PHL Boxers earn cash rewards for Asiad feats

26 11 2010
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The 16th Asian Games was the first major tournament for the revamped and enhanced amateur boxing program of the Philippines.  The Philippines have been one of the boxing powers in Asia and produced heroes like Mansueto and Roel Velasco, Roberto Jalnaiz, Leopoldo Serrantes, and many more.  In the recent years, there was a marked decline of performance in international tournaments. Changes were made and PLDT has taken the cudgels of sponsoring a new breed of Filipino amateur boxers. PLDT Phl Team Boxing sent 6 boxers in this years Asiad, half of those earned a medal. The team finished with 1 GOLD 1 SILVER and 1 BRONZE.  Part of the program is giving financial rewards for boxers who earn medals.

Rey Saludar is set to receive a P3 Million windfall after beating the host bet Chang Yong in front a shocked Chinese crowd. Silver medallist Annie Albania will receive P1 Million and Victorio Saludar will be P500,000 richer for his bronze.

caloycomment: This is great for the program.  I hope this will encourage more boxers to train harder in the amateur levels.  There is some money in the amateur levels and if one will be blessed enough to be the first Filipino olympic gold medallist, he or she will surely get a lot of money.  Not as much as Pacquiao but nevertheless, the first Olympic Gold medallist will have his name immortalized.  The boxers have the biggest chance to become legendary Filipino olympians.  Congratulations to the boxers and the sponsors!!!!

I hope that big companies will emulate PLDT and start to embrace other sporting disciplines so that the athletes can have some world-class training and exposure.  Sports like Taekwondo, chess, sepak-takraw, football, and baseball could use some funds.





Saludar wins Gold; Albania settles for Silver

25 11 2010
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Boxing has always been a source of pride of the Philippines in the past Asian Games.  This year the country is fielding by a well-funded team that is manned by the best amateur fighters in the land including a woman. In the 2010 Asian Games, the boxers finished with a 1-1-1 medal tally.  Rey Saludar stunned Chan Yong of the host country to bag the gold in the 52kg or below division. Annie Albania, the lone female Filipino bet lost to a taller Cancan Ren of China to settle for a well-deserved silver. The Philippines raised its games medal totals to 3-3-9.

Other News:

Smart Gilas routed North Korea in the consolation game in Basketball.  They lost their chance to earn a medal when they lost South Korea 66-74 in yesterday’s matches.

Philippine Chess Team will battle China in the gold medal game in Team Chess.





Asian Games: Gilas tramples India

22 11 2010

Smart Gilas- Philippine Men’s basketball team evens their record to 2-2 after toying with South Asian Representatives India 78-57. JV Casio and Chris Tiu led the scoring with 18 and 13 markers respectively.

 

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
IND INDIA 4 14 20 30 34 41 44 57
PHI PHILIPPINES 8 21 27 31 48 63 70 78

 

Commissioner CHN ZHOU Jiangan
Referee CHN JIANG Zhiyuan
Umpires HKG LAU Cheuk Fai
Umpires KOR YUN Jonghyun

 

