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Petecio gets shot for Olympic gold; Paalam nears medal, too

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   Carlo Paalam (left) and Nesthy Petecio (right) (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Nesthy Petecio is now one win away from giving the Philippines another Tokyo Olympic gold after beating Irma Testa of Italy in the semifinals of the women’s featherweight boxing tournament at the Kokugikan Arena in the Japanese capital on … Continue reading

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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