Weightlifter Ando places 7th; 11 out of 19 Filipino Olympians still in the hunt for medals
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Weightlifter Ando places 7th; 11 out of 19 Filipino Olympians still in the hunt for medals

TOKYO— Elreen Ando placed 7th in a field of 10 in the women’s 64kg weightlifting competition of the Summer Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum here on Tuesday. For a first-time Olympian, that will do. After all, Diaz took three Olympics (Beijing, London, Rio) winning a medal. But Ando won’t take three to medal in the … Continue reading

HIDILYN goes home
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HIDILYN goes home

HIDILYN goes home TOKYO—It won’t be long before the entire Philippines welcomes its first Olympic gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz. Diaz, who won the women’s -55 kgs gold medal of weightlifting in Olympic record fashion at the Tokyo International Forum on Monday night, will be flying back home on Wednesday on board a Philippine Airlines flight. … Continue reading

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Margielyn Didal finishes 7th in women’s skateboarding

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  Margielyn Didal (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Margielyn Didal fought through an apparent injury and took the seventh spot at the end of the Tokyo Olympics women’s street skateboarding event on Monday at the Ariake Skating Park. Didal hurt herself after failing to land her first trick, which somehow slowed her … Continue reading

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Hidilyn Diaz wins PH’s first-ever Olympic gold

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   HIDILYN AT MALACAÑANG. President Rodrigo Duterte congratulates weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz during the awarding of the Order of Lapu-Lapu Rank of Kamagi to the 2019 Southeast Asian Games medalists at Malacañan Palace on Dec. 18, 2019. Diaz won the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in Tokyo on Monday night (July 26, 2021). (Presidential … Continue reading

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Go wishes Filipino Olympians ‘good luck’

  Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (File photo) MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go gave his best wishes to Filipino athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics, reiterating his unwavering support as the Games kicked off on July 23. “Ang sports po ay isang paraan para magkaisa tayo at maipagmalaki ang galing ng kapwa nating Pilipino. Umaasa po tayo na maging … Continue reading