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10 Filipino National Athletes That Will Inspire You to Reach Your Dreams

These are just some of the names to note.
Eumir Marcial’s first Olympic stint is at the Tokyo Olympics—and he’s already in the running for a medal after advancing to the middleweight division quarter-finals on July 29. The 25-year-old boxer trained under Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach for Tokyo Olympics after
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The Exact Cool Sneakers Margielyn Didal Wore at the Olympics

Grab a pair before it's gone.
Margielyn Didal's Tokyo 2020 Olympic journey may be over, but we still can't get enough of the bubbly skater! Her amazing skateboarding skills, infectious smile, and positive attitude had everyone fall in love with her. Her photobombing skills are cute and funny,
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All the Cool Details We Spotted Inside the Olympic Village in Tokyo

Olympians get access to dermatologists, free haircuts, and more!
As fanfare over the Tokyo 2020 Olympics continues to sweep the globe, athletes take center stage, pumping years of blood, sweat, and hard work into their respective events, in hopes of taking home a medal for their countries. When they’re not chasing
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How the Philippines' Olympic Roster Is Shattering Gender Stereotypes in Sports

It could cancel the 'kababae mong tao' thinking that has permeated our culture and more, says a gender studies professor.
In a particularly patriarchal society, we've long been conditioned into boxing things into gender roles—this is for men, this is for women. Anyone who doesn't conform to these standards is seen as outlandish.It's a way of thinking that's long seeped into sports.For
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9 Filipino Olympic Athletes Who Have Won Medals

From Teofilo Yldefonso to Hidilyn Diaz, here are the Filipino athletes who competed on the international stage and brought back a medal (or two).
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have begun, and excitement is at an all-time high. While we've gotten to know the Filipino athletes who are competing under Team Philippines in Japan, it's worth looking back at the Filipinos who have won medals in
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Here's the Real Reason Why Olympians Bite Their Medals

We finally know why!
It’s a familiar sight on Olympic podiums, winning athletes biting their medals with triumphant grins plastered on their faces, while the world watches on, the act already routine to them. Though most viewers won’t question it anymore the way no one would
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Hidilyn Diaz Can Now Travel the World for Free and for Life

Now that's a perk worthy of a gold medal.
Sure, Hidilyn Diaz might be coming home to a cash prize worth over 30 million pesos after her victory at the Tokyo Olympics. She's also receiving a house and lot, and a multi-million-peso condominium in the city at that. Those are all
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10 Things You Need to Know About Olympic Gold Medalist Hidilyn Diaz

Meet the real life weightlifting fairy!
The entire country united in jubilation when weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the Philippines its first-ever Gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 97 years into joining the quadrennial meet. The Filipina memorably beat out her Chinese competitor to cement herself in the history
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Did You Know? Hidilyn Diaz Once Tried to Ask for Financial Assistance on Social Media

But after her historic finish in Tokyo, the Olympic gold medalist is set to receive millions in prizes.
On July 26, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history as the first Filipino to bag a gold medal at the Olympics. She bested all her competitors at the women's 55kg weightlifting competition in Tokyo, finishing strong (literally) at the final 127kg clean and jerk.That
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This Half-Filipina Just Won a Historic Gold Medal in Fencing for Team USA

Lee Kiefer, whose mom is from Davao, makes history as the first American to win an Olympic fencing gold.
A family from Davao is celebrating a gold medal won by the United States in fencing at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday night.Reason?The 27-year old Kiefer, whose mother Dr. Teresa Oropilla Kiefer hails from Tagum City, beat Inna Deriglazova of Russia, 15-13,
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All the Stylish Moments From the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

See the boldest looks from the parade of nations!
The 32nd Olympics finally kicked off yesterday, July 23! Given the unfathomable preparation that goes behind each Olympics run, it was poignant to see it come into fruition once and for all, after the pandemic crushingly forced its postponement last year. True, this year's
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What Makes Olympic Figure Skating Dresses So Special?

They're basically mini pieces of haute couture.
The Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics are over, but we’re still not over Olympic figure skating. Apart from the athleticism and artistry, the outfits are another reason to tune in to the sport. What’s so special about these figure skating dresses anyway? First, not a lot
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Here’s How to Start Your Day Like an Olympian

Beat mornings like a champ.
For the average Jane, morning routines are most likely composed of pressing the snooze button three times and dragging yourself into the shower. For breakfast, well, the fastest possible thing you can put together is usually a cup of coffee. And then