2012 London Olympics: Schedule of Events of Filipino participants

28 07 2012

Here is the game schedule of the Filipino Olympic athletes:

July 27 – Rachel Cabral and Mark Javier (Archery – Qualifying Rounds)
July 30 and 31, August 1 and August 3 – if they will advance

July 29 – Jessie Khing Lacuna (Swimming – Qualifying Heats)

July 30 – Brian Rosario (Shooting – Qualifying Rounds)
July 31 – if he will advance

July 30 – Hidilyn Diaz (Weightlifting)

July 31 – Mark Barriga (Boxing – First Round)

August 1 – Jasmine Alkhaldi (Swimming – Qualifying Heats)

August 3 – Tomohiko Hoshina (Judo)

August 7 – Marestella Torres (Long Jump)

August 8 – Rene Herrera (5,000m Race)

August 8 – Dennis Caluag (Cycling)

Let us support our athletes in their quest for Olympic glory. Mabuhay!!!

London Olympics: 2012 Philippine Olympic Team

12 07 2012

The Philippines are sending 11 athletes in 8 disciplines in the coming London Olympics.  Here are the Filipinos that will be competing in the 2012 Olympics:

  1. Mark Javier (Archery) – The pride of Siliman University will be going to his second olympics. In 2008, he finished in the ranking round before getting eliminated by Kou Cheng Wei  of Chinese-Taipei in the first round of the knockout stages. Javier also placed 9th in the individual category of the 2006 Asian Games.
  2. Rachel Cabral (Archery) – The University of Makati graduate will be competing in her first Olympics. She bagged her Olympic spot in the FITA Final World Olympic Qualification Tournament held last month.
  3. Rene Herrera  (Athletics) – Herrera will be competing in his pet event the 3000 m Steeplechase. He is a 5-time SEA Games Gold medallist in the said event.  His 8:49.39 personal best is a long-standing Philippine record. The world record for the event is 7:53.63 held by Saif Saaeed Shaheen of Qatar.
  4. Marestella Torres (Athletics) – Torres is competing in the long jump event. She won the 2009 Asian Championships for the event. She holds the Southeast Asian games record of 6.71m established in the 2011 SEA Games.  Galina Chistyakova of the former Soviet Union holds record for the event with a leap of 7.52m.
  5. Mark Anthony Barriga (Boxing) – Barriga is the lone Filipino boxer competing in this year’s Olympics. The Light-Flywight from Davao will be one of the few Pinoy participants who has a fair shot of bagging an Olympic medal.  He reached the Round of 16 in last year’s World Boing Championships and he was eliminated by China’s Zou Shiming who eventually won the gold.
  6. Daniel Caluag (Cycling) – Filipino-American Calauag will be competing in the Men’s BMX event. He used to be one of top BMX athletes in the USA before deciding to don the Philippine colors.
  7. Tomohiko Hoshina (Judo) – The 24 year old Filipino-Japanese will be the country’s representative in Judo’s plus-100 Kilogram class. He was a silver medallist in the 2007 Thailand SEA Games.
  8. Brian Rosario (Shooting) – Rosario will be shooting for a medal in the skeet shooting event. He was chosen over Hagen Topacio, Sydney Olympian Jethro Dionisio, Beijing Olympian Erik Ang and 17-times SEA Games pistol shooter Nathaniel “Tac” Padilla by the Philippine National Shooting Association to be the country’s wild card entry for the 2012 Olympics.
  9. Jessie Khing Lacuna (Swimming) – 18 year old Lacuna will be competing in the 200m freestyle.  He was a silver medallist of the said event in the 2011 SEA Games. Luckily for him, Olympic record holder Michael Phelps will not compete in the said event.
  10. Jasmine Alkhaldi (Swimming) – The pretty 19- year old swimmer will be competing in the 100m freestyle. She currently holds the Philippine record for the event.
  11. Hidilyn Diaz (Weightlifting) – The female lifter from Zamboanga City will be representing the Philippines in her second Olympics. She was a wild card entry in Beijing 2008 as a 17 year old.

AIBA Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament: Suarez, Ladon win but 2 PHL pugs are eliminated

6 04 2012

Astana, KazakhstanAIBA Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament for Men’s Boxing is under way.   The tournament will determine the final set of participants for Asia in the 2012 London Olympics later this year. There are 4 slots to be filled in the flyweight, light welterweight, and middleweight divisions. The top 3 finishers in the bantamweight, welterweight, and light heavyweight categories will also get an Olympic slot.  Only the first placer for light flyweight, lightweight, heavyweight, and super heavyweight will be going to London.

The only Filipino qualifier so far is light flyweight Mark Anthony Barriga who got his slot from last year’s world championship. Here are the results so far:

Flyweight (4 slots):

 JUMAYEV Zarip    18
 TAYEBI Iman         16

 MAYENGBAM Suranjoy    16
 SHIN Dongmyung             14

 NYAMBAYAR Tugstsogt    RSC


Bantamweight (3 slots):

 NGUYEN Van Hai    5
 HASAN Ammar       15

 MALABEKOV Omurbek    22
 WATTHE Damith                 9

 DORJNYAMBUU Otgondalai    12
 ZHANG Jiawei                           13

 QRAISH Seif        7
 LADON Joegin    17

Welterweight (3 slots):

 KIM Joungwon        14
 SAENSIT Apichet    11

 MAMADJANOV Ahmad    17
 MASHARIPOV Bahtiyar    6

 GHASEMI Amin    19
 AHMED Ahmed    12

 ASSI Mohammad    14
 BIN AZMI Khir           9

 LOPEZ Wilfredo               10

 JAFOEV Navruz                   13
 BOIMURODOV Asadullo    +13  

Lightweight (1 slot):

