantic. “Yung coach nila (Ateneo) magkasabayan kami sa national team,” said Prochina, who’s an Ateneo fan herself. “Yung coach nila na si Tai nagpang-abot kami.” The Thai women’s team looked at the Filipinas with fire in their eyes, but not Bundit as he glowed with sparks of stars and moonshine while focused on a Pinay whose name gives happiness to his heart.   Yes, before Bundit danced his signature ‘kitiki-Tai’ moves, he tried to tango.            “Kami yang (magkakasabayan) noong nanliligaw-ligaw pa yan sa teammate ko, si Joy Degoroztisa,” Prochina said in a chuckle. “Ewan ko kung nagkasagutan sila, huh!” she continued. “Naku baka (mapagalitan ako ni Joy) kasi nanligaw siya (Bundit) dun. Si Joy nasa Kuwait na siya ngayon.” Asked for more juicy details, Prochina said that her memory is a bit sketchy about the whirlwind romance.   “Actually, di ko masyado (nasubaybayan na yung nangyari) kasi nga yung laro di ba ilang weeks lang yun tapos hindi ko na alam kung anong nangyari,” Prochina added. And she really has no idea if Bundit got one through the block or totally got shut down. Bundit is now happily married while Degoroztisa is based in Kuwait.   “Masakit para sa amin”  After the team brought home the mint, the Pinays failed to win it all in the next SEAG editions paving way for Thailand’s domination in the region.  The Thais got their revenge on their turf in 1995 against the Filipinas in the finals. Again winning another gold after two years at the expense of PHI, who had bronze finishes in 2001, 2003 and in 2005 edition held in Manila.  Sadly, in the next four SEA Games no women’s team were fielded and the Pinays were overtaken by in terms of competitiveness by Vietnam and Indonesia.     “Masakit para sa amin kasi hanggang ngayon hindi pa rin na-break,” a regretful Prochina said. “Nag-20 years na hindi pa rin na-break yung record, nag-post ako sa FB sabi ko “Happy 20th year sa pagka-gold naming”, ganyan, pero napakasakit kasi wala pang pumalit,” she added. “Hindi ka-proud na kayo lang kasi siyempre parang anong nangyari sa programa ng volleyball sa Pilipinas?” A degradation of the sport she painfully watched. “Yung 1995 malakas pa rin yun kahit nawala na yung iba,” she said. “Maraming mga matatangkad gaya nina Cherry Rivera Macatangay, Roxanne Pimentel, si Joy Degoroztisa, Estrella Tan Enriquez na nag-convert na lang sa basketball kasi nawala na nga yung (volleyball program).”   New beginning  The dream of standing taller than Thailand may still be years away, but Prochina is happy that there is a rebirth of volleyball in the country. With the sport having an avenue outside of collegiate leagues with the Shakey’s V-League and Philippine Superliga and the interest of the nation to volleyball taking its roots again, the future looks bright. “Yung volleyball sa atin paangat na talaga saka sobrang happy kaming mga older players na nakikitang ganoon na ang progress ng volleyball sa Pilipinas,” she said. It’s a fact that we are not at par in skills and development wise with the Thais – a solid proof of it is having their players fielded as imports to raise the level of competition in our local leagues – but Prochina is glad that we are now taking small steps.      “Kasi lumayo na ang Thailand e, lumayo ng milya-milya and nawala tayo. Pero kaya yang (mahabol) wala namang imposible,” she said. “Pero mas malalaki nga tayo actually. Ang players natin may 6-foot-5, may mga ganoon. Yung mga players natin malalaki. “Sa atin lang siguro yung continuity ng training, at ng support.” Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas, Inc. as part of their volleyball program has formed an Under-23 men’s and women’s team that will compete in the Asian age group championships on May. After skipping volleyball events in four SEAG editions, the PHI will field both men’s and women’s teams for the meet in Singapore on June.            Promise of tomorrow          Prochina believes that PHI volleyball has a bright future and a repeat of their feat two decades ago is not far away.  “Of course. Malalaki and mas may advantage ang mga bata ngayon kasi sila yung skills at techniques nila meron na. Yung sa katawan, sa bilis, sa talon, meron,” she said. “Kami noon dinevelop pa. Ako personally dinevelop ako, kung hindi dahil sa coaches ko na sina coach Kid Santos and coach Emil Lontoc, na naniwala sa akin na gagaling ako at aabot ako sa level na ganoon, hindi ako tutuloy,” Prochina added. “Hindi katulad ngayon sobrang andami nating players na malalakas.” She is also overwhelmed by the fan base this generation of players built. “Marami talaga ngayon. Pero noong 2005 na naglaro kami ng V-League (for PSC (Lady Legends) nakakatawa lang noon na mayroong mga nagdadala (ng mga gamit) na mayroong mga signature naming na mga lumang players. Sinasabi nila na “Ay fan kami sa inyo.” Kami naman “Ay talaga, mayroon pala kaming mga fans,”” she said. “Mas malaki na (ang fanbase) kasi sa social media, alam na ng lahat ng tao ang nangyayari sa volleyball.”    Comparison Prochina picked Ateneo when asked if what team in her opinion mirrors the character of the 1993 team. “Kasi sila nag-start sila from scratch e. Tapos yung mga bata alam mong obedient sila sa nakikita mo sa laro. Hindi ko naman sinasabi na hindi obedient yun ibang teams ha,” she justified. “Pero kasi yung Ateneo galing talaga sila sa baba.” She also cited that long before Ateneo practiced meditation before and during games, they were already doing it as part of their routine. “Yes matagal na. Kasi nung nakita ko sila (Ateneo in meditation) sabi ko “Ah Ok. Kasi nag-coach din ako ng mga five years ago (in University of Asia and the Pacific) yun din ang itinuturo ko sa mga players na malaking bagay yung meditation,” she said. “Kasi sa SMAP (Sports Medicine Association of the Philippines) dati sa PSC (Philippine Sports Commission) sila ang nag-handle sa amin na nilagay kami sa isang room (for meditation),” Prochina added. “Tinantanong pa nga namin ang isa’t isa kung nakakatulong. Nakakatulong talaga siya tapos tinuruan nila kami na bago matulog, ayun, dapat may relaxation technique kami. Na dapat relaxed, alisin ang tension sa katawan tapos isipin mo na kinabukasan madali lang yung game. Yun talaga, malaking bagay siya." Just like Ateneo, they enjoyed every game. They are the original happy team. “Oo. Kasi yang si coach Emil Lontoc ang sinasabi niyan kapag maglalaro na kami “tiwala sa sarili at mag-enjoy sa game.” Yun yung sinasabi nila kapag magi-game kami. Kasi kung hindi ka naman magi-enjoy the game wala na, ano yun? E volleyball ito,” she said. And she agrees that Ateneo’s Alyssa Valdez is the new face of volleyball in the country – the phenom that was yet to be born a few days after they bagged the SEAG gold.  “Of course, siya talaga. Kahit asawa ko idol siya. Humble yung bata, bilib ako sa bata,” Prochina explained. “Nakikita ko yung eagerness niya. ‘Yung kapag umatras siya na papatay siya ng bola, makikita mo talaga yung killer’s instinct niya. Kapag naglaro na 100% talaga siya.” For Prochina, Valdez is Barina-Rojas of her time -- a sign of hope.    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles          .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

