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Diaz off for Rome World Cup, seeks Tokyo Games slot

Diaz off for Rome World Cup, seeks Tokyo Games slot

Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz and her team left for Italy yesterday with the weightlifting ace looking confident of finally securing a berth in this year’s Tokyo Games when she competes in the 2020 World Cup in Rome. Accompanying the well-decorated lifter are Chinese mentor Kaiwen Gao, conditioning/strengthening mentor Julius Irvin Naranjo and massage […]

ABAP willing to host Olympic qualifiers if Wuhan is unfit

By Nick Giongco     The Philippines is willing to take over the staging of the Olympic boxing qualifying tournament in case the Chinese city of Wuhan is deemed unfit to play as host owing to the medical situation there. The Wuhan qualifiers is scheduled Feb. 3-14 and the Association of Boxing Alliances in the […]

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Magsanoc named Gilas 3×3 men’s team coach for Olympic qualifier

SAMAHANG Basketbol ng Pilipinas yesterday  announced the appointment of former PBA star Ronnie Magsanoc as head coach of Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 men’s team to the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 3×3 OQT will be held in New Delhi, India on March 18-22 where the country is grouped in Pool […]

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Track bets vying for Tokyo Games slots will get full PSC backing

BY NICK GIONGCO   SELECT track and field bets who stood out in the 30th Southeast Asian Games have been given assurance by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) of its all-out support in their respective buildup for the Tokyo Olympics. Philippine Track and Field Association head Philip Ella Juico on Thursday met with PSC chairman Butch […]

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Despite flu scare in Wuhan,  Pinoy boxers remain focused

BY NICK GIONGCO   Amid reports that a mysterious illness has sprung up in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the Philippine boxing team remains neck-deep in training and focused on its mission of securing slots to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines secretary general Ed Picson said no advisory has […]

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Diaz ready for Rome Olympic qualifier

With less than two weeks before flying to Italy for the Rome 2020 World Cup, Hidilyn Diaz has been doing twice-a-day training to get her fully ready for the tournament. “Ready na ako,” said Diaz, while catching her breath after doing a repetition of combined sprint and drills with an 8kg medicine ball for 10 […]

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