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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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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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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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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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6 Young Filipino Athletes Who Are Making Waves Internationally

The local sports scene is filled with a lot of potential.
ICYMI: Filipino-Japanese pro-golfer Yuka Saso just made history after bagging the title for the 76th US Women's Open. Saso, who is only 19 years old, played against 22-year-old Nasa Hataoka of Japan. According to LPGA, Saso is the first Filipino to ever
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This Young Athlete Won 3 Gold Medals Wearing Makeshift "Nike" Sneakers

Her inspiring victory will melt your heart.
For athletes, their gear is part and parcel of their sporting career. It not only helps them drive their performance better, it also keeps them safe and protected from injuries. But Rhea Bullos, an 11-year-old girl from Balasan, Iloilo, managed to score three
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10 Things You Need to Know About Monica Torres, Asia's Duathlon Queen

Get to know the internationally renowned female triathlete who bagged another gold medal for the Philippines!
The Philippines has been raking in the gold medals at the SEA Games 2019, and it’s no doubt that the girl power is stronger than ever. Kim Mangrobang got the ball rolling when she took home the gold medal on Day 1
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Meet John Chicano, a Former Janitor Turned SEA Games Gold Medalist

His journey to becoming a SEA Games gold medalist is the most inspiring story you'll read today.
The 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games held in the Philippines has officially launched, and in the midst of the mishaps that have happened before the opening, there is a silver lining: the Philippine teams have led a stellar performance with 25 gold
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The Hair Game Is Strong at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Locks that never seem to go out of place.
The FIFA World Cup 2018 fever is still on as the month-long event comes to its final—and perhaps most anticipated—stages. And if you're anything like us (read: style-obsessed), you'd somehow notice the competition is fierce not only in the pitch, but also
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What I Learned From Skydiving

At 14,000 feet above sea level, that is.
I’m a thrill seeker. I’m always up for an adventure. I love the feeling of my stomach up in my throat. Last month, I finally ticked something off my bucket list. I jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet over the