Catch the most memorable SEA Games matches on S+A

Relive the glorious triumphs and historic feats of the Filipino athletes this May as ABS-CBN S+A and sports.abs-cbn.com bring back the most memorable moments and marquee matchups from the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Replays will air at 11:00 a.m. and are available on S+A Channel 23 and via streaming. Revisit the historic run of the Philippine men’s volleyball team to capture the silver medal 42 years in the making starting May 4. See how Bryan Bagunas, Marck Espejo and rookie sensation Owa Retamar lead the Nationals into its first championship appearance with its group stage match against Vietnam. On May 5 is the PHI’s clash with Indonesia while on May 6 is the thrilling semifinal showdown between the host team and powerhouse Thailand. The championship game between the PHI and Indonesia is on May 11. See how Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz lift her way to the top podium in women’s 55kg. weightlifting competition on May 13. Women’s volleyball action replays begin on May 12 with the Filipinas taking on Vietnam. On May 13, the Pinay spikers face regional powerhouse Thailand and on May 18 is the Nationals’ match against Indonesia. The battle for bronze showdown is on May 19.   On May 25, watch the women’s basketball team’ historic gold medal win over Thailand. Lastly, revisit Gilas Pilipinas' basketball dominance in the SEA Games with their semifinal victory over Indonesia on May 26 and gold medal win over Thailand on May 27.  Host Team PHI dominated the 30th edition of the biennial meet with 387 medals including 149 gold in the country’s second overall championship since winning the honors in the 2005 SEA Games which was also held in the Philippines.     Watch more 2019 SEA Games highlights, unforgettable 2019 SEA Games moments, and interviews with our 2019 SEA GAMES heroes on the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube channel and sports.abs-cbn.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2020

Catch the most memorable SEA Games matches on S+A

Relive the glorious triumphs and historic feats of the Filipino athletes this May as ABS-CBN S+A and sports.abs-cbn.com bring back the most memorable moments and marquee matchups from the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Replays will air at 11:00 a.m. and are available on S+A Channel 23 and via streaming. Revisit the historic run of the Philippine men’s volleyball team to capture the silver medal 42 years in the making starting May 4. See how Bryan Bagunas, Marck Espejo and rookie sensation Owa Retamar lead the Nationals into its first championship appearance with its group stage match against Vietnam. On May 5 is the PHI’s clash with Indonesia while on May 6 is the thrilling semifinal showdown between the host team and powerhouse Thailand. The championship game between the PHI and Indonesia is on May 11. See how Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz lift her way to the top podium in women’s 55kg. weightlifting competition on May 13. Women’s volleyball action replays begin on May 12 with the Filipinas taking on Vietnam. On May 13, the Pinay spikers face regional powerhouse Thailand and on May 18 is the Nationals’ match against Indonesia. The battle for bronze showdown is on May 19.   On May 25, watch the women’s basketball team’ historic gold medal win over Thailand. Lastly, revisit Gilas Pilipinas' basketball dominance in the SEA Games with their semifinal victory over Indonesia on May 26 and gold medal win over Thailand on May 27.  Host Team PHI dominated the 30th edition of the biennial meet with 387 medals including 149 gold in the country’s second overall championship since winning the honors in the 2005 SEA Games which was also held in the Philippines.     Watch more 2019 SEA Games highlights, unforgettable 2019 SEA Games moments, and interviews with our 2019 SEA GAMES heroes on the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube channel and sports.abs-cbn.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 28th, 2020

Ang bilis niyang matuto -- boxer Petecio on Jane De Leon

Nesthy Petecio couldn’t help but be impressed with how Kapamilya star Jane De Leon worked on her portrayal of the Filipina world champion boxer for a ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya?’ episode. The 2019 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships and 30th Southeast Asian Games gold medalist praised De Leon’s dedication to learn the ropes of being a boxer.     “Ang nagturo talaga sa kanya si coach Roel Velasco po. Ang itinuro ko lang po sa kanya yung mostly na sinusuntok ko po kumbaga yung mga pamatay,” said Petecio. “Yung mga galaw ko yun po ang itunuro ko sa kanya tapos po nag-uusap kami kung paano ako magsalita, kung paano ako gumalaw.” The aspiring Olympian was surprised how quickly De Leon learned her signature boxing moves. “Opo ang bilis nya po. Sabi ko nga sa kanya, ‘nagbo-boxing ka ba?’ Ang bilis niyang matuto. Ang dali lang, di siya mahirap turuan,” claimed Petecio. The pug admitted that she was surprised when MMK asked her to have her life story told in the longest-running drama anthology in the country. Having De Leon, named as the next actress to play Pinay superhero Darna, to portray her was even bigger surprise for Petecio. “Opo sobra (ang gulat),” she said. “Noong sinabi po na si Jane De Leon sabi ko, ‘Hala yung bagong Darna talaga?’ Sobrang excited ako na ma-meet siya kasi never ko pa siya na-meet tapos idol pa.” "Siyempre ang ganda, crush. Yiiie si crush!” Petecio gushed. The #MMKPangarapAtKamao episode also stars Jana Agoncillo as young Nesthy, Bembol Roco as Titing, Michael Roy Jornales as boxing coach Roel Velasco and Mara Lopez as boxer Annie Albania under the direction of Elfren Vibar. MMK airs every Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on ABS-CBN Channel 2.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

