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Agatha Wong clinches 2nd gold in SEA Games Wushu

Agatha Wong clinched her second gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games after ruling the Women's Wushu Taijijian tournament ......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarDec 3rd, 2019

Philippines clinches first gold medals in 30th SEA Games

Team Philippines scored its first gold medals as John Rambo Chicano and Agatha Wong in the men's triathlon and Wushu women's taijiquan events, respectively, in the 30th Southeast Asian Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

CSB puts recruitment on hold; prioritizes 250 active student-athletes

There will be no new student-athletes coming College of St. Benilde's way. The Taft-based school has decided to do away with recruitment for the time being in the face of the continuing COVID-19 crisis. However, the green and white institution has pledged its commitment to the 250 student-athletes who are already part of its varsity teams. "We made a commitment to our student-athletes and their families and we remain true to our mission of faith, service, and communion," Center for Sports Development Director Stephen Fernandez said. That means that their players in badminton, basketball, chess, football, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, and volleyball could rest assured that they would remain Blazers. Not only that, they also remain entitled to their Athletic Recruit Grants. CSB has been home to several national team athletes in Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz (weightlifting) as well as Southeast Asian Games double-gold medalist Agatha Wong (wushu) and silver winner Johnvic De Guzman (volleyball). --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

SEA Games gold winners Wong, Lim raise over 300K for fight vs COVID-19

Agatha Wong and Jamie Lim's team-up has been a triumph in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. The gold medalists in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games have raised over PHP 300K for frontliners in PGH as well as Quezon City General Hospital. Through those funds, basic necessities have been purchased for medical staff as well as recreational materials - such as TVs, activity books, and self-help guides - for recovering patients. "As athletes, Jamie and I knew that the physical aspect as well as the mentality of an individual matters for overall health," Wong, twin-gold winner in wushu, said. "We believe that when the mind is healthy, the heart and body will follow." Wong teamed up with Lim, who ruled 61 kg women's karate in the regional meet, in weekly online question-and-answer sessions where the pair discussed health, wellness, and sports as a way to lift the spirits as well as liven up the minds of viewers. And though that has been a triumph, they vowed to only continue keeping up the good fight vs COVID-19. "Based on pledges, there will be more to come. We will be posting updates soon," Wong said. At the same time, the gold medalists reiterated the importance of a healthy mind - with or without the virus in the body. "Anxiety is inevitable, but also letting yourself interrupt your troubling thoughts with positivity is possible," Wong, a proud product of College of St. Benilde where she took consular and diplomatic affairs, said. She then continued, speaking on behalf of Lim, who graduated summa cum laude in mathematics in the University of the Philippines, "We just want everyone to know that there will be an end soon. Never lose hope and take care of yourself!" --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Wong hopes for wushu inclusion in Olympics

SEA Games triple gold medalist Agatha Wong yesterday pitched for wushu to be included in the Olympics with the International Wushu Federation lobbying for another chance after it was one of eight sports proposed for the 2020 Tokyo Games but didn’t make the short list of five. There are efforts to put wushu in the 2024 calendar and its addition to the 2022 Youth Olympic program in Dakar is considered a step in the right direction......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

SEA Games gold winners Wong, Lim take up fight vs COVID-19

Agatha Wong and Jamie Lim did battle with the best of the best in Southeast Asia and came out on top. Now, the gold medalists in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games hope to inspire all of us to keep up the good fight in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. Wong, twin-gold winner in wushu, and Lim, who ruled 61kg women's karate, have joined forces to raise funds to help out frontliners. The two will host a half-four question-and-answer session on Instagram Live every Wednesday and Saturday starting April 22. There, they would discuss health, wellness, and sports as a way to lift the spirits as well as liven up the minds of viewers in the ongoing community quarantine. Wong is a proud product of College of St. Benilde where she took consular and diplomatic affairs while Lim graduated summa cum laude in mathematics in the University of the Philippines. For now, the gold medalists are looking at a five episode run of the initiative they have named "Puso: The Battle Against COVID-19." Those interested to help out can do so here: BPI Account name: Jamie Christine B. Lim Account number: 2900008743 BDO Account name: Jamie Christine B. Lim Account number: 7018006040 Gcash Account name: Jamie Christine B. Lim Number: 09178820947 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 21st, 2020

