Monthly Archives: August 2012

Quick Trivia: Filipina Olympic long jumpers

Marestella Torres’ 6.22m long jump performance in the recent London Olympic Games, was actually the 2nd farthest jump of a Filipina in the history of the Olympics. The number 1 ranked Filipina is non other than, Lerma Balauitan-Gabito,  who’s 2004 … Continue reading

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Mo Farah runs away!

Mo Farah captured the hearts and imagination of the British people when he delivered the Olympic 5k and 10k golds to his host country at the recent London Games. His feat was further immortalized bu his facial expression at the … Continue reading

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Quick Trivia: Rene the 2nd

Rene Herrera was only the 2nd Filipino to ever compete in the Olympic men’s 5000m run. The first one was no other than the incumbent Secretary General of PATAFA – Benjamin Silva Netto.  He participated in the 1968 Mexico Olympics … Continue reading

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Paralympics: PH sends 9 athletes

The world’s top athletes with different types of disabilites converge at London from August 29 to September 9.  And the UK, being considered as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement, a high profile Games is expected. The Philippines sent nine … Continue reading

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Quick Trivia: All time British Men’s 800m

Andrew Osagie ran the fastest 800m by a British since 1990 during the 2012 Olympic 800m final last August 9 at London.But despite of that, he still finished 8th and last, thanks to David Rudisha’s world record phase. Seven of … Continue reading

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Quick Trivia: Olympic Long Jump and Triple Jump

How many have won both the long jump and triple jump in the same Olympics? Five. 1904 Myer Prinstein  (USA) gold in both long jump and triple jump. 1912 Georg Åberg (Sweden) bronze in long jump and silver in triple jump. 1932 Chuhei … Continue reading

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USA wins Olympic Athletics crown

The USA won its 8th straight Olympic athletics title with a 9-13-7 gold-silver-bronze medal haul.   Since the 1984 Los Angeles Games, Team USA has come out on top of the athletics medals standings in each of the Games. GOLDS … Continue reading

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The tale of the two silvers

The recent London Games witnessed the USA winning their first men’s 1500m Olympic medal, since Jim Ryun’s silver in 1968. Leonel Manzano finished behind Algerian gold medalist, Taoufik Makhloufi, with his late surge in the last 60m of the final … Continue reading

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Quick Trivia: Men’s 800m

Did you know that David Rudisha’s 800m gold medal run at the London Olympics is only the 5th time that a world record was reset in the finals?   To further hype the feat, the last time that such accomplishment … Continue reading

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Results: Men’s Marathon

Official Results Rk Bib Athlete Mark + 1 3113  KIPROTICH Stephen 2:08:01 + 2 2304  KIRUI Abel 2:08:27 + 3 2302  KIPROTICH Wilson Kipsang 2:09:37 + 4 3225  KEFLEZIGHI Mebrahtom 2:11:06 + 5 1226  DOS SANTOS Marilson 2:11:10 + 6 … Continue reading

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