Simone Biles withdraws from another Olympic final: USA Gymnastics

Gymnastics great Simone Biles has withdrawn from the Olympic floor final, leaving the American with just one more chance of competition at the Tokyo Games, USA Gymnastics said Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardAug 1st, 2021

Biles launches history bid as surfing, skateboarding make Olympic bow

US gymnastics star Simone Biles launches her bid for Olympic immortality at the Tokyo Games on Sunday as surfing and skateboarding make their debuts as part of a drive to attract young audiences......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Simone Biles and the United States Gymnastics Team Leave the Olympic Village

Simone Biles is forced to leave the Olympic Village. The positivity of his teammate Kara Ecker raised the alarm within the team. The Federation and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Yulo eyes redemption in Olympic gymnastics vault final

Gymnast Carlos Yulo is set to perform his last act in the Tokyo Games tonight at the Ariake Center – one shot at glory that he’s determined to deliver......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Biles will not feel “comfortable” when she allows her daughter to be part of Team USA.

Gymnastics He stressed that “there are still many questions that have to be answered” after the sexual assault scandal Simon Biles EFE sFour-time Olympic champion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

Yulo gets additional P800K Olympic bid funding

Filipino gymnast Caloy Yulo preparation for the Tokyo Olympics got an additional boost after the MVP Sports Foundation (MVPSF) extended a much-needed financial help on Wednesday. MVPSF president Al Panlilio announced that they have granted an extra P800,000 funding for Yulo to cover his training expenses in Japan as he prepares for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled July 23 to August 8 next year. "The MVPSF wants to make sure that our athletes still get the best training possible, even as we face the current COVID-19 pandemic," Panlilio said. The financial donation was coursed through the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines. "Aside from the financial relief from the additional finding, we're hopeful that this also puts Caloy's mind at ease, because we want to show him that we're behind him all the way," said Panlilio. "His sole focus should be on his quest to win an Olympic medal, and we'll do our best to take care of the rest." The 20-year old gymnast is one of four Filipinos who have qualified for the Games, which was delayed for a year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, along with pole vaulter EJ Obiena and boxers Eumir Felix Marcial and Irish Magno. Yulo earned his ticket to the Games after advancing to the final round of the men's all-around in the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. He also won the gold in the men's floor exercise in the same tournament. The Manila pride also won two gold medals and five silvers in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games hosted by the Philippines. With the financial help, Yulo got all-important shot in the arm as he vies for the elusive Olympics gold.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

First and third didn’t work

The battle plan was for Carlo Paalam to execute the “first and third” attack against England’s Galal Yafai in the Olympic men’s flyweight final in Tokyo last Saturday but somehow, it didn’t work.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

Olympic silver medal symbolizes my life, says Carlo Paalam

TOKYO (AFP) – Carlo Paalam lost his Olympic boxing final on Saturday but said he still treasured his silver medal – because the recycled metal reminded him how far he has come since his days as a scavenger. The 23-year-old, who was vying to become the first Olympic boxing champion from the Philippines, was edged […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Tokyo 2020: France vs United States: Video summary and final results of the Olympic Games basketball gold medal match

Final result: France 82-87 United States The United States became basketball champions at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, defeating France 87 to 82 in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Yuka, Bianca go for strong finish

Yuka Saso collected five birdies after a bogey start in a second straight under-par card to move up to joint 20th even as Nelly Korda stayed in control with a three-shot lead going to the final round of the Olympic women’s golf at the Kasumigaseki Country Club east course yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Marcial, Paalam fight for shot at Olympic gold

Two more wins then it’s Olympic gold for middleweight Eumir Marcial and flyweight Carlo Paalam with their stint in the final depending on the outcome of their semifinal bouts at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Aussies ready to take down US in Olympic semifinals

Saitama---NBA stalwart Patty Mills says Australia have bottled up all their previous Olympic failures and plan to let them loose against the United States in their crunch basketball semi-final on Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Obiena leaps short of Olympic podium in men s pole vault

Obiena's final competition in Tokyo came with a little bit of drama as the Filipino had to make his case for a retry in his third and final attempt at 5.80m......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Great Yulo effort falls just short of medal in vault

TOKYO—If not for one missed step, Carlos Yulo would have gone home with a medal. “It’s disappointing because I had the chance to medal if I didn’t miss that line,” said Yulo, minutes after finishing on the outside fringes of the podium on Monday in the vault final of the gymnastics event in the Tokyo […] The post Great Yulo effort falls just short of medal in vault appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Transgender weightlifter Hubbard out of Olympic final

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 the first female transgender Olympian but fell out of medal contention early, making a heart gesture to the […] The post Transgender weightlifter Hubbard out of Olympic final appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Back to zero for EJ

EJ Obiena vowed to make up for his disappointing finish in qualifying for the Olympic pole vault final at the Japan National Stadium tomorrow......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

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

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 will be running in heat 7, which serves as the final heat at 10:18 a.m. (Manila Time) tomorrow. […] The post Fil-Am trackster Knott eyes to break PH’s 200m sprint record appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Petecio goes nuclear in final 2 rounds, assures PH of silver

TOKYO – Nesthy Petecio buried a stagnant first-round performance with an electrifying final two against Italian Irma Testa to advance to the finals and assure the Philippines a silver medal in the featherweight boxing division of the Summer Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena here Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Obiena overcomes pressure, scare en route to Olympic pole vault final

Two failed attempts at 5.75m didn’t dampen EJ Obiena’s spirit and enthusiasm......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Still alive: Obiena qualifies for Olympic pole vault final

Because he needed all three attempts to clear 5.75m, Obiena placed 10th among all finalists......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Didal enters Women s Street Final in Olympic skateboarding debut

With an impressive run that saw her finish with a score of 12.02, Didal hung on to the seventh spot out of 20 skaters to book her place in the medal round at 11:25am, Manila time later today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021