In Focus: Wushu Wunderkind Agatha Wong Looks Back On Her SEA Games Journey

This 21-year-old took home multiple gold medals at the recent tourney!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 28th, 2020

A tale of 2 Pinay athletes

I GUESS I can consider myself lucky last December because I had a chance to talk to two pretty female elite athletes in the person of equestrienne Toni Leviste and Southeast Asian Games wushu double gold medalist Agatha Wong and even as they shared the same passion for their respective sports, it seems they do […] The post A tale of 2 Pinay athletes appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

Agatha Wong: PH wushu& rsquo;s pretty face

Agatha Wong, the wushu double-gold medalist for the Philippines in the recent 30th Southeast Asian Games, is a real head turner, not just because of her winning ways, but with her beauty and golden performances in her events......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 28th, 2019

Discount ng atleta iginiit ni Wong

NALULUMBAY si 30th SEA Games double gold medalist wushu artist Agatha Wong dahil hindi kinikilala at iniimplementa ng mga esta­blisyimento ang nakasaad sa batas na 20 porsiyentong diskwento ng mga pambansang atleta......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2019

Agatha victorious again in wushu

Agatha Wong claimed her second gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday at World Trade Center in Pasay City when she topped the women’s taolu taijijian in the wushu competitions......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

Agatha Wong wins second gold medal in wushu

AGATHA Wong won a second gold medal after topping the women’s taolu taijijian (wushu forms-straight sword) competition of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) on Tuesday morning at the World Trade Center Hall A in Pasay City. Wong tallied 9.65 points, enough for her to clinch double gold following her triumphant crown-retention bid in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

SEA Games: Team PHI hauls 23 gold medals in Day 1

Team Philippines tied its total gold medal output two years ago with a deluge of mints in Day 1 of the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Sunday. The host bets burned the dance floor with 10 gold medals in dancesport while Rambo Chicano opened the flood gates as he drew first blood for the host nation. A total of 23 gold medals went to the coffers of the Philippines as it duplicated the country’s total output in Kuala Lumpur two years ago. The PHI actually won 24 gold in 2017 but was stripped of its lone gold in equestrian after Colin Syquia was disqualified after his horse Adventure E tested positive of banned a substance.   Chicano made up for the absence of two-time gold medalist Nikko Huelgas, who came up short for qualifying in the competition, as he crossed the finish line with a clocking of 1:53:26 at the Subic Bay Boardwalk to deliver the Philippines its first gold medal. But it was the dancesport team that took the spotlight as the Filipino dancers strutted their way to 10 mints at the Royce Hotel in Clark. Only four gold medals out of the 14 mints at stake slipped from the hands of the home team. Partners Wilbert Aunzo and Pearl Marie Caneda collected gold medals in single dance samba, single dance chacha and single dance rumba. Michael Angelo Marquez and Stephanie Sabalo won golds in pasodoble, jive and all five dances so while the tandem of Sean Aranar and Ana Nualla won in tango and Viennese Waltz while the pair of Mark Gayon and Mary Joy Renigen ruled the waltz and foxtrot. At the Angeles University Foundation in Pampanga, arnis accounted for five gold from Jezebel Morcillo in women’s bantamweight, Dexter Bolambao in men’s bantamweight, Villardo Cunamay in men’s lightweight, Nino Mark Talledo in men’s featherweight and Mark Banares in men’s welterweight.        In wushu, Agatha Wong notched Team PHI's second gold of the day with a succesful defense of her women's taijiquan crown at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Tokyo Olympics bet Caloy Yulo opened his gymnastics campaign with a gold medal in the men’s all-around at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Two gold medals came from sepak takraw in the men’s and women’s hoop events while Kim Mangrobang completed the Philippines’ triathlon win after ruling the distaff side. Rick Jason Senales men’s 90 kg. while IM Jan Emmanuel Garcia bagged the gold in online chess. The Philippines won 12 silver and nine bronze medals to close out Day 1. Alisson Perticheto and Christopher Caluza bagged silver medals in women’s and men’s figure skating, respectively.  Kim Remolino finished second to Chicano while Kim Kilgroe gave the Filipinas a 1-2 finish in triathlon. Other silver medalists were Jude Oliver Rodriguez (arnis), John Fabliar Ceniza (weightlifting), Niño Surban (cycling), Jenielou Mosqueda (kurash), Michael Angelo Marquez and Stephanie Sabalo and partners Mark Jayson Gayon and Mary Joy Renigen (dancsport), men’s polo and men’s water polo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

