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Vargas All Praises for Filipino Athletes

Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Ricky Vargas is all praises for the Filipino athletes who competed in the 18th Asian Games and bagged four gold, two silver and 15 bronze medals.

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Huelgas, Chicano Emerge Best in Southeast Asia

John Chicano and Niko Huelgas lived up to their billing as the best male triathletes in Southeast Asia on Saturday by finishing 10th and 16th, respectively,  in men’s triathlon of the 18th Asian Games that finished in front of the Jakabaring Sport City Shooting Range.

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Women’s Volleyball Ends Up Eighth

The Philippines took a 17-25, 25-23, 19-25, 20-25 beating again from Indonesia to wind up its women’s volleyball competition in the 18th Asian Games with only one victory as against four losses on Saturday at the Gor Bulungan Gym inside the Gelora Bung Karno complex.

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Better Finish for PH Men’s Basketball

Out of the medal running, the Philippines still put on a show as it ran roughshod over Syria, 109-55, to settle for fifth place in the 18th Asian Games men’s basketball competition at the Gelora Bung Karno Basketball Hall on Friday night.

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Ladon Goes Home with Boxing Silver

No thanks to a head butt, Rogen Ladon will go home with a silver medal in men’s flyweight of boxing in the 18th Asian Games. Ladon was the last man standing for Team Philippines who had a shot at a fifth gold medal.

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Ladon Moves to Snatch 5th Gold in Boxing

Rogen Ladon dominated Thailand’s Yuttapong Tongdee, 5-0, in a men’s flyweight semifinal on Friday to move one victory shy of snatching the Philippines fifth gold medal in the 18th Asian Games.

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Mangrobang Seventh in Women’s Triathlon

Affected by the stifling early morning heat, Kim Mangrobang struggled in the last lap of the run leg to finish in seventh place in the 18th Asian Games women’s triathlon competitions that wound up in front of the Jakabaring Sport City Shooting Range on Friday.

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Watanabe Settles for Silver in Judo

Filipino-Japanese Kiyomi Watanabe faced a top-ranked Japanese in women’s –63 kgs of judo and fell, 10-0, to settle for the country’s first silver medal in the 18th Asian Games on Thursday night at the Jakarta Convention Center Plenary Hall.

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Marcial Joins Paalam and Ladon in Boxing Semis

Eumir Felix Marcial and Carlo Paalam booted out their respective opponents in men’s boxing action for two guaranteed bronze medals for the country in the 18th Asian Games at the Jakarta International Expo.

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Ladon Assured of Boxing Bronze Medal

Olympian Rogen Ladon threw everything he got against against Azat Mahmetov of Kazakhstan and came away with a hard-earned 3-2 split decision win in a flyweight quarterfinals match that  assured the Philippines a bronze medal in boxing in the 18th Asian Games on Tuesday night.

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Pinoy Dribblers Wallop Japan

The Philippines vented all of its frustrations on an undermanned Japanese side as it pulled off an emphatic 113-80 victory to assure itself of at least a sixth-place finish in the 18th Asian Games Basketball Competitions at the Gelora Bung Karno Basketball Hall on Tuesday.

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Paalam Makes It 2 Sure Bronzes for PH Boxing

JAKARTA—Carlo Paalam toppled an older and more seasoned foe from Kazakhstan, Termirtas Zhussupov, 4-1, on Wednesday to assure himself of a men’s flyweight bronze medal in 18th Asian Games boxing action at the Jakarta Expo Boxing Hall. Paalam, the youngest on the...

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Abad Scores Fourth Bronze Medal for PH Pencak

JAKARTA—Asian Games first timer Almohaidib Abad finished third in men’s singles to bag the the country’s fourth bronze medal in pencak silat on Wednesday in the 18th Asian Games at the Padepokan Pencak Silat Hall at the Gelora Bung Karno Complex. At 18, Abad became...

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Regalado, Tsukii Add 2 More Bronzes to PH Coffers

Martial artists Cherry May Regalado and Junna Tsukii dropped two bronze medals to the Philippine coffers and the men’s basketball team was thrown out of the window by South Korea on Monday in the 18th Asian Games.

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Marcial KOs Rival in Asiad Boxing Competition

Eumir Felix Marcial knocked out Macau’s Ng Kuo Kok in the second round of their welterweight bout to advance in the 18th Asian Games boxing competitions late Monday night at the Jakarta Expo Boxing Hall.

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Golfers Strike 2 Golds in Asian Games

It was a golden Sunday twice over for the Philippines as Filipino-Japanese Yuka Saso powered the country to a sweep of individual and team honors in a nerve-wracking final round in the 18th Asian Games golf competition at the Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club course.

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Fernandez suffers KO loss at hands of Iraqi foe

Incheon Asian Games bronze medalist Mario Fernandez crashed out of the medal race Saturday night, suffering a disappointing third-round knockout at the hands of virtually unknown Jaafar Abdulridha Ali Al Sudani of Iraq in the preliminaries of the Men’s Bantamweight (56kg) Boxing Competitions of the 18thAsian Games here Saturday night. 

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Ochoa Cops Bronze in All-Filipino Clash with Napolis

Margarita “Meggie” Ochoa emerged victorious in an all-Philippine battle for third place with Jenna Kaila Napolis in ju-jitsu’s newaza women’s -49 kgs class to add another bronze—the sixth—to the country’s coffers in the 18th Asian Games.

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Yulo Winds Up Seventh in Floor Exercise Finale

Carlos Yulo entered the men’s floor exercise final of gymnastics as the top-ranked athlete but wound up second to last—no thanks to a daring routine he couldn’t complete—to bomb out of a podium finish in the 18th Asian Games on Thursday night at the Jakarta International Expo here on Thursday.

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Pinoy Bowlers Continue Medal Search

The Philippines’ quest for a medal in 18th Asian Games bowling remained elusive for the second straight day on Thursday as the No. 1 team of Kenneth Chua, Merwin Tan and Enzo Hernandez wound up in 10th place in men’s trios at the Jakabaring Bowling Center here.

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Wally Saves Philippines with Bronze Finish

Divine Wally salvaged a bronze from wushu’s women’s -52 kgs of sanda late Wednesday night to prevent what could have been a first medal-less day for the Philippines in the 18th Asian Games.

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