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18th Asian Games 2018 News

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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Krog, Carcueva rule Tour de Linggarjati

Sprint specialist Jonel Carcueva and junior cycling ace Rex Luis Krog delivered a pair of rousing victories for Go For Gold Philippines in the challenging Tour de Linggarjati. Carcueva got the needed shot in the arm from his Go For Gold teammates and ruled the men’s...

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Diaz kicks off journey to 2020 Olympics

Olympic silver medalist and Asian Games champion Hidilyn Diaz will begin her campaign in the 2018 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Besides capturing a medal on the world stage, Diaz is looking to earn the qualifying...

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Yulo enters artistic gymnastics world championship finals

Filipino gymnast Caloy Edriel Yulo pulled off a historic feat after entering the finals of the 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championship. The 18-year-old Yulo scored 81.230 to finish 12th place in the men’s all-around during the two-day qualifying round held in...

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Chicano seizes Tri-Factor International Triathlon title

John Leerams Chicano of Go For Gold Philippines never goes tired of conducting triathlon clinics in rural areas in search of future triathlon talents. The national team mainstay has once again inspired those young triathletes under his tutelage after recently winning...

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Tabamo captures gold medal in Tammer Cup

Tampere, Finland- Flyweight Marvin Tabamo snared a gold medal in the 39th Tammer Cup, an annual boxing tournament held in this southern Finnish city. In Sunday's Finals, Tabamo won a unanimous decision over Estonia's Serikov Kirill while light flyweight Ramel Macado...

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Saso Keeps PH Medal Hopes Up

Yuka Saso scored a one-over 71 for joint second place at the start of women’s golf while fencer Lawrence Everett Tan and swimmer Nicole Oliva failed to medal in their events on Tuesday in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

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