Jun Lomibao

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Gilas women lose, too, but keep gold

HANOI—The national women’s team absorbed a first loss to Malaysia, 96-93, on Friday but still retained the gold medal on the final day of the basketball competitions of the 31st Southeast Asian Games at the Thanh Tri Gymnasium.

Horror in Hanoi!

HANOI—Eumir Felix Marcial and two other boxers won their final bouts on Sunday but the biggest news—or more appropriately the saddest—came from the men’s basketball final where Indonesia scored a monumental upset and snatched what is considered as the most important gold medal for the Philippines.

Rockin’ and rollin’ in billiards, tennis

HANOI—The guaranteed victories in billiards and tennis were officially etched on Saturday but the Philippines anxiously stared at breaking the 50-gold medal barrier and a potential fourth-place finish in the 31st Southeast Asian Games that winds down to its last day of active competitions.

Team PHL teeters in 4th place in SEAG

HANOI—The gold medals came in trickles anew on Thursday and with victories notched in only two fronts—bowling and judo—in the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Thursday, the Philippines dropped to a tight race for fourth place in the overall medals race that host Vietnam solidly gripped with four days of action remaining.

Bowlers reap 2nd gold medal

HANOI—Merwin Tan captured a second gold medal at the 31st Southeast Asian Games after he anchored the country’s entry to bowling’s team of four event at the Royal City Hanoi Bowling Lanes on Thursday.

Pool ace, archers deliver golds

HANOI—Johann Chua won an all-Filipino final with Carlos Biado in men’s 9-ball of billiards as eagle-eyed sisters Abby and Pia Bidaure and Phoebe Amistoso gave the country its first archery gold medal on Wednesday in the 31st Southeast Asian Games.

Prado, Morales lead criterium bid

HOA BINH—It will be the road riders turn to shoot for the elusive cycling gold medal as Jermyn Prado leads the women’s team and Jan Paul Morales heads the men’s squad in the criterium event of the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Thursday morning here.

Amit, Cray, Barbosa scoop golds for PHL

HANOI—Rubilen Amit,  Eric Cray and  Kurt Bryan Barbosa snatched gold medals on Tuesday and although the mints came in trickles, the Philippines remained in the thick of the fight for the second and third places in the 31st  Southeast Asian Games.

PHL cagebelles hurdle Indonesians

HANOI—Quick, agile and obviously superior in skill set, the Philippine women’s team foiled Indonesia, 93-77, to kick off its gold medal-retention bid in Southeast Asian Games women’s basketball action on Monday at the Thanh Tri Gymnasium.

Padios gives PHL 1st gold

HANOI—Mary Francine Padios delivered the Philippines’ first gold medal in the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday following her victory in pencak silat’s women’s seni (artistic or form) tunggal single event at the Bac Tu Lien Gymnasium.

Senator Pia leads filing of motion to cite PATAFA in contempt on EJ Obiena issue 

SENATOR Pia Cayetano on Wednesday led the filing of a motion to cite in contempt the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) board for disobeying the Senate Committee on Sports’ order for PATAFA’s to amicably settle its differences with world-ranked pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena through mediation procedures facilitated by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

Grounded to a halt

THE mediation process to resolve the burning issue between world-class pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena and his federation rolled out after lunch time on Monday and grounded to a halt an hour past sunset.

Paalam in harness to bag 2nd gold in Tokyo

TOKYO—What Hidilyn Diaz accomplished in weightlifting at the start of the Tokyo Olympics, Carlo Paalam aims to match with similar emphatic flourish in boxing on the penultimate day Saturday of the Games that looked headed to surviving the Covid-19 pandemic with aplomb.

Paalam locks in on Gold No. 2

TOKYO—Carlo Paalam fights an opponent from Great Britain in the men’s flyweight final of boxing on Saturday afternoon hoping to nail a gold medal that would more than a thousand times underscore that the Philippines has overachieved in these Tokyo Olympics.

Paalam fights for gold

TOKYO—Carlo Paalam put on a dominant performance in a men’s featherweight semifinal clash against Japan’s Ryomei Tanaka on Thursday to prime himself up for the country’s second gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics that looks bound to survive the Covid-19 pandemic in three days.

Bianca, Yuka out of contention

TOKYO—Bianca Pagdanganan carded an even-par 71 on another scorching summer day that saw American Nelly Korda taking over the reins after the second round of the women’s golf competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.

Guiao calls on Pagcor ‘to restore 5% share to sports commission

TOKYO—Former Pampanga congressman Joseller “Yeng” Guiao called on government to restore the Philippine Sports Commission’s (PSC) full share from the earnings of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) “to sustain the gains made by national athletes in the country’s best Olympic finish in history.”

Tokyo hot for golfers; 2 boxers in big fights

TOKYO—Bianca Pagdanganan stayed within striking distance while Yuka Saso refused to melt under the sweltering Japanese summer heat as golf resumed with the women’s event where the country is pinning its chances to add to the gold medal Hidilyn Diaz already won in weightlifting.

Bianca, Yuka in the hunt

TOKYO—Bianca Pagdanganan carded a two-under 69 and Yuka Saso went three over with a 74 and the two Filipinas stayed within striking distance of the pace at the start of the women’s competition of golf at the Kasumigaseki Golf Club course in Kawagoe on Wednesday.

Knott melts in Tokyo heat

TOKYO—Kristina Marie Knott missed her modest target and crashed out of the women’s 200 meters of athletics on Monday—no thanks to the Japanese summer heat—at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.

Marcial’s fists do the talking

TOKYO—Eumir Felix Marcial sent fellow pro Arman Darchinyan of Armenia crashing down to a painful knockout defeat on Sunday, thus advancing to the semifinal round and assuring the country of a third medal in the Tokyo Olympics.

Nesthy tries to move closer to golden goal

TOKYO—Already assured of giving the Philippines its first women’s Olympic boxing medal, Nesthy Petecio is aiming for a metal that shines brighter when she steps atop the ring against an Italian rival who moved one division lighter to get into her comfort zone.

Marcial advances to quarterfinals

TOKYO—Eumir Felix Marcial sent a strong message—but not Irish Magno—on the boxing ring; Juvic Pagunsan squeezed into contention in men’s golf; and EJ Obiena and Kristina Knott were put on heightened alert halfway through the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.

Nesthy eyes medal round

TOKYO—Nesthy Petecio returns to the boxing ring on Wednesday against Colombia’s Yeni Marcela Arias Castaneda in a women’s featherweight bout hoping to advance to the medal round at the Tokyo Olympics.