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Best Olympics Ever : Team Philippines great moments in Tokyo

Team Philippines is leaving the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with the best performance ever in history......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 8th, 2021

Rower Nievarez books quarterfinals spot in Men s Single Sculls

It's a great start for Team Philippines in the Tokyo Olympics after Cris Nievarez booked a slot in the quarterfinals in Men's Single Sculls on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Pro-bound Eumir Marcial could make debut by October

After signing his MP Promotions contract earlier this month, there already seems to be a number of plans in place for Eumir Felix Marcial.  While Marcial is taking steps towards his professional career, the 24-year old decorated amateur pug has maintained that his prime objective right now is to bring home a gold medal for the Philippines in the Olympics. (READ ALSO: Eumir Marcial set on going pro but maintains Olympic gold medal is top priority) Marcial secured his spot in the Tokyo Olympics before the COVID-19 pandemic forced oa postponement of the Summer games to 2021.  Keeping that in mind, MP Promotions appears to be all-in on making Marcial’s gold medal dream into a reality, and that includes gearing his professional training towards becoming the best version of himself in time for Tokyo.  “We have a lot of great things in store, getting Eumir’s career going, we’re bringing him to the US, we’ll train him here, working under some of the top trainers and good sparring, and we’re really just kind of focused on the for first year is winning that gold medal, so everything we do leading up to Tokyo, when he has a few professional fights, is gonna be with in mind that we keep everything good for Tokyo,” explained MP Promotions President Sean Gibbons on Tuesday’s PSA Forum.  With about a year before Tokyo, Gibbons hopes to have Marcial compete in around three professional bouts starting this October.  “We’d hope to possibly have about three fights, because you have about nine months, you have a year before the Olympics, almost to the day right now, but I think you have to stop about three months before, so hopefully, we’ll do something in October, and then we’ll work from there, hopefully three fights before he has to stop and go fully concentrate on the Olympics.”  Gibbons maintains that for now, all of Marcial’s moves will have his Olympics appearance in mind, meaning that his first few pro bouts will likely be 4 to 6-round contest, which is similar to what he’ll be competing in at the Summer games.  To start out, just [4 and 6-rounders] because again, we’re trying to keep in line with what he’s going to be doing in Tokyo, so everything is geared towards preparation for that, and that’s why you start off with a 4 or 6-rounder, then another 4-6 depending again, we have to talk to Eumir, talk to his coaches, talk to everybody, but the idea is to sharpen up a lot of out-of-competition, not the actual fights itself, but all the training he’ll do and, let’s say when he comes to Los Angeles, all the different types of sparring and whoever we work with, along with his coaches,”  Gibbons also gave credit to Marcial’s current coaching team with the National Team, coach Ronald Chavez and coach Don Abnett, the men who have helped transform Marcial to the decorated amateur star and prospect that he is today.  “That’s one of the things I want to say also:  he’s had very good coaches so far, they’ve done very well, so we’re going to adapt whatever Eumir wants, with his coaches, whoever the team chooses in LA to work with,” said Gibbons.  “Yung gusto ko parin kasi, yung makasama ko sa training yung coaches ko, yun parin yung gusto ko makasama dito,” explained Marcial. “Sila pa din yung gusto ko makasama dahil siyempre, Olympics parin, ito parin yung pinag-hahandaan natin, so yun yung gusto kong makasama na mga coach, kasi siyempre amateur parin yung lalaruin natin doon, and gusto ko parin ma-maintain yung style ko yung paano mag-laro sa amateur.”  The commitment to the Olympics, Gibbons says, is something that Marcial has been focused on.  “Eumir has always told me, ‘I promised my dad, I promised the country that I’m gonna win the gold medal.’, so that’s what were doing everything to start the career with, in mind to get better to beat the guy from Ukraine, to beat the Russians, to beat those guys.” As for weight class, Gibbons says that Marcial should be competing around 160-162-pounds or at middleweight in order to keep him in the same division as the one he'll be competing at in the Olympics.  "It appears that we’ll probably  be doing it at middleweight, 160-pounds right in there, 160-162-pounds because again, Eumir is fighting in the Olympics at 165-pounds, that’s 75 kilos, and again, you don’t want to take a guy too low when you’re basically just preparing everything for Tokyo. Somewhere around the weight that he’s been fighting at as an amateur."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

Marcial still committed to national team, but eyes pro fight soon

Fresh from his bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, Marcial hopes to continue representing Team Philippines, but is also looking to move forward in his professional career......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Hometowns ng 19 olympians reregaluhan Milo

