Monthly Archives: August 2011

Torres exits

Marestella Torres jumped 6.31m – 6.19m – 6.22m to settle for 10th place among 17 starters in her qualification heat.  Her performance though is not enough to earn her a slot in the womens long jump finals.   Brittney Reese … Continue reading

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Pinoys at the Worlds

Two Filipino long jumpers were sent by PATAFA to participate in the 2011 World Athletics Championships at Daegu, South Korea. National record holders Marestella Torres (6.68m) and Henry Dagmil (7.99m) try their luck one more  time in the biennial meet. … Continue reading

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Singapore Open results

Last August 20 – 21, 15 Filipinos, mostly college students, participated in the Singapore Open Athletics Championships at Bukit Gombak Stadium. Below is the summary of their  performances: 1. Francisco Valdecanas, Men’s PoleVault, no cleared height; 2. Jose Renato Unso, … Continue reading

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Vietnam Open

A 7- man strong Philippine delegate participated in the Vietnam Athletics Open last August 2 -4.  The Pinoy athletes were:  Henry Dagmil (long jump), Eliezer Sunang (shotput) ,Nino Espinosa,  Rey Cris Capispisan (high jump),  Josie Malacad, Katherine Kay Santos (long … Continue reading

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Say what?

Shocked, amused and saddened. That’s what I felt when I saw on TV how one POC official berated the  Philippine Dragon Boat Federation.  It was a conduct unbecoming of a government official. I really cannot comprehend where this official is … Continue reading

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RP Shotput record falls

The Philippines’ 18 year old Mens shotput  record was shattered at the Vietnam Athletics Open last August 5.  Benguet-born Eliezer Sunang erased Bruce Ventura’s erstwhile  national record of 15.83m by throwing the ball of steel to a 16.56m. Sunang’s performance … Continue reading

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