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Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Paalam, ex-martial arts champion Bacyadan get  Olympic berths

BANGKOK/MANILA  – Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Carlo Paalam booked a return trip to the Olympics after a unanimous decision win over India’s Sachin Siwach in the men’s 57 kg semifinals at the 2nd World Boxing Olympic Qualification held at Indoor Stadium…

Fil-Japanese Yuka Saso wins 2nd US Women’s Open, surges to World No. 6, grabs Olympic spot

SAN FRANCISCO/MANILA — Remember the Bulacan-born Yuka Saso who captured the US Women’s Open trophy in San Francisco as a 19-year-old Filipino golfer in 2021? Saso, now 22, whose mother is a Filipina but who has since turned Japanese after…

FilAm gymnast Malabuyo books Paris Olympics berth

MANILA – It was the most precious bronze medal of Emma Malabuyo’s gymnastics career — enough to book her a Paris Olympics slot. The 21-year-old Filipino-American was third overall in the individual all-around event of the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships…

Carlos Yulo hauls 4 golds in Asian Championships, Obiena wins in Los Angeles tourney

MANILA/TASHKENT – Filipino Olympic gymnast Carlos Yulo on Sunday concluded his campaign in the 2024 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships with two more gold medals. Yulo ruled the vault and the parallel bars at the Gymnastics Sport Palace in Tashkent,…

Filipino Americans Kristina Knott, Yacine Guermali,  William Morrison shine in athletics championships meet

PASIG CITY – Sarah Dequinan displayed her awesome form in the women’s long jump last week to secure her second gold medal in the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Philippine Athletics Championships 2024 at PhilSports in Pasig City. After winning…

Yulo nets gold in Qatar; fencer, rower latest to gain berths for Paris Olympics

MANILA – The Philippines’ Carlos Yulo scored a gold over the weekend at the International Gymnastics Federation’s World Cup in Doha, Qatar. This as more Filipino athletes have secured their berths in the Philippine delegation to the Paris Olympics which…

Fil-Am from Los Angeles is 14th PHL athlete to qualify for Paris Olympics

By Jeanne Michael Penaranda MANILA – The Philippine athletes delegation to the Paris Olympics from July 26 to August 11 has ballooned to 14 and the number may yet increase as more qualification competitions are under way. Philippine sports officials…

13 Filipinos secure Paris Olympic berths, more expected – POC

By Jeanne Michael Penaranda MANILA – The Philippine athletes delegation to the Paris Olympics from July 26 to August 11 has increased to 13, bouying hopes for at least 19 athletes to the summer games. A happy Philippine Olympic Committee…

Still the queen, POC chief tells Hidilyn Diaz

MANILA – The country will always be proud of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz despite her failure to qualify for the Paris Olympics. “You’re still the queen,” Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham Tolentino assured Diaz, who missed out on a fifth straight Olympic…

Hidilyn Diaz fails to win Paris Olympics berth but 3 Pinoy lifters are in

By Jeanne Michael Penaranda PHUKET, Thailand/MANILA  — It was a sad day for the country’s first Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz after she failed to claim a berth for the Paris Olympics at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Cup in…