TOKYO - EJ Obiena gets a shot at an important piece of Philippine sports history when he competes in the preliminaries of the men's pole vault competition at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Saturday.Obiena has risen to No. 6 in ...
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LUKE Gebbie won Heat 5 of the men's 50m freestyle but his effort was not enough to progress in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics swimming competitions.Gebbie topped the fifth heat of 10 with a time of 22.84 seconds but ...
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JUVIC Pagunsan struggled in the second round, going 2-over par for the day on Friday in the second round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics men's golf at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.The 43-year-old Pagunsan had a 73 in ...
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FIRST, it was golfer Yuka Saso. Soon, it was weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz. Who's next? Why not boxer Nesthy Petecio, already with a bronze and still alive for a gold in the Olympics?The women have taken over! In a span of ...
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CHICAGO -- In a perfect world, the scenario plays out in a way where our Philippine team sweeps the boxing event and strikes gold in all of the four weight classes we have entered.Unfortunately, the agony of defeat is an inherent part ...
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TOKYO - In the days leading up to the 55-kilogram final of the Tokyo Olympics, Team HD carefully managed everything about Hidilyn Diaz from what music she listened to to what she saw on social media to what she watched on television ...
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THE Philippines' Juvic Pagunsan fired a sizzling five-under par 66 to finish in joint fifth after the first round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics men's golf tournament at the Kasumigaseki Country Club on Thursday.Pagunsan, the oldest athlete in ...
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TOKYO - Philippine pole vaulter EJ Obiena and his team have taken extra precautions after American world champion Sam Kendricks was ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.Kendricks' dad posted on social media that his son had ...
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TOKYO - Flyweight Irish Magno's campaign in the Tokyo Olympics ended at the round-of-16 stage on Thursday after after getting outclassed by longtime Thailand rival Jutamas Jitpong at the Kokugikan Arena. Magno, 30, beat Jitpong the last time they ...
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TOKYO - Celebrated middleweight Eumir Marcial made short work of Younes Nemouchi in his Tokyo Olympics debut on Thursday, advancing to the quarterfinals when the referee stopped the fight in the first round due to a bloody cut above the Algerian's ...
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TOKYO - After a long and tumultuous buildup that took him from Manila to Vegas to Zamboanga to Dubai, Eumir Marcial is right where he wants to be, eager and ready to fulfill a lifelong dream.On Thursday at around noon, the controversial ...
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TOKYO - Filipino Juvic Pagunsan begins his bid for a gold medal in the golf competition of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, an underdorg in a star-studded field that includes three of the Top 10 players in the world.Pagunsan, for so ...
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TOKYO - From one room in the Athletes Village, Nesthy Petecio and fellow Zamboangueno boxer Eumir Marcial cheered wildly as Hidilyn Diaz made history as the first-ever Olympic gold medalist from the Philippines.Two days later, Petecio punched her way to a ...
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TOKYO - How does Hidilyn Diaz plan to spend the mandatory seven days of quarantine once he arrives from the Tokyo Olympics?How else but train.Team HD members bared the newly minted Olympic gold medalist isn't looking forward to too ...
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KNOW her name.Nesthy Petecio, one of Pinoy boxing's most tenacious, resilient pugilists, once again put the Philippines on the Olympic map with a decisive win against opponent Arias Castaneda of Colombia.The 5-0 victory assures her of at least ...
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ALL-OUT effort... and perhaps, a little psychological warfare.This was one tactic revealed by weightlifting federation head Monico Puentevella to The New York Times' Hannah Beech, who wrote a feature on Hidilyn Diaz in the wake of her historic win.Of ...
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TOKYO - Just moments after Nesthy Petecio cut down world No. 1 Lin Yu-ting in their round-of-16 match on Monday, her coach Don Abnett was asked how confident he is about the Filipino's chances in the succeeding rounds." ...
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TOKYO - Believe it or not, Carlo Paalam almost bid the Tokyo Olympics goodbye because of a bad case of miscommunication.The 23-year old Olympic debutant breezed through the first round of his round-of-32 match against Ireland's Brendan ...
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TOKYO - Hidilyn Diaz and the Philippines' first-ever Olympic gold medal are coming home.Just two days after ruling the women's -55-kilogram finals in weightlifting at the Tokyo International Forum in record fashion, Diaz and her team are scheduled ...
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TOKYO - As Hidilyn Diaz stood in the winners' podium clutching the historic gold medal in her hand on Monday night, one other medal around the Olympic champion's neck got the attention of netizens.Did you notice it, too? Well, ...
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TOKYO - A hectic news day for the Philippine media only got more frantic, and complicated, for jaded editors after Hidilyn Diaz delivered the Philippines' first-ever Olympic gold medal on Monday night.Most of the country's top newspapers had ...
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