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The Philippines at the 19th Asiad: highs and lows

With the close of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Oct. 8, the Philippines can take solace in the fact that with four gold medals, it has at least matched its harvest in the 2018 edition of the quadrennial tournament held in Jakarta, Indonesia. With 4 gold, 2 silver, and 12 bronze medals,...


Filipino athletes at Asiad eye golds, ticket to 2024 Paris Olympics

The biggest Asian Games (Asiad) in history opens on Sept. 23 in Hangzhou, China, with over 12,000 athletes participating, or more than the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ 11,420. For the 395 Filipino athletes competing in 37 sports from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8, the 19th edition of the quadrennial event—which was delayed a year due to...


Hidilyn Diaz, aka ‘powerhouse’

Because she did it again, “powerhouse” may well be her middle name.  Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Francisco Diaz-Naranjo, now 31, added three more gold medals to complete her collection and finally became a world champion at the ongoing IWF World Weightlifting Championships held in Bogota, Colombia, starting Dec. 5.  Hidilyn reigned over Rosalba Morales of Colombia...