SAN Fernando, Pampanga - Kiyomi Watanabe brought the Philippines its second gold medal the Southeast Asian Games 2019 Judo event on Thursday after ousting Myanmar's Chu Myat Noe Wai with an ippon in the -63kg category.The 23-year-old lady judoka ...
Dec 5, 2019
CALOY Yulo has been named the torch bearer while six athletes led by Hidilyn Diaz will carry the Philippine flag in the opening ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian Games on November 30 at the Philippine Arena.Yulo, who won a gold ...
Nov 8, 2019
JAKARTA - Kiyomi Watanabe will shoot for the gold on Thursday afternoon after reaching the final of women's -73 kg in judo.The Fil-Japanese judoka beat Orapin Senatham of Thailand in the quarterfinals and Gankhaich Bold of Mongolia in the semifinals ...
Aug 30, 2018
ASIAN Games-bound Kiyomi Watanabe placed seventh in the Grand Prix Zagreb 2018 in Croatia.Watanabe beat Edwige Gwend of Italy, and Nadjya Bazynski of Germany to reach the quarterfinals before falling to eventual gold medalist Nami Nabekura of Japan.Watanabe lost ...
Jul 31, 2018
PHILIPPINE judo got a shot in the arm as Phoenix Petroleum has agreed to become a 'godfather' of the sport.Philippine Judo Federation president Dave Carter said Phoenix president and chief executive officer Dennis Uy has agreed to become the chairman of ...
Mar 11, 2018
KIYOMI Watanabe bagged a bronze medal in the Dusseldorf Grand Slam 2018 in Germany.Watanabe, gold medalist in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, beat Ketleyn Quadros of Brazil in the -63kg repechage to secure the bronze medal in the World Judo Tour ...
Feb 25, 2018
PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez has a bright outlook for Philippine sports in the coming years - one that will see the country winning the overall championship in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and boldly, a gold medal in the ...
Dec 24, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR - Kiyomi Watanabe bagged her third straight judo gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games, ruling the women's -63kg division on Saturday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Hall 1.The Fil-Japanese judoka, who turned 21 on Friday, ...
Aug 26, 2017
FIL-Japanese judoka Kiyomi Watanabe made history for the Philippines by claiming a bronze medal in the International Judo Federation World Judo Tour Paris Grand Slam on Sunday.Watanabe beat Lucy Renshall of Great Britain in the Under-63 kilogram division to ...
Feb 13, 2017
SINGAPORE - Kiyomi Watanabe beat Thailand's Orapin Senatham via ippon to win the gold for the Philippines in the judo competitions of the 28th Southeast Asian Games on Sunday.The 18-year-old Watanabe, the reigning Asian junior champion, also beat opponents ...
Jun 7, 2015
THE Philippine Judo Federation (PJF) considers Kiyomi Watanabe as a 'sure gold' in the coming Southeast Asian Games in Singapore while also setting its sights on the Fil-Japanese making it to the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.PJF president Dave Carter ...
Dec 27, 2014
KIYOMI Watanabe handed the Philippines its first-ever gold medal in the Asian Junior Judo Championships held last December 13-14 in Hong Kong.The 18-year-old Watanabe beat Aigerim Abilkadirova of Kazakhstan in the finals of the women's -63kg ...
Dec 25, 2014
INCHEON, South Korea -- Kiyomi Watanabe provided the lone bright spot for the Philippines on the second day of competitions of the 17th Asian Games.But the euphoria proved short-lived.The Fil-Japanese judoka defeated Gulnar Hayytbayeva of Turkmenistan in the round- ...
Sep 21, 2014
NAY PYI TAW - A world champion who would not be struck by lightning twice and a pair of judokas provided the lift Team Philippines needed Friday in its last-ditch bid to overtake an immovable rival in the 27th Southeast Asian Games ...
Dec 20, 2013
THE Philippine judo team captured two gold medals on Friday in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar.Fil-Japanese Kiyomi Watanabe ruled the women's -63 kg division after beating Thi Hoa Bui of Vietnam, while Gilbert Ramirez won over Iksan ...
Dec 20, 2013
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