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Hidilyn Diaz’s first coach overjoyed for his ‘masterpiece’

TOKYO – Away from the din of celebration in the weightlifting arena, coach Antonio Agustin felt the joy, excitement and fulfillment of Hidilyn Diaz’s triumph. “My masterpiece,” said Agustin of the Olympic gold winner whom he trained and coached from 2004 to 2017. TRACKER: Hidilyn Diaz at the Tokyo Olympics …

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Floodgates for stream of Olympic medals opened for Philippines?

TOKYO – The morning after the historic moment in the weightlifting arena, there’s an inescapable feeling that the golden breakthrough could open the floodgates for a steady stream of Olympic victories moving forward. The gnawing challenge and pressure of winning the first Olympic gold has burst in the air, and …

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Judoka Watanabe quickly eliminated in Olympic debut

MANILA, Philippines – Fil-Japanese Judoka Kiyomi Watanabe was raring to go in her Olympic debut in the Women's -63kg Judo, but in just 38 seconds Spain's Cristina Cabana Perez ended her journey. In just the opening seconds of their Round of 32 match, Cabana Perez managed to grab hold of …

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Chery Tiggo nips Perlas for third spot

Games Tuesday (PCV Socio-Civic & Cultural Center) 3 p.m. – Choco Mucho vs Cignal HD 6 p.m. – PLDT vs Petro Gazz BACARRA, Ilocos Norte — Chery Tiggo vented its ire on a rusty Perlas side as it hacked out a 25-10, 27-25, 25-23 win Monday to reclaim the third …

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Olympic medal hopes alive and kicking as Filipino boxers go 4-0

TOKYO – Three days into the Tokyo Olympics boxing competitions, the four-strong Team Philippines remained intact, their sights fixedly set on the ultimate prize. Nesthy Petecio cleared her path of the biggest obstacle in the women’s featherweight class as she beat Taiwanese top seed Lin Yu-ting, 3-2, in a slam-bang …

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