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US pole vaulter exits Tokyo Olympics after testing Covid positive

  TOKYO (Anadolu/PNA)– The team leader of the athletics delegation in the Tokyo Olympics here is adding a lot of extra precautions for Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena on Thursday after two of his rivals, including world No. 2 Sam Kendricks of the United States, tested positive for Covid-19. Terry Capistrano, the Philippine Athletics Track and … Continue reading

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Hidilyn to receive presidential medal of merit, PHP3-M from President Duterte

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  MANILA – Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz will receive a cash incentive worth PHP3 million from President Rodrigo Duterte for giving the Philippines its first-ever Olympic gold medal in Tokyo. Duterte made the announcement, after Diaz paid a “virtual” courtesy call on him on Wednesday night, few hours after she arrived onboard … Continue reading

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Petecio assured of Olympic medal, Rule bows out

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   Boxer Nesthy Petecio (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio is now assured of at least an Olympic bronze medal after beating Yeni Arias of Colombia in the women’s featherweight quarterfinals at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on Wednesday. Despite an aggressive stance from Arias, Petecio landed the more … Continue reading