SEA Games: Pinay spikers to give Thais a match to remember

In what could be the last Southeast Asian Gams stint of three of Thailand women’s volleyball’s most popular players, the Philippines vows to give the powerhouse team a match to remember. The Nationals remain in high spirits despite an early heartbreak and are looking forward to a better showing against the 11-time defending champions of the biennial meet on Thursday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. Game time is at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, iWant and via livestream. After suffering a five-set setback at the hands of Vietnam in their competition opener last Tuesday, the Filipinas are hard-pressed to win their next two games for a chance to vie for the gold medal. But it will be an uphill climb as they will need to get past Thailand and its vaunted seasoned trio of Pleumjit Thinkaow, Wilavan Apinyapong and Nootsara Tomkom. “Excited kami, kasi last ASEAN Grand Prix, nakakuha kami ng isang set sa kanila, so ibig sabihin, kaya, may pag-asa, going against them,” said PHI team captain Aby Marano. “Gagawin namin 'tong motivation against them.” The skipper adds that this will be a memorable game for the home team especially with the possibility of the three veteran Thai players seeing action in the SEA Games for the last time. “Susulitin namin siyempre kung last playing year na rin nila Pleumjit, Nootsara, and Wilavan, why not makipagbakbakan kami doon,” said Marano. “Para lang at least matapos man yung career nila, tumatak man lang sa isip nila na, itong mga players ng Pilipinas, nag-improve na 'to from the first time na nakita namin silang maglaro ng volleyball since 2015 sa SEA Games.” The Philippines needs to hurdle Thailand, which destroyed Indonesia in straight sets, and the Indonesians on Saturday to advance to the gold medal round. A loss will relegate the Nationals to the battle for bronze medal.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2019

Jaja Santiago, PH vice-consul visit Pinay spikers

TOKYO --- The Philippine national women’s volleyball team welcomed familiar visitors Monday night. Jaja Santiago, who will sit out the coming 30th Southeast Asian Games next month due to her club duties in the Japan Premier League, came to the Nationals’ hotel in Sagamihara here together with Foton teammate Maika Ortiz. “Di ko talaga palalagpasin yung chance na mabisita sila,” said Santiago, who brought treats and gave her teammates and friends warm hugs as they met at the hotel lobby, uplifting the spirits of the Nationals after a tiring three-hour bus ride from Hitachi, Ibaraki where they played Hitachi Rivale in a tune-up game. Santiago and Ortiz, who is still recovering from a knee injury, played for the national team in the past two editions of the biennial meet. Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. vice president and national team program head Peter Cayco and secretary-general Ariel Paredes hosted a dinner for the team and their visitors at a nearby restaurant where they were also met by vice-consul Thomas Aquino and his wife Ana. Aquino was informed by former Department of Foreign Affairs secretary and now House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano that the Nationals are in Japan for a 12-day training camp. “He asked us to check them also and make sure that they’re OK,” said Aquino. “For the embassy naman we’re here and we totally support them.” “I hope that everything works out here and we wish them the best for the SEA Games,” he added. The Nationals still have three remaining training days in the camp before flying back to Manila on Friday heading into the final stretch of their build up for the Manila SEA Games which will formally open on Nov. 30.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

2 golds for Pinay lifter in Asian tilt

Vanessa Sarno of the Philippines captured two gold medals and one silver medal, while fellow Filipinos Chariz Macawli and Rosegie Ramos took home a silver and two bronze medals in the 2019 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships late Thursday in Pyongyang, North Korea. Sarno copped her first gold medal in the 71-kilogram (kg) in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 26th, 2019

Pinay golfer tops stroke play in US meet

Asian Games double gold medalist Yuka Saso posted a bogey-free 5-under 67 Tuesday to claim the medal honors in the 71st US Girls Junior Championships on Tuesday at Sentryworld in Wisconsin. Along with her opening 65, Saso, 18, finished with a 12-under 132 total, just two strokes off the 36-hole record of 130 held by […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019