Agatha rules taolu taijiquan

Agatha Wong of the Philippines proved a class over the rest, retaining the gold medal in the taolu taijiquan event of wushu Sunday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the World Trade Center in Manila......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

Wong snares PH second gold

 Agatha Wong won the Philippines’ second gold medal after defeating her opponents in the women’s taolu taijiquan (wushu) in the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Sunday morning at the World Trade Center. Wong tallied 9.67 points as she bested eight athletes from six countries to defend her title in the biennial meet. She snared […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

3rd gold: Kim Mangrobang rules women’s triathlon

SUBIC: The Philippines’ Kim Mangrobang retained her crown after ruling the women’s triathlon event in the 30th Southeast Asian Games held on Sunday at the Subic Bay Boardwalk. Mangrobang bagged the country’s third gold medal after John Leerams Chicano (triathlon) and Agatha Wong (wushu) ruled their events earlier. It was another 1-2 finish for the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

Wushu champ Agatha Wong nagbigay ng ginto sa Pinas

ISA pang ginto ang naisukbit ng Pilipinas nang magwagi ang pambato nito sa women’s taolu taijiquan na si Agatha Wong sa wushu event ng 30th Southeast Asian Games na ginanap sa World Trade Center. Nagtala si Wong ng iskor ng 9.67 para mapanatili ang kanyang gold standing noong 2017 SEA Games. Pumangalawa naman sa kanya […] The post Wushu champ Agatha Wong nagbigay ng ginto sa Pinas appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

Wong takes back-to-back gold

Agatha Wong bagged her second-consecutive gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Wong won the Wushu, Women’s Taijiquan event in a dominant fashion in front of her fellow Filipino fans at the World Trade Center. Wong garnered a score of 9.67 after putting up an incredible performance. The next highest score came from Brunei’s […] The post Wong takes back-to-back gold appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