IND INDIA
No. Name MIN Field Goals 2 Points 3 Points Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO Pts
M/A % M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
* 4 KOROTH Hareesh 29:57 1 / 5 20 1 / 2 50 0 / 3 0 7 7 1 1 1 1 2
* 7 MISHRA Prakash 31:52 3 / 11 27 3 / 8 38 0 / 3 0 1 1 2 2 3 2 6
* 9 BHRIGUVANSHI Vishe.. (C) 29:02 3 / 12 25 3 / 9 33 0 / 3 0 4 / 4 100 1 5 6 1 4 1 2 2 10
* 14 SINGH Yadwinder 32:43 4 / 12 33 4 / 12 33 2 / 2 100 2 3 5 2 1 2 10
* 15 SINGH Jagdeep 24:00 6 / 10 60 6 / 10 60 2 / 2 100 2 4 6 1 1 2 2 3 14
5 COIMBATORE VENUGOP.. 04:27 1 / 2 50 1 / 2 50 3 2 5 1 2
6 SHAN Dishant Vipul 06:58 1 / 2 50 1 / 2 50 4 / 6 67 2 2 4 1 1 1 3 6
8 SINGH Kiran Pal 03:58 0 / 3 0 0 / 1 0 0 / 2 0 1 1 0
10 RATHEE Sunil Kumar 13:36 0 / 4 0 0 / 4 0 1 / 2 50 1 1 1 3 1 1
11 PEREIRA Eudrick 17:04 3 / 5 60 3 / 5 60 0 / 3 0 2 1 3 4 2 6
12 RAI Trideep 00:00 0
13 JAT Jayram -04:32 0 / 2 0 0 / 2 0 1 1 1 0
Team/Coach 2
Coach HARRIS Bill
Assistant Coach SINGH Rajinder
Totals 22 / 68 32 22 / 55 40 0 / 13 0 13 / 19 68 14 27 41 5 12 3 2 18 16 57
PHI PHILIPPINES
No. Name MIN Field Goals 2 Points 3 Points Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO Pts
M/A % M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
* 4 BARROCA Andy Mark 21:58 3 / 9 33 3 / 7 43 0 / 2 0 2 / 2 100 2 2 2 2 2 8
* 5 TIU Christopher Jo.. (C) 22:23 5 / 11 45 2 / 5 40 3 / 6 50 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 13
* 11 TAULAVA Pauliasi 21:10 4 / 4 100 4 / 4 100 2 / 5 40 2 7 9 1 1 2 3 10
* 13 WILLIAMS Kelly 24:28 3 / 6 50 3 / 6 50 1 / 2 50 2 3 5 3 2 1 1 1 7
* 15 LUTZ Christopher R.. 32:01 3 / 7 43 3 / 5 60 0 / 2 0 4 / 5 80 1 1 1 3 4 4 10
6 CASIO Joseph Evans 21:47 6 / 12 50 3 / 5 60 3 / 7 43 3 / 4 75 1 1 3 1 2 1 3 18
7 MERCADO Solomon Je.. 00:00 0
8 AGUILAR Japeth Pau.. 00:00 0
9 SLAUGHTER Gregory .. 18:31 1 / 5 20 1 / 5 20 2 / 4 50 2 5 7 2 3 3 4
10 BARACAEL Marnel 20:35 3 / 6 50 3 / 5 60 0 / 1 0 3 3 3 2 6
12 BALLESTEROS Jason 07:42 1 1 2 3 2 0
14 LASSITER Marcio 07:50 1 / 2 50 1 / 2 50 1 1 1 2
Team/Coach
Coach TOROMAN Rajko
Assistant Coach REYES Vincent
Totals 29 / 62 47 23 / 44 52 6 / 18 33 14 / 22 64 7 26 33 13 9 7 7 17 17 78

 

INDIA PHILIPPINES
Points from Turnovers 12 10
Points in the Paint 38 28
Second Chance Points 2 7
Fast Break Points 10 4

 

INDIA PHILIPPINES
Biggest Lead 29
Biggest Scoring Run 12-0(34-48) 6-0(24-27)
Lead Changes 0
Times Tied 1

caloycomment: It was an expected win by the Philippines.  Tonights match-up with Taipei will determine their chances in advancing further in this tournament. A loss will mean that they will face the host China in the quarterfinals.  China will be tough to beat at home.  A win will make them battle Korea which is somehow beatable.

 





Asian Games: Tabuena earns Silver in Men’s Golf

21 11 2010
(4/365) :: Golf Thursdays

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16 year old Miguel Luis Tabuena emerged as one of the youngest Filipino Asian games heroes by capturing the silver medal in the men’s golf competitions.  He closed out the tournament with an even 72 and ended up just behind Korean Whee Meen Kim who won the competition by a whopping 11 shots.  The Koreans swept all the gold medals in golf in the 2010 Asian Games.  Men’s team ended in a disappointing 5th place after contending most of the week.

