TWO weeks after Arwind Santos scored a perfect run, more athletes appeared in the Eat Bulaga segment "Bawal Judgemental."This time, though, SEA Games medalists were on the other side of the fence, awaiting judgment from contestant Empoy and his tsimosang kapitbahay ...
Jul 17, 2020
THE entry of esports into the 30th Southeast Games in 2019 was a watershed moment for the sport.It wasn't just about the medals. (Though the Philippines performed admirably on that front, with three gold medals, as well as one silver ...
Jun 24, 2020
JUST last year, the Philippine men's national team proved that volleyball is more than just a woman's game after making a historic run at the 30th Southeast Asian Games that earned them a silver medal.Among the squad's ...
Jun 22, 2020
IF she weren't restricted by an injury coming into the competition, Alyssa Valdez claimed she could have done more for the Philippine National team in the 30th Southeast Asian Games last year.The three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player played ...
Jun 17, 2020
IN the eyes of his daughter Jamie, basketball legend Avelino 'Samboy' Lim is simply daddy."'Nung bata ako tapos lumalabas kami ni daddy, lagi may nagpapa-picture sa kanya," the SEA Games gold medal winner recalled to SPIN Life. "As a kid, ...
Jun 8, 2020
BEING a rower isn't for everyone.To be part of the Philippine Rowing Association, for example, you need to stand at least 5'11 for males, and 5'6 if you're a female. Practices are held three times a day. ...
May 27, 2020
STRANDED in Baguio for two months and counting, Filipina world class boxer Nesthy Petecio has no other choice but to continue training for a hoped-for a redemption match, as she still tries her luck for an Olympics slot.The 28-year- ...
May 18, 2020
HUSTLE makes history.Filipina taekwondo jin Jocel Lyn Ninobla, her father June, and the Philippine Taekwondo Association made it happen in this "new normal" era of sports.The Philippines brought home the first-ever Online Poomsae Championships organized by World Taekwondo (WT), ...
May 15, 2020
FILIPINA karateka Junna Tsukii is taking her karate tutorials and training classes online.Over the quarantine period, Junna occasionally misses having sessions with the young kids she teaches in Japan, and utilizing social media, she decided to conduct online classes for free ...
May 9, 2020
THOUGH Philippine sports is on an extended hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there's still a long list of champions who've spent their time off the sporting battlefield to face an even bigger fight.One of them ...
May 8, 2020
In Spin.ph's 'Before Lockdown' series, we take a look at the "last two minutes" before sports was completely shut down around the globe. Athletes from the few games that were played this year look back on the ...
May 5, 2020
IF there's one skill a student-athlete picks up over the years, it's having an A+ time-management skills.So perhaps in this period of quarantine, their natural skills were put to good use with the amount of free time ...
Apr 27, 2020
A CLOSE contact sport became an opportunity to get even closer.With a million ways to find love, Southeast Asian Games silver medalist Arven Alcantara and fitness enthusiast Kristina Lopez have built a new home together, with taekwondo as its heart.And ...
Apr 23, 2020
IN JOSEPH "Epos" Falcone's assessment, the downhill skateboarding event of the Southeast Asian Games was a David versus Goliath match-up. The Goliath, of course, was the Philippine national team."Overqualified po tayo," he said of Philippine longboarders. According to Falcone, ...
Mar 3, 2020
ONE OF the quirks of last year's Southeast Asian Games was the distance between the venues. To cherry-pick some examples: You had track and field in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac. Surfing in San Juan, La Union. Dance sports ...
Feb 5, 2020
On December 11 last year, the Athletics Stadium at New Clark City was packed, with a crowd said to number around 15,000. From one of the northern access gates, thousands of athletes streamed in - runners, swimmers, skateboarders, footballers, shooters, archers, karatekas, ...
Jan 23, 2020
SEA Games gold medalist Roger Casogay joined the PBA crowd last Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum to watch Game 3 of the ongoing PBA Governors' Cup Finals. He was accompanied by his Dutch fiance, Lisa Verweij. Casogay, who also won ...
Jan 17, 2020
With the 2020 Olympic Games just over the horizon, the Philippines will be looking to continue the success, and more importantly, the progress, that they achieved in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.During this year's games, many familiar faces found themselves ...
Jan 2, 2020
INDIVIDUALS win awards, but teams win championships. It's a truth proven time and again, and this decade was no exception.We've seen our fair share of good teams, but only a few can call themselves great.Lucky for ...
Dec 28, 2019
This year marks the very first time that esports was included as part of the medal events in the Southeast Asian Games. This has put some well-deserved spotlight on the Philippines' talented esports athletes.Before 2019 ends, SPIN.ph lists ...
Dec 26, 2019
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