Pinoy tracksters bag 4 medals in Singapore Open

  • Page Views 799
  • Philippine bets delivered one gold, three silver and three bronze medals in the 79th Singapore Open Track and Field Championships held recently at the Singapore Sports Hub National Stadium in Singapore.

    University of Perpetual Help System Dalta standout Francis Medina won the lone gold medal for the Philippines when he ruled the men’s 400m hurdles in 51.30 seconds in the tournament sanctioned by the Asian Athletics Association.

    Medina outclassed 2015 Singapore Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist Andrian Andrian of Indonesia who settled for silver after crossing the finish line in 51.52 seconds while Kingkeo Inthavong of Laos finished third with 56.09 seconds.

    The 21-year-old Medina bagged two gold medals in the 2017 National Open Track and Field Championships held in Isabela in April. He topped the 400m hurdles and was also part of the men’s 4x400m relay champion team.

    For winning the gold, Medina is now assured of a spot in the national team bound for the 2017 SEA Games scheduled in August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    On the other hand, Immuel Camino, Rhea Joy Sumalpong and Riezel Buenaventura won silver medals in their respective events.

    Camino finished second in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase (9:30.70) behind gold medalist Chou Ting-Yin of Taiwan (9:11.36). He finished fifth overall in the 5,000m run (15:58.24).

    Sumalpong got her silver in the women’s discus throw (43.29m) while Buenaventura took the runner-up honors in the women’s pole vault (3.40m).

    The bronze medal winners were Anfernee Lopena in the men’s 100m dash (10.73), Manuel Lasangue Jr. in the men’s high jump (2.09m ) and Benigno Marayag in the men’s long jump (7.09m).

    Former SEA Games gold medalist Rosie Villarito fell short in the women’s javelin throw, finishing fifth with a 44.18-meter while Narcisa Atienza also failed to post a podium finish in three events (fifth in women’s high jump, 1.65m; sixth in 100m hurdles, 15.69 seconds; and sixth in shot put, 11.69m).(E. Noguera, MT)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 18 October 2018
      1 day ago No comment

      Why Maine is well-loved, according to Coco

      Having worked with Maine Mendoza as his first-time leading lady, Coco Martin now understands why the actress-host is well-loved by her fans. Martin and Mendoza, along with comedy icon Vic Sotto, are starring in the Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Jack EM Popoy: The Puliscredibles.” According to Martin, they ...

    • 18 October 2018
      1 day ago No comment

      Family with lustrous image but dim relationship in “Kadenang Ginto”

      ABS-CBN brings another enthralling story that touches on family love that goes beyond blood ties in “Kadenang Ginto QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES- ABS-CBN offers another compelling story about a family that glimmers with love but tainted by hatred in its newest series “Kadenang Ginto,” seen outside the Philippines via The ...

    • 16 October 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      Presidential Car Museum Now Open to Public

      The public can now see up close the cars and other vehicles used by former Philippine Presidents with the National Historical Commission’s (NHC) inauguration of the Presidential Car Museum at the Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City, last August 19, 2018. These cars will surely transport Pinoys back in time ...

    • 16 October 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      “DARNA” has a new director

      It’s confirmed that the new big screen version of “Darna” starring Liza Soberano will no longer be directed by Erik Matti. The official reason given is creative or artistic differences. ABS-CBN has already released an official statement about this: “ABS-CBN, Star Cinema, and director Erik Matti have mutually decided ...

    • 13 October 2018
      6 days ago No comment

      “Walang Unli-Rice: A GMA News and Public Affairs Special” airs on GMA Pinoy TV

      GMA Pinoy TV, joins Jessica Soho—widely regarded as the country’s most credible broadcast journalist—together with award-winning documentarists Kara David, Maki Pulido, and Atom Araullo as they present and seek answers to one of the most pressing issues of today in “Walang Unli-Rice: A GMA News and Public Affairs Special”. ...

    %d bloggers like this: