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Ando raising bar as Hidilyn’s heir apparent

By TITO S. TALAO TOKYO — Let it not be said that Cebuana Elreen Ando never lifted a finger to gain entry to the Olympic Games which starts on July 23, Friday. The 22-year-old did, raising enough iron to win the bronze medal in the 2020 World Weightlifting Championships in Rome. She then earned two […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoJul 19th, 2021

Hidilyn Diaz upbeat on future of heir Elreen Ando

With Ando being pegged as "heir" to Hidilyn Diaz, the gold medalist expressed confidence in Ando's continued development to a champion lifter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Hidilyn’s advice to Ando

Hidilyn Diaz was 17 when she made her Olympic debut in the 58 kilogram division of women’s weightlifting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

Hidilyn itutumba mga world champ

MAPAGHAHANDAAN nang husto ni 2016 Rio de Janeiro silver medallist Hidilyn Diaz at first timer Elreen Ann Ando ang mga makakatapat nila matapos ilabas ng International Weightlifting Fedration ang listahan ng mga sasabak sa 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The post Hidilyn itutumba mga world champ first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

Elreen Ando: An answered prayer, 3 years in advance

Elreen Ando, who is set to emerge from the shadow of Hidilyn Diaz, wasn’t dreaming of being in the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

Aliño: Ando, Diaz have big chances of snatching medals in Tokyo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana weightlifter Elreen Anne Ando and 2016 Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz have big chances of snatching medals in their respective weight divisions in the Tokyo Olympics in July, this year. This is according to Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas (SWP) Chairman Mark Aliño during a presser earlier today, June 16 at […] The post Aliño: Ando, Diaz have big chances of snatching medals in Tokyo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Hidilyn’s heir on the rise

Philippine weightlifting has a rising star in teenage sensation Vanessa Sarno......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

Heir to Hidilyn s throne: Sarno bags 2 golds, 1 silver in Asian Weightlifting Championships

Teenage sensation Vanessa Sarno scooped up two gold medals and a silver Wednesday night in the women’s 71-kilogram division of the Asian Weightlifting Championships.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021

US NCAA standout fit for Tropang Giga

Is TNT looking for Jayson “The Blur” Castro’s heir apparent?.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

DID YOU KNOW? Deanna Wong dreamed of playing for DLSU

Ateneo de Manila University struck gold when it recruited Deanna Wong. The Cebuana displayed versatility and commitment when given the role of a back-up setter before sliding to a libero spot and then back again as a playmaker for the Lady Eagles.   Behind her playmaking, Ateneo was able to reclaim the UAAP women’s volleyball throne last year in Season 81 as the Lady Eagles captured their third overall title since winning back-to-back crowns in 2014 and 2015. Wong truly is a gem of a setter, earning her spot alongside other Ateneo playmaking greats Jem Ferrer and Jia Morado. But five years ago, Wong almost joined another UAAP team. The 22-year old setter admitted that she’s a fan of De La Salle University and idolized former Lady Spikers middle Mika Reyes back in high school. So it was all but natural for the University of San Jose-Recoletos product to dream of playing for the Ramil De Jesus-mentored Lady Spikers. And she almost did after the multi-titled mentor himself approached her during her stint with Central Visayas during the 2015 Palaraong Pambansa in Tagum, Davao Del Norte.   “La Salle ako before,” shared Wong during her appearance on Volleyball DNA hosted by Anton Roxas and Denden Lazaro. It was Wong’s first and only Palaro stint and she never imagined to see De Jesus in person and even more approached by the mentor during a scouting run. “Kaya na-shock ako nung nandoon sina Coach Ramil. Starstruck lang wala akong masabi. Feeling ko kung nandoon ang mga players baka mas lalo akong ma-starstruck but it was a good thing si Coach Ramil lang,” said the UAAP Season 80 Best Setter. "Coach Ramil he talked to me," Wong added. Aside from DLSU, Far Eastern University also showed interest in her. “FEU they talked to me. Sina (Gen) Casugod and Ate Bernadeth Pons. Wala akong naalala na may coach sa FEU it was just them,” Wong added. But donning the green and white wasn’t meant to be for Wong. All thanks to a chance encounter between her dad, Dean, and then Ateneo men’s volleyball team coach Oliver Almadro. “Sila ni dad nagkakilala sa elevator or something,” said Wong. “I don’t know that’s what he said to me. Di ko alam bakit.” And as fate would have it, Wong really was really meant to wear the blue and white. Wong was in Bacolod that time participating in a tournament and coincidentally Almadro was also there together with the Blue Eagles competing in the UniGames.    “It happened in Bacolod. May tournament kami and dun din nangyari ‘yung UniGames. Nag-participate ang men’s volleyball team. Alam mo naman si Coach O he really recruits players and dumating siya bigla,” said Wong. From there Almadro did his best to convince Wong’s dad to allow her to play for Ateneo. Wong agreed. The Lady Eagles just landed the heir-apparent to playmaker Jia Morado.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2020

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

Comelec tightens rules for party-list nominees

The Commission on Elections has adopted stricter rules on the nomination, withdrawal and substitution of party-list nominees in an apparent bid to prevent another controversy similar to that of Duterte Youth......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Cebuano friends, supporters thank Pacquiao for giving it his all vs Ugas

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — He may have lost his fight against Cuban Yordenis Ugas, but Cebuano friends and supporters still thanked boxing champ Manny Pacquiao for giving it his all during his fight in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, August 22. “Mabuhi ka, Sen. Manny Pacquiao! Thank you for raising the country’s flag in the […] The post Cebuano friends, supporters thank Pacquiao for giving it his all vs Ugas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Arroyo shows class in US juniors series

Rising junior golfer Monique Arroyo ruled the FCG National Tour Series last July 12 – two weeks before the historic Olympic gold feat of Hidilyn Diaz – at the Lomas Santa Fe in California.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Hidilyn& rsquo;s coach speaks: We& rsquo;ve only just begun

Being both a coach and boyfriend to Hidilyn Diaz, Julius Irvin Naranjo rarely speaks his mind about the future plans of the Olympic weightlifting gold medalist about her sporting career......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Olympic heroes to receive government incentives in Malacañang

Tokyo Olympic heroes Hidilyn Diaz, Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial, all military athletes, report to their Commander in Chief – President Duterte – in a courtesy call in Malacañang Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Duterte awards incentives to Tokyo heroes on Monday

The country’s first Olympic gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, along with silver medalists Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio and bronze medalist Eumir Marcial, all military athletes will be reporting to their Commander in Chief on August 23 as President Rodrigo Duterte receives them in a courtesy call in Malacañang......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Arroyo wins FCG National Tour Series in California

Rising junior golfer Monique Arroyo continued to make a name on the greens as she ruled the FCG National Tour Series at the Lomas Santa Fe in California last July 12—two weeks before the historic Olympic gold medal of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Diaz receives housing incentive; boxers& rsquo; units completed by X& rsquo;mas

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz is ready to move in to her brand new house-and-lot, while fellow Olympic medalists Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Felix Marcial will be spending Christmas this year as neighbors......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Medalists reap fruits of hard labor

Filipino Olympic medalists Hidilyn Diaz, Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial have started to reap the fruits of their hard labor......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Medalists attend POC thanksgiving mass

The Olympic success surges on as gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz leads the three other medalists in Tokyo for a thanksgiving mass today at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Tagaytay City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021