RIO DE JANEIRO - Kirstie Elaine Alora was left in in tears after she exited the Olympic taekwondo competitions, ending the Philippine campaign in Rio.But Alora says that the losses will serve as a lesson for her and fuel her to do ...
Aug 21, 2016
RIO DE JANIERO - Kirstie Elaine Alora lost to Wiam Dislam of Morocco, 7-5, on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) in the repechage to miss out on a chance at a bronze medal in the Olympic taekwondo competitions.Given a chance at bronze ...
Aug 21, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Kirstie Elaine Alora got a needed boost in her campaign in the taekwondo competitions of the XXXI Olympiad when her family arrived on Thursday (Friday Manila time).Chief of mission Joey Romasanta said Alora's parents, Lito and Marilou, ...
Aug 19, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - With the taekwondo competition in the Rio Olympics more than a week away, Kirstie Elaine Alora relaxes and keeps her mind off the pressure through an activity a few of the Filipino athletes do in their free time at ...
Aug 9, 2016
THE Philippines has started its campaign in the Rio De Janeiro Olympics where the 13 athletes aim to end the country's 20-year medal drought in the biggest sports spectacle of the world.SPIN.ph takes a closer look at ...
Aug 7, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Philippine flag-bearer Ian Lariba will get some help from Kirstie Alora during the traditional parade of nations during the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday night (Saturday morning, Manila time).Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) first vice president ...
Aug 5, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO-Collecting pins in multisports events like the Olympics have been a tradition in itself among all the world's athletes, and Filipino Olympians Kirstie Elaine Alora and Hidilyn Diaz proudly bared their collection with the latest addition, the ...
Aug 3, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Kirstie Elaine Alora will have no less than the finest taekwondo athlete the country has ever produced manning her side in the XXXI Olympiad here.Roberto 'Kitoy' Cruz brings with him a vast experience culled from waging war in ...
Aug 2, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Kirstie Elaine Alora is down with a slight fever but is not alarmed since her Olympic debut is still on August 20, the final day of the taekwondo competition in the Olympics.Dr. Ferdinand Brawner, the lead doctor of ...
Aug 1, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Filipino athletes remained wary of the Zika virus threat, but said competing in the Olympic Games is an opportunity that was simply too good to pass up.Several athletes from other countries, including Filipino golfer Angelo Que, have decided ...
Jul 26, 2016
KIRSTIE Elaine Alora faces a tough early task, drawn to fight the world No. 1 in the opening round, but the Filipina is still confident of her medal chances in the Rio Olympics.Alora takes on Mexico's Maria Espinoza, Olympic champion ...
Jul 25, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The main bulk of the Philippine team for the 2016 Rio Olympics has arrived here on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).Flagbearer and table tennis star Ian Lariba led the delegation that touched down this Brazil city following a long ...
Jul 25, 2016
NESTOR Colonia became the latest Filipino athlete to qualify for the Rio De Janeiro Olympics.In a letter to the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), the International Weightlifting Federation conferred Colonia with a berth in the men's 56kg weightlifting competition of the ...
Jun 21, 2016
JAPOY Lizardo is enjoying the transition from star athlete to coach as the one of the youngest members of the Philippine taekwondo team's coaching staff tasked to hone the future stars of the sport.Lizardo enters the coaching ranks at ...
May 13, 2016
FILIPINO jins struggled on Tuesday, a day after claiming a silver and a bronze medal in the 22nd Asian Taekwondo Championship at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay City.The local jins failed to bag medals, with Levita Ronna Ilao, Arven Alcantara, ...
Apr 19, 2016
KIRSTIE Elaine Alora claimed a berth in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a semifinal victory over top-seed Akram Khodabandeh of Iran on Saturday in the Asia Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the Marriott Grand Ballroom.Alora trounced a much-taller Khodabandeh, ...
Apr 16, 2016
ONE of the country's top medal hopes in taekwondo in the coming Asian Games will not be around after suffering an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear on her right knee.Lanky and lovely Jade Zafra suffered the freak accident during training ...
Sep 12, 2014
KIRSTIE Elaine Alora and Kristopher Robert Uy posted come-from-behind victories to capture gold medals in the final day of the taekwondo competitions of the Southeast Asian Games on Saturday in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.Alora defeated Davin Sorin of Cambodia, ...
Dec 21, 2013
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