Hopefully may way -- Valdez on joining SEA Games national team

Former Ateneo de Manila Queen Eagle Alyssa Valdez hopes to get a compromise when Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. conducts its tryouts for the national women’s team that will see action in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Valdez, who was a part of the PHI Team that participated in the 2015 edition of the biennial meet in Singapore, will be away for four months to play in Thailand and will not be available if the appointed head coach conducts the tryouts within the first quarter of the year. Valdez will fly to Thailand on January 15 to join 3BB Nakornnont and play in the Thai League and Thai-Denmark Super League. LVPI is set to name the national team mentor this week. The sports association is looking to form a 16-woman pool that will train as early as possible for the August 19 to 31 meet. “Ako I think as an athlete as a Filipino athlete, ‘yun din naman ang ultimate goal mo (to be a part of the national team) aside from your dreams na makapaglaro internationally,” who also played for the Nationals that participated in the Asian U-23 Women’s Volleyball Championship held in Pasig two years ago. LVPI acting president Peter Cayco earlier said that this SEA Games team will be a mix of six veterans, six young bloods and four reserves as the country guns for a medal after its last podium finish back in the 2005 Manila edition when the Pinay volleybelles snatched a bronze medal.     He also added that LVPI wants to pick players that are willing to give their full commitment to the squad. With Valdez set to play in Thailand, the three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player is looking for a way to get a nod for another tour of duty. “But if 'yung mga circumstances hindi ko rin kayang (bigyan ng time) kasi siyempre may responsibilities ka din. Kasi di ba magi-start na sila ng training? And I’m away din so ayun hopefully magawan din ng paraan,” said the two-time UAAP champion. “I think in both parties naman like Thailand wouldn’t hinder me naman (to play for the national team) for sure kung sa country naman maiintindihan nila ‘yun. Hopefully may way din (na makasali ako sa national team).” The 23-year-old hitter showcased her skills and talents during the country’s first participation in the SEA Games since 2005 and was chosen as the country’s flag-bearer marching aplomb ahead of the 600-strong Team Philippines.   Valdez wants to get another crack of representing the country. “Ultimate dream mo is to represent the country,” she said. “I would really love to do that if given a chance.”       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Knott, Cray deliver season-best clockings

Southeast Asian Games double-gold medalist Kristina Knott continued to progress in her quest to meet the Tokyo Olympics cut in both the 100 and 200 meters after a strong effort in the LSU Alumni Gold meet in Baton Rogue, Louisiana yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2021

Pinoy weightlifters tip off Asian meet, Hidilyn competes Sunday

Hidilyn, who is set to formalize her entry to the Tokyo Olympics with this tournament, will see action Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m., Manila) as she seeks to rule the Women's 55kg Final......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

SEAG athletes still have ample time to train

The training of Team Philippines to the 31st Southeast Asian Games may have hit a snag, but Chef De Mission Ramon Fernandez thinks there is still ample time for Filipino athletes to prepare and be ready for the biennial meet in Vietnam later this year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Diaz seeks Tokyo clincher in Asian meet

Rio Olympics weightlifting silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Saturday for Tashkent, Uzbekistan in chase of a goal to seal a spot in the Tokyo Games in July......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Pinay sa Hawaii kinatawan ng Pilipinas sa Mrs. World pageant

Naunsyami man ang pagdaraos ng Mrs. World pageant noong nagdaang taon dahil sa pandemyang bunga ng COVID-19, sinabi naman ng kinatawan ng Pilipinas na handa na siyang sungkitin ang korona sa patimpalak na itatanghal sa Sri Lanka bago matapos ang taon. “I am very excited to meet my pageant sisters from all over the world […] The post Pinay sa Hawaii kinatawan ng Pilipinas sa Mrs. World pageant appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

OCA, POC ramp up athletes’ vaccination

National athletes will finally realize their dream of being inoculated before seeing action in the 31st Southeast Asian Games this November. Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) treasurer Cynthia Carrion confirmed yesterday that the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has wired a $40,000 subsidy for the inoculation of athletes getting ready for the biennial meet in by […] The post OCA, POC ramp up athletes’ vaccination appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Blueprint for SEAG campaign being readied

Hanoi Southeast Asian Games chef de mission Ramon Fernandez and Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham Tolentino will meet on Friday to prepare the blueprint for the country’s campaign in the biennial meet in November......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2021

Philippines begins SEAG battle plan

Philippine chef de mission to the 31st Hanoi Southeast Asian Games Ramon Fernandez and Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham Tolentino will meet on Friday to chart the course of the country’s campaign in the biennial meet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2021

Maxine kabogera sa DOTA

Tunay na umaapaw ang talento ni Pinay fencer Maxine Esteban dahil ngayon ay masasabing online game streamer na rin ang 2019 Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist. The post Maxine kabogera sa DOTA first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsDec 21st, 2020

Pinay lifter dinale ang 3 gold medal

Winalis ng national pool member na si Vanessa Sarno ang tatlong medal sa women’s 71-kilogram sa penultimate day Martes ng International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Online Youth World Cup 2020 para itulak ang Pilipinas sa pangkalahatang ikalimang puwesto sa patorneo ng Peru. Bumuhat ang 17-anyos na pambato ng Philippine Weightlifting Association, Inc. (PWAI) mula sa Tagbilaran, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020