Ilongga rider Dormitorio dominates PhilCycling tilt

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June 16, 2021
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By ADRIAN STEWART CO Ilongga rider Ariana Dormitorio continued her national championship dominance in the PhilCycling National Championships for MTB 2021 over the weekend in Danao City in Mandaue, Cebu. The Iloilo City-native Dormitorio submitted a time of 1:29:50.75 to retain the Women’s Elite Category title—a shorter five-loop ride also over a 3-km loop—for the …

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Pinay lifter Ando clinches Tokyo Olympics slot

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June 14, 2021
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By Adrian Stewart Co Filipina weightlifter Elreen Ando fulfilled her dream of competing in the Olympics stage after qualifying to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics slated from July 27 to August 8 in Tokyo, Japan. The Cebuana weightlifter’s Tokyo qualification via Absolute Continental Ranking for Asia was announced by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) over the …

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Alex Eala, Russian partner rule French Open girls’ doubles

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June 14, 2021
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By Adrian Stewart Co Filipina tennis sensation Alex Eala and her partner Oksana Selekhmeteva of Russia emerged as the queens of the 2021 French Open girls’ doubles tournament on Saturday night at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tandem of Eala and Selekhmeteva clinched the crown after demolishing the‌ ‌eighth‌-seeded‌ ‌pair‌ ‌of‌ ‌Amarissa‌ …

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Margielyn Didal qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

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June 11, 2021
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By ADRIAN STEWART CO Filipina skateboarder Margielyn Didal has formalized her qualification as the 10th Philippine athlete to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics starting next month. Didal was one of the 20 skateboarders who will compete in the women’s street skateboarding event, based on the formal announcement of World Skats yesterday. The skateboarding discipline …

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Negros Kingsmen settle for a split in PCAP

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June 11, 2021
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By ADRIAN STEWART CO Negros Kingsmen settled for another split game in the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) GM Wesley So Cup on Wednesday evening as the Iloilo Kisela Knights dominated its two matches. The Kingsmen opened the evening with a 14.5-6.5 annihilation over Olongapo Rainbow Team 7 before suffering a close 12.5-8.5 …

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Negrense jins capture 6 medals in Smart/MVP online tilt

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June 10, 2021
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By Adrian Stewart Co Taekwondo jins from the Negros Taekwondo Union (NTU)-Tigers New Gen delivered six medals in the 2021 Smart/MVP Sports Foundation National Interschool Poomsae Championships over the weekend. Christelle Theresse Avanceña of Bacolod Tay Tung High School spearheaded the gold haul for the Bacolod City-based stable as she captured a gold in the …

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Yuka Saso tempers expectation in Tokyo Olympics

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June 10, 2021
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By Adrian Stewart Co Filipina-Japanese golfer Yuka Saso admitted there were pressures for her to deliver a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after her championship run in the US Women’s Open. According to the 19-year-old Saso, she does not want to be carried away by the expectations of many that she will be …

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Jordi Gomez De Liaño set to join UST Growling Tigers

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June 9, 2021
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By ADRIAN STEWART CO University of the Philippines Integrated School gunner Jordi Gomez de Liaño will not be joining his elder brothers Juan and Javi Gomez de Liaño at the UP Fighting Maroons camp. Watchmen Daily Journal learned from a source yesterday that the 6-foot-5 sweet-shooting forward is looking to join the University of Santo …

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