The Philippines added 3 more bronze medals from taekwondo.  Paul Romero, John Paul Lizardo, and Kirstie Elaine Alora all lost in their semi-final matches ending their gold medal hopes.  With the medals of the 4, PH has now a tally of 2-2-8 (Gold silver BronzE)

caloycomment: It was a marvelous performance by the young parbuster.  I foresee another future Filipino golfing star that will do well in the Asian Tour.  The golfing competition though was a testament to Korea’s reputation as the hotbed of golf stars in Asia.  The Koreans simply overwhelmed the competitions, it was never even close. As for the takewondo jins, it was great to see them earning medals.  Although the Philippine Sports Commission would have wanted to see more.  I think taekwondo is one of the sports we can actually somehow win an Olympic medal. This sport should be actively introduced and developed in the grassroots level.





Asian Games: Philippine quintet loses to Japan; Tsomlee Go bags taekwondo bronze

20 11 2010
Olympic schedule (Competitions) Taekwondo

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The Smart-Gilas Philippine Basketball Team fell to Japan in its Group F match 58-60 in the 2010 Asian Games Basketball competition.  The Philippine team has to beat India and Chinese-Taipei to further advance in the tournament. It was a tough loss for Filipino cagers since they started the game with a 14-9 lead and had a chance to win or tie in the final seconds.

Meanwhile, 2-time Filipino Olympian Tsomlee Go settle for a bronze medal in the men’s under 63 kg division of the taekwondo competitions. Go was defeated in a very close match to eventual Gold medallist Lee Dae Hoon of Korea.  Go won 2 matches before bowing to the Korean representative in the extension period of their match. His bronze the Philippine’s medal tally to 2-1-5 (gold-silver-bronze)





Asian Games: Orcollo bags second gold medal for PH

18 11 2010
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Veteran Dennis Orcullo captured the gold medal of the 9-ball event in billiards of the 2010 Asian Games by beating compatriot Warren Kiamco 9-7. The finals became an all-Filipino duel when Orcullo beat Jeong Young Hwa of Korea 9-3 and Kiamco outlasted Taipei‘s Ko Pin Yi in their respective semifinal duels. The medals from the 9-ball event brought the country’s medal tally to 2-1-4 (G-S-B).

Other Notable Results:

Miguel Luis Tabuena leads individual men’s play in gold by 3 strokes after the 2nd day of competitions.

Hagen Alexander Topacio is second in the first day of trap shooting after scoring a 72

The men’s trap team is running 4th

Swimmer Miguel Molina qualified in the men’s 200m breaststroke finals





Asian Games Basketball: Smart Gilas rips Qatar

17 11 2010
Casio

A day after losing to the formidable Iranian team, the Smart Gilas Philippine National Basketball team beat up an ailing Qatar national squad 90-68.  The Gilas finally showed what there offense can do and was able to limit another opponent under 70 points. JV Casio led 5 other players in double figures to rout Qatar.  Casio sizzled with 22 points.  The PH quintet led all the way and has evened their record to 1-1 in Group F competitions. Next up for the national squad is Japan.

Upcoming Schedule:

November 19 (9:30pm) PHL v Japan
Novembe r21 (9:30pm) PHL v India
November 22 (9:30pm) PHL v Taipei

Other results for the Filipino Athletes:

Mark Eddiva won a bronze medal in wushu to up the Philippine medal tally to 1-0-3 (G-S-B)

caloycomment: With the win, the path to the quarterfinals is quiet clear.  I just hope that they will sweep the rest of the Group F games so that they can get a favorable match-up in the next round. For the rest of the athletes, I hope a new hero will emerge in the next few days because the performance of our delegation is somehow lackluster. I hope the well-funded boxing team will start making us proud.








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