Category Archives: Quick Trivia

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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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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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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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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