BANTAY, Ilocos Sur - For many aspiring athletes, basketball is a way out of poverty.Cagayan Valley's Algin Gomez, gold medalist in the 2018 Palarong Pambansa, is taking the road less traveled.Standing at 5-foot-9, Gomez admits to be a ...
Apr 16, 2018
MARESTELLA Torres-Sunang bagged a bronze medal to avert a shutout for Team Philippines on Tuesday in the Asian Beach Games in Danang, Vietnam.Torres-Sunang finished third in the women's long jump of the beach athletics event after jumping 6. ...
Sep 27, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Marestella Torres-Sunang hopes someone will be able to follow her footsteps as the Philippines' undisputed queen of the long jump in the near future.Torres-Sunang has competed in her third and final Olympics here and is set ...
Aug 19, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO-Marestella Torres-Sunang insisted this year's Olympics was her last, but she's far from done as far as her career is concerned.Sunang bared she plans to compete in the Southeast Asian Games and the Asian ...
Aug 18, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Marestella Torres-Sunang said she hurt her left hip during warm-ups and she ended up jumping a little too cautious in the competition proper of the women's long jump in the Olympics on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time)." ...
Aug 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Marestella Torres-Sunang is saving her best for last.On the eve of her final Olympic stint, the 35-year-old Filipina long jumper is looking to finally break through in her third and final appearance in the Summer ...
Aug 16, 2016
COLLEGE of St. Benilde's Julian Reem Fuentes set a new men's long jump record on Thursday in winning gold in the 91st NCAA track and field competition at the Philsports track and field oval in Pasig City.Fuentes ...
Feb 25, 2016
SINGAPORE - Marestella Torres won't be trying to win it all on the first jump.After a disaster in last year's Incheon Asian Games where she fouled all her attempts as she tried to force things, Torres now knows the importance ...
Jun 8, 2015
INCHEON, South Korea - Under pressure to deliver, Marestella Torres fell short in the long jump as the decorated athlete touted to be a gold medal in these Asian Games wound up failing to reach the final.Looking to post a high number ...
Sep 30, 2014
MARESTELLA Torres returned to competitive action in grand fashion, winning the gold medal in the recent Hong Kong Inter-City Athletics Championship.Torres leaped 6.26 meters, far from her personal best of 6.71, but still impressive in her first competition ...
Jul 1, 2014
MARESTELLA Torres is taking the road less travelled in her journey to the Rio Olympics.Every week inside the posh residential village of Ayala Alabang, the 33-year-old long jump national record holder can be seen pushing a Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback ...
May 23, 2014
FOR making the Olympic standard with meager resources and training, former Asian champion Marestella Torrres can be considered the top long jumper in the world, according to her new American coach.Now James Lafferty, who handled the Nigerian marathon team in the ...
Apr 2, 2014
NAY PYI TAW - Before Henry Dagmil left for the 27th Southeast Asian Games, he marked his 32nd birthday with his family.A bigger jubilation now awaits Dagmil after he led a three-gold surge by Team Philippines on Sunday that raised its ...
Dec 15, 2013
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