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Judoka on course  for Olympic berth

By Nick Giongco and Kristel Satumbaga   The Philippine Judo Federation (PJF) is muscling and bruising its way to sending more than just a lone qualifier to the Tokyo Olympics, the governing body’s leadership said yesterday. Aside from Kiyomi Watanabe, who is almost a cinch in securing a spot to Tokyo2020, PJF president Dave Carter […]

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Hidilyn off to train in Malaysia

Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Daz hopes that the two-month training camp will give her the right focus, timing, and condition for a good showing in the Asian Championship on April 16-25 in Kazakhstan. The 28-year-old Diaz and her “Team HD” are set to leave this Thursday for Malaysia for a two-month training camp at […]

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BY NICK GIONGCO   Five other standouts are aching to join Italy-based pole vaulter EJ Obiena in the Tokyo Olympics, the Philippine Track and Field Association leadership said on Tuesday. Patafa secretary general Agapito Capistrano revealed that shot putter Willie Morrison and Kristina Knott, both US-based are right on the doorstep of qualifying. Just a […]

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PSC to the rescue of PH Olympic hopefuls

By Nick Giongco   National athletes who are aiming for Tokyo Olympic slots are slowly adapting to the changes in their respective preparations. Chief of mission Nonong Araneta on Monday urged affected national sports association to immediately submit a revised copy of their Olympic blueprint. Not all 16 NSAs are affected but those who had […]

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Good training, good food, good performance – Diaz

BY WAYLON GALVEZ   With China out of consideration due to the possible effect of the deadly coronavirus, the team of Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz will now hold training camp in Malaysia in time for the Asian Championship. Diaz, 28, said her team is finalizing the details of their trip with the Philippine […]

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Tokyo Games buildup continues

BY NICK GIONGCO   Despite the worsening Wuhan coronavirus situation around Asia, preparations of Filipino athletes revving up for slots to the Tokyo Olympics continue to gain ground. Two weeks after the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) met with Nonong Araneta, chief of mission to Tokyo2020, PSC chairman Butch Ramirez and Araneta are talking things over […]

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