MANILA, Philippines – Inanunsiyo ng Milo, ang official choco milk drink ng Philippine Olympic Team, na tatanggap ang hometowns ng 19 Philippine Olympians na lumahok sa katatapos na Tokyo 2020+1 Olympics ng Nestlé products bilang pagkilala sa kanilang ipinakitang champion energy at pagbibigay ng pinakamagandang performance ng Pilipinas sa kasaysayan ng Summer Games. Matapos makuha […] The post Hometowns ng 19 olympians reregaluhan Milo appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

Gilas still at No. 31 in FIBA rankings; US remains No. 1

By JONAS TERRADO The Philippines remained at No. 31 in the latest world rankings released by FIBA following the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics. With 322.8 points, Gilas Pilipinas also kept its hold on being the sixth-best team in Asia, behind world No. 3 and Olympic bronze medalist Australia (690.5), No. 22 Iran (43.8.3), No. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

Sangiao salutes PH Olympians, calls for continuous support for athletes

Legendary Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao is one with the nation in expressing his glee for the superb showing Team Philippines had in the recently concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Team PH: Tokyo Olympics by the numbers

4 -- It’s mission accomplished for Team Philippines at the Tokyo Olympic 2020+1, churning out its best performance ever with a gold, courtesy of Hidilyn Diaz in weightlifting, two silvers from boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam, and a bronze medal by Eumir Marcial, also in boxing.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Mission accomplished: Team Philippines to leave Tokyo with best Olympic bid ever

Team Philippines missed a double gold but is nonetheless breaking camp here soaring high with a great, great breakthrough highlighted by a historic first gold on top of two silvers and one bronze......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Diaz remembers journey, hopes to inspire fellow Filipinos

The Philippines’ first gold medal and Olympic record were the product of all the hard work Hidilyn Diaz and ‘Team HD’ put together that past two years before the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Diaz recalls ‘Team HD’ rollercoaster ride

The first gold medal for the Philippines was the product of all the hard work Hidilyn Diaz and “Team HD” put together the past two years leading up to the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Petecio, Paalam punch way to next round

Three days into the Tokyo Olympics boxing competitions, the four-strong Team Philippines remained intact, their sights fixedly set on the ultimate prize......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

PSC chief on PH team’s heartbreaking setbacks in Olympics: It happens to the best of them

CEBU CIY, Philippines—– The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William “Butch” Ramirez, who is in Tokyo, Japan, said on Sunday, July 25, that losing happens even to the best of them after the Philippine team encountered heartbreaking setbacks in the first two days of the Olympics.  Taekwondo jin Kurt Barbosa and Fil-American swimmer Remedy Rule […] The post PSC chief on PH team’s heartbreaking setbacks in Olympics: It happens to the best of them appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Philippine coach out of Tokyo Olympics after positive COVID-19 test

A coach of Team Philippines will be sent home following back-and-forth false positive and negative tests for COVID-19, Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino revealed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Nievarez first to test waters for Team Philippines

Rower Chris Nievarez kicks off Team Philippines’ mission in the Tokyo Olympics with his stint in the men’s single sculls preliminary heats in the morning of the Games’ opening day on Friday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Philippines fields its sturdiest, most prepared Olympic team in years  

The 19-strong Philippine team waging war in the Tokyo Olympics unfurling on Friday is one of the sturdiest and the most prepared teams formed in years......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

Top Six eyed by young Olympic rowing debutant

Rower Cris Nievarez sets in motion Team Philippines’ quest in the Tokyo Olympics as he plunges into action in the heats of single sculls Friday morning, ahead of the opening ceremony at the Japan National Stadium......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Team Philippines member tests positive before departure

Team Philippines faces two formidable foes in the Tokyo Olympics beginning next week the athletes from the opposing countries and COVID-19......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Obiena vows to perform with pride

Filipino pole vaulter Ernest “EJ” Obiena expressed his disappointment after losing the rare opportunity of being one of two flagbearers for Team Philippines during the opening of the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

Israel Olympic swimmers to train at New Clark City

With 11 days left before the Tokyo Olympics, the Israeli national swimming team arrived in the Philippines over the weekend to train at the New Clark City......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Durant says US men’s team wants to honor Kobe at Tokyo Olympics

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has said the United States basketball team has Kobe Bryant’s DNA embedded in it and will look to honor the Los Angeles Lakers great with their play during this year’s Tokyo Olympics. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and twice Olympic gold medal winner, died last year aged 41 in a helicopter crash […] The post Durant says US men’s team wants to honor Kobe at Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2021