AIBA Women’s Boxing World Championships 2012: Josie Gabuco wins gold

20 05 2012

Josie Gabuco earned the Philippine‘s first ever gold medal in the history of AIBA Women’s Boxing World Championships. Gabuco beat hometown bet Xu Shiqi for the light-flyweight gold medal, 10-9.  While her victory did not give her an olympic slot, it was nevertheless a good news for Philippine boxing specially amateur boxing. With only one boxer going to London, the well-funded Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) are looking for new heroes to show that the country is still relevant in the olympic sport which we used to dominate in the Asian level. Gabuco is no stranger in giving the country honor as she is a back to back Southeast Asian games gold medal winner and a bronze medallist in the 2008 women’s boxing world championships.

Here are the other results of the final matches:


 XU Shiqi                 9

 GABUCO Josie    10


 REN Cancan        14

 ADAMS Nicola    10 


 GORDINI Terry                      10

 KULESHOVA Aleksandra    16


 BROWN Tiara    24

 KRUK Sandra    21


 TAYLOR Katie       11

 OCHIGAVA Sofya    7


 STELMACH Magdalena    5

 PAK Kyong                      10


 ADULINA Mariia    14

 MILLER Raquel       8


 VYSTROPOVA Elena       15

 MARSHALL Savannah    17


 YUAN Meiqing          18

 CREWS Franchon    11


 LI Yunfei                             21

 MAMATKULOVA Yulduz    13

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The Gold Medallists of the 2011 Pan American Games

29 10 2011

Guadalajara, Mexico – The goal of every athlete in any major competition is win the gold medal. The gold medal symbolizes being the top athlete in a certain event. Here are the gold medal winners at the 2011 Pan American Games:

Women’s Mountain Bike – Cross Country Heather IRMIGER 

Men’s Mountain Bike- Cross Country:  Hector Leonardo PAEZ 

Women’s Taekwondo – -49 kg:  Ivett GONDA 

Men’s Taekwondo – -58 kg:  Yulis Gabriel MERCEDES REYES 

Women’s Modern Pentathlon: Margaux ISAKSEN 

Women’s Rhythmic  Gymnastics All Around:  Julie Ashley ZETLIN 

Women’s Swimming 100m Butterfly Claire DONAHUE 

Men’s Swimming 400m Individual Medley Thiago PEREIRA 

Women’s Swimming 400m Individual Medley:  Julia Elizabeth SMIT 

Men’s Swimming 400m Freestyle:  Charles Gipson HOUCHIN

Women’s Swimming 4x100m Freestyle Relay UNITED STATES

Women’s Road Race Inidividual Time Trial:  Maria Luisa CALLE 

Men’s Road Race Inidividual Time Trial:  Marlon Alirio PEREZ 

Equestrian Team Dressage:  UNITED STATES

Rhythmic Gymnastics Groups All Around:  BRAZIL

Men’s Modern Pentathlon:  Oscar  SOTO 

Women’s Taekwondo -57kg:  Irma Edith CONTRERAS 

Men’s Taekwondo -68kg:  Jhohanny JEAN BARTERMI 

Men’s Shooting 10m Air Pistol:   Daryl Lee SZARENSKI 

Women’s Shooting 10m Air Pistol:  Dorothy LUDWIG 

Women’s Swimming 100m Backstroke:  Rachel BOOTSMA 

Men’s Swimming 100m Freestyle:  Cesar CIELO 

Women’s Swimming 200m Freestyle:  Catherine BREED 

Men’s Swimming 100m Breaststroke:  Felipe FRANÇA 

Men’s Swimming 4x100m Freestyle Relay:  Brazil

Women’s Table Tennis Team :  Dominican Republic

Men’s Table Tennis Team:  Brazil

Women’s Rowing Pair:  Argentina

Women’s Rowing Double Sculls:  Cuba

Men’s Rowing Double Sculls:  Argentina

Men’s Rowing Four:  Argentina

Men’s Shooting 10m Air Rifle:  Matthew Lee RAWLINGS 

Women’s Shooting 10m Air Rifle:   Emily Jean CARUSO 

Men’s Squash Doubles:  Mexico

Women’s Squash Doubles:  Mexico

Men’s Track Cycling Team Pursuit:  Colombia

Men’s Track Cycling Team Sprint:   Venezuela

Women’s Track Cycling Team Sprint:  Venezuela

Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Hoop:  Cynthia Yazmin VALDEZ

Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Ball:  Julie Ashley  ZETLIN 

Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Groups 5 Ball:  Brazil

Women’s Taekwondo 67kg:  Melissa AGNOTTA 

Men’s Taekwondo 80kg: Sebastian CRISMANICH 

Women’s Swimming 400m Freestyle:  Gillian Rene RYAN 

Men’s Swimming 200m Butterfly:  Leonardo DE DEUS 

Women’s Swimming 100m Breaststroke Ann Catherine CHANDLER 

Men’s Swimming 100m Breaststroke:  Thiago PEREIRA 

Women’s Squash Individual:  Samantha TERAN 

Men’s Squash Individual: Miguel  RODRIGUEZ 

Women’s Rowing Single Sculls:  Margot SHUMWAY 

Women’s Rowing Lightweight Double Sculls:  Mexico

Women’s Rowing Pair:  United States

Men’s Rowing Pair:  Argentina

Men’s Rowing Lightweight Double Sculls:  Mexico

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Eumir Marcial, PHL’s newest boxing sensation

5 08 2011

Marcial in Action

Eumir Marcial? Who is he? Majority of the Filipinos did not know him until he won the country’s first ever gold medal in the AIBA World Junior Championship held in Astana, Kazakstan recently.  The light-bantamweight fighter out of Zamboanga City has just become one of the country’s brightest hope for an Olympic Gold Medal.

Unlike in basketball or football where the Philippines would just be happy of qualifying in the Olympics, Boxing is actually one of the sports that will give us best chance to finally grab a Gold medal. Marcial is only 15 years old and he is not eligible to compete in next year’s London Olympics but Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) is looking for him to banner the 2016 Olympic Boxing Team.

Eumir Marcial beat Cengiz Onat of Turkey, 9-7 in the Finals. He was rewarded 300,000 pesos by corporate Smart-PLDT for bagging the historic gold medal. He trained hard for the tournament and was coached by Olympian Romeo Brin.

A lot is expected of Marcial and hopefully he will continue his development and not get tempted to go pro. With achievers like him, the ABAP program is slowly building a formidable amateur boxing team that can bring home countless of international honors. Remember the name Eumir Marcial, I am sure you will know him more in the years to come.

PHL Boxers earn cash rewards for Asiad feats

26 11 2010
The PLDT Logo

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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.

Asian Games: Orcollo bags second gold medal for PH

18 11 2010
Billard and snooker

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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: Biboy Rivera is the first Filipino gold medallist of the 2010 Games

15 11 2010
XVI Asian Games

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After days of wait, the Philippines finally barged in gold medal tally in the 2010 Asian Games.  The gold is courtesy of bowler Engelberto “Biboy” Rivera in bowling‘s men’s singles event.  He had a total of 1414 pinfalls which was good enough to defeat Kuwaiti Mohammed Algreebah (1404) and the rest of the field of 104 bowlers. Team Philippines also bagged the bronze of the event courtesy of Frederick Ong. The 12 man PH bowling delegation expects more medals in the next few days.

Other meaningful results by the Filipino athletes:

Women’s 8 Ball: Rubilyn Amit 5 – Uyanga Battulga of Mongolia 0; Iris Ranola 5 – Zoljargal Zorigt of Mongolia 3

Chess: GM Wesley So (3.0)  GM Rogelio Antonio (2.5)

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