How Pinoy athletes kept winning during the lockdown

Sporting events may be suspended or canceled, but that won't stop your favorite Filipino athletes from inspiring or entertaining people as they spend their extra time off doing worthwhile activities during the lockdown period. From reaching out to affected communities to learning a new skill, here are what your idols are up to during the community quarantine. 1)  Proudly serving the nation as frontliners Some athletes have taken their in-game dedication off the court, as they proudly serve the country as frontliners during the COVID-19 pandemic. MPBL players such as Bacoor City's Eric Acuña and Bacolod-Master Sardines' Jopher Custodio are currently heeding the call as frontliners for the Philippine Army, as well as their fellow soldiers UST women’s volleyball coach Kung Fu Reyes and volleyball star Jovelyn Gonzaga. Pasay Voyager's Dhon Reverente also suited up for the Philippine Navy while his teammate Jesse Bustos is serving in the frontlines in another way, using his camera as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper.  2)  Raising funds and holding donation drives Your beloved players continue to exemplify teamwork in these challenging times as they help the dedicated frontliners and affected households in different parts of the country. UST student-athletes joined former Golden Tigresses star Sisi Rondina in auctioning their jerseys for a cause to donate supplies to the frontliners of Barangay Luz in Cebu City. Meanwhile, volleyball legends Alyssa Valdez and Charo Soriano led a fundraiser called "Volleyball Community Gives Back PH," which aims to supply frontliners in the country with PPEs and other essentials—with celebrities like Kathryn Bernardo and Pia Wurtzbach joining their cause. Former DLSU Lady Spikers standout and Creamline utility spiker Michele Gumabao also provided relief packs and gave them personally to the affected communities in Pampanga with the help of the group Your 200 Pesos. 3)  No days off for training and getting the gains Leagues and competitions may have been put on hold, but athletes won't be stopped from keeping themselves in tiptop shape. Observing quarantine, ONE Championship's heavyweight champion Brandon Vera took his workout to the forest, preparing for his upcoming bout against Arjan Bhullar, while Team Lakay fighters, such as Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, and Joshua Pacio improvised household materials as gym equipment. National athletes, such as karateka Junna Tsukii, wushu artist Agatha Wong, and Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz, did rigorous training sessions at home to keep themselves in form for upcoming tournaments. High-flyer Ricci Rivero also taught his fans some basic dribbling drills to improve basketball handles—as seen in an episode of "Upfront" on LIGA cable sports channel. 4) Unlocking new skills and focusing on fave hobbies Your fave sports idols also overcame boredom by learning new skills and focusing on their favorite hobbies. For instance, DLSU Green Archers guard Aljun Melecio learned to cook scrumptious lechon while taking a time-out from the hardwood. UAAP volleyball champion and national team player Rex Intal also reminded us that he is a dedicated painter with his mixed portrait of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, channeling his passion for sports and art into one. And did you know that top local setter Jia Morado is a talented photographer? Check out her Instagram and be amazed by her works. 5)  Taking their talents to TikTok Athletes joined the trending TikTok craze as a source of entertainment during the lockdown. Former UAAP stars Kim Kianna Dy and Jema Galanza posted their dance covers of Young Thug's "Relationship," and Deanna Wong took on "The Weekend" dance challenge. UST Golden Tigresses' rookie Imee Fernandez also wowed the TikTok crowd with a pre-workout dance video, which garnered over 600,000 views online. For Ateneo Blue Eagles guard SJ Belangel, TikTok has also been his avenue to overcome his shyness, doing hilarious skits online.   6)  Becoming stars online No live sports to entertain the audiences? It's not a problem for these athletes who continue to provide fun content to every sports fan, with the help of ABS-CBN Sports. Catch Shaun Ildefonso as he does an entertaining commentary about everything sports on "SRSLY." Also watch Cherry Nunag’s wacky chikahan with famous athletes in "Kalye Confessions: Stay-at-Home Edition." Lastly, the lockdown won't stop the basketball conversation as Beau Belga chats with your favorite hoop idols online, while still chowing down on their fave treats on "Extra Rice with Beau Belga." Watch all of these on ABS-CBN Sports' Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and YouTube channel. Also stay tuned for more new offerings from the sports arm of ABS-CBN.  These athletes have proven they are truly winners in and out of the court. While waiting for live sports to return, you can rewatch the best games of these athletes on LIGA (SD channel 86 and HD channel 183 on SKYCable) and game highlights and special features on ABS-CBN Sports' social media pages and official YouTube account. ABS-CBN Sports will continue its commitment to providing a variety of world-class, exciting, and inspiring content to every Pinoy sports fan. Visit sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For updates, you may also visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom or follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Agatha Wong at Jamie Lim, naglunsad ng fund drive para sa COVID-19

  JAMES LUIS SA kanilang official Instagram account, inilunsad nina Southeast Asian games gold medalist Jamie Lim at Agatha Wong ang sarili nilang fundraiser na may temang “PUSO: The Battle Against COVID-19”. Ang makukuhang pera mula sa fund drive ay mapupunta sa mga suspected COVID-19 patients pati na rin mga health workers at frontliners ng […] The post Agatha Wong at Jamie Lim, naglunsad ng fund drive para sa COVID-19 appeared first on PINAS......»»

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