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The first Tokyo Olympics

In July, Tokyo is scheduled to host its second Olympics under circumstances extremely different from when Japan’s premier city staged the Summer Games nearly 60 years ago......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarMay 17th, 2021

Three more to hit 20

Archery, windsurfing and karate are in the wait list of sports that may provide at least one qualifier each to bring the Philippine delegation to 20 athletes in the Tokyo Olympics but at the moment, the cast of 17, including seven virtual shoo-ins awaiting confirmation, is in the record books as the largest contingent in nearly 20 years......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Ando qualifies to Tokyo

Without much fanfare, Elreen Ando trained for a year in Cebu during the pandemic with the hope of making it to the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Obiena wins gold, breaks Philippine record

EJ Obiena is fast turning into a legitimate Tokyo Olympics medal contender after coming through with a record-breaking performance and capturing the gold in the “Jump and Fly” competition in Mossingen, Germany yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Obiena nabs gold in Germany tilt, sets Philippine outdoor record anew

He shattered a previous record he also set in 2019 when he cleared 5.81m in Chiara, Italy when he became the first Filipino to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Fil-American cyclist to represent US in Olympics

Filipino-American rider Coryn Rivera is representing the United States women’s road team in the Tokyo Olympic Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

EJ Obiena sets new record, strikes gold in Germany

Pole vaulter EJ Obiena broke the Philippine outdoor record after tallying 5.85 meters at the Jump and Play tournament in Mossingen, Germany early Saturday. Obiena struck gold in the meet after breaking his previous-best 5.81 meters in Chiarri, Italy where he qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. He has improved from his season-best 5.80 meter finish […] The post EJ Obiena sets new record, strikes gold in Germany appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Watanabe awaits Tokyo Games OK

Fil-Japanese judoka Kiyomi Watanabe is awaiting final confirmation from the IOC to book her ticket to the Tokyo Olympics as an Asian continental quota qualifier in the 63-kg half-middleweight division despite a second round loss to Brazil’s Alexia Castilhos at the recent World Championships in Budapest......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Didal’s Tokyo entry confirmed

Skateboarder Margie Didal has officially clinched a spot to the Tokyo Olympics in July......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Athletes based abroad to get vaccines in host countries

The country’s Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes training abroad will get their anti-COVID-19 vaccines in their host countries, according to Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Knott nearing Tokyo qualification

Kristina Knott placed sixth overall in the women’s 200-meter sprint and moved to closer to a qualifying seat to the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Virtually qualified, Kiyomi Watanabe misses out on outright Tokyo Olympic judo berth

The Philippines failed to earn an extra slot in judo in the Tokyo Olympics in July following an early exit by Kiyomi Watanabe in the women’s -63kg class of the recently concluded World Championships in Budapest, Hungary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Kiyomi Watanabe misses out on Tokyo Olympic judo berth

The Philippines failed to earn an extra slot in judo in the Tokyo Olympics in July following an early exit by Kiyomi Watanabe in the women’s -63kg class of the recently concluded World Championships in Budapest, Hungary......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

World Skate confirms Didal s Olympic qualification

The Philippine contingent for the delayed Tokyo Olympics has reached double figures after World Skate confirmed Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal's qualification to the Games on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Yulo makes podium finish

Carlos Yulo is ready to enter the final stretch of his buildup for the Tokyo Olympics following a bronze-medal finish in the 75th All Japan Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus Championships in Takasaki, Japan. The Filipino gymnast showcased his readiness as he registered 14.966 points in the men’s parallel bars event of the prestigious competition that serves […] The post Yulo makes podium finish appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Foreign reporters to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Overseas journalists covering the Tokyo Olympics will have their movements tracked by GPS, the Games president said Tuesday, and could have their passes revoked if they break the rules. Organizers of the pandemic-postponed 2020 Games, which open in just over six weeks, are trying to reassure a skeptical public that the […] The post Foreign reporters to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Hidilyn Diaz inatake rin ng matinding takot, anxiety dahil sa pandemya: Pero mandirigma tayo!

TODO na ang paghahandang ginagawa ngayon ng beteranang weightlifter na si Hidilyn Diaz para sa Summer Olympics na gaganapin sa Tokyo, Japan.  Super excited at mataas pa rin ang fighting spirit ni Hidilyn habang nagkukuwento tungkol sa kanyang preparasyon para sa nalalapit na kompetisyon. “Kagagaling lang namin sa Asian Championship pero tuloy ang laban dahil mandirigma […] The post Hidilyn Diaz inatake rin ng matinding takot, anxiety dahil sa pandemya: Pero mandirigma tayo! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

New poll finds half of Japanese back Olympics this summer

TOKYO (AFP) – Half of Japan’s public favours holding the Tokyo Olympics this summer, a new survey showed Monday, suggesting support for the contentious Games is rising seven weeks before the opening ceremony. The latest poll by the Yomiuri Shimbun daily showed 50 percent of respondents want the Games to be held this summer, with […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Obiena places 2nd behind world record holder/rival Duplantis

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA EJ Obiena showed why he’s one of the fancied bets in the Tokyo Games by finishing runner-up to world record holder Armand Duplantis in the prestigious FBK Games in Hengelo, Netherlands late Sunday. Obiena, who is in the crucial stretch of his Tokyo Olympics preparations, cleared the bar at 5.80 meters while […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Didal earns ticket to Tokyo Olympics

Margie Didal has virtually sealed a Tokyo Olympics berth after an inspiring performance in the Street Skateboarding World Championships 2021 in Rome Friday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2021

Obiena tests world champion

EJ Obiena will get to size up his Tokyo Olympics rivals headed by world champion and record-holder Armand Duplantis of Sweden and 2016 Rio Games gold medalist Thiago Braz of Brazil in the FBK Games in Hengelo, the Netherlands today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2021