 SUAREZ Charly              14
 NAGZIBEKOV Madadi    11

Light welterweight (4 slots):

 MASUK Wuttichai    17
 CHANG Wei-Jen       9

 HOSSAIN Arif            1

 SAKENOV Ermek    17

Middleweight (4 slots):
 YANG Yu-Ting         19
 ALHINDAWI Odai    12 NAZAROV Sobirdzhon    16
 SUKKHUM Kriangkai       11
 HARON Muhamad    15
 TATONTOS Alex        6 ATOEV Abbos    21
 WOO Sungjae    6
Light Heavyweight (3 slots):
 SANGWAN Sumit    14
 LUONG Van Toan     2 ASAAD Manaf       13
 KIM Hyeongkyu    16
 SADQ Davar                 9
 YULDASHEV Rasul    29

 MAHARJAN Deepak    
Heavyweight (1 slot):
 TULYEK Yerbolat
 SINGH Manpreet     RSC

 TULAGANOV Rustam    11
 BORBASHEV Chingis    13
PHL Results:
Asian Games Gold medallist Rey Saludar was outclassed by 2009 AIBA World Championship silver medallist Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Mongolia in a referee-stopped bout. Joegin Ladon got a 17-7 win over Jordanian bantamweight Seif Qraish. Welterweight bet Wilfredo Lopez was booted out by Chinese Qiong Maimaititue via a 10-20 score. WSB fighter Charly Suarez beat Madadi Nagzibekov of Tajikistan, 14-11.

AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011 Light-flyweight: Zou and Shin win; Barriga gets free trip to London

7 10 2011

The light flyweight semifinal matches are finished. Chinese boxer Zou continued his domination in the lightest weight level as he beat Russian David Ayrapetyan, 15-8. The victory means that Filipino pug Mark Anthony Barriga gets an olympic slot since AIBA awards the top 10 boxers in the lighter weight divisions. Shin Jong of Korea won the other semifinal bout and he will face Zou in the gold medal match.

Men’s Light Flyweight (-49Kg)

ZOU Shiming  15 – 8  David AYRAPETYAN (4)

Serdamba PUREVDORJ (3)  11 – 20  SHIN Jong (2)

AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011: Quarterfinals Initial Results; Barriga’s olympic dream alive

5 10 2011
2012 Summer Olympics

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Baku, Azerbaijan – Mark Anthony Barriga’s chance to go to the 2012 London Olympics lies in the fists of the his conqueror Zou Shiming of China. Zou needs to reach the finals in order to give Barriga a free ride to London. Zou is one step closer to the finals as he beat Thailand’s Kaeo Pongprayoon in the quarterfinals of the 2011 AIBA World Boxing Championships. One more win and Barriga would need to send a thank you card to the legendary Chinese amateur boxer. Zou Shiming will face David Ayrapetyan. It will be a rematch of their 2007 fight where Zou won 23-6. A lot has changed since 2007 since the Baku -born Russian fighter was a silver medallist in the 2009 world championships.

Here are the other  initial results of the Quarterfinal matches:

-49KG Category, Quarterfinals

ZOU Shiming (CHN) b. Kaeo PONGPRAYOON (THA)  14-8
David AYRAPETYAN (RUS) B. Jose de la NIEVE (ESP)  15-8
Serdamba PUREVDORJ (MGL) b. Yosbany VEITIA (CUB)  RSC r.1
Jong SHIN (KOR) b. Devendro LAISHRAM (IND)  28-16

-56KG Category, Quarterfinals

Luke CAMPBELL (ENG) b. Detelin Stefanov DALAKLIEV (BUL)  12-8
John Joe NEVIN (IRL) b. Orzubek SHAYIMOV (UZB)  19-17
Anvar YUNUSOV (TJK) b. Sergey VODOPIYANOV (RUS)  19-9
Lazaro ALVAREZ ESTRADA (CUB) b. Joseph DIAZ (USA)  19-10

-64KG Category, Quarterfinals

Denys BERINCHYK (UKR) b. Heybatulla HAJIALIYEV (AZE)  33-19
Thomas Lee STALKER (ENG) b. Manoj KUMAR (IND) 24-18
Everton LOPES (BRA) b. Gyula KATE (HUN)  AB. r.3
Vincenzo MANGIACAPRE (ITA) b. Munkh-Erdene URANCHIMEG (MGL)  16-11

-75KG Category, Quarterfinals

Ryota MURATA (JPN) b. Darren O’NEILL (IRL)  18-9
Esquiva FALCAO FLORENTINO (BRA) b. Danabek SUZHANOV (KAZ)  13-10
Ievgen KHYTROV (UKR) b. Aleksandar DRENOVAK (SRB)  34-15
Bogdan JURATONI (ROU) b. Andranik HAKOBYAN (ARM)  21-17

-81KG Category, Quarterfinals

Egor MEKHONTSEV (RUS) b. Oleksandr GVOZDYK (UKR)  27-21
Julio De LA CRUZ PERAZA (CUB) b. Damien Duncan HOOPER (AUS)  14-13
Adilbek NIYAZYMBETOV (KAZ) b. Fanlong MENG (CHN)  AB. r.3
Elshod RASULOV (UZB) b. Ehsan ROUZBAHANI (IRI)  15-7

-91KG Category, Quarterfinals

Oleksandr USYK (UKR) b. Artur BETERBIEV (RUS)  17-13
Siarhei KARNEYEU (BLR) b. Chouaib BOULOUDINAT (ALG)  AB. r.2
Teymur MAMMADOV (AZE) b. Jose Angel LARDUET GOMEZ (CUB)  24-20
Xuanxuan WANG (CHN) b. Vassiliy LEVIT (KAZ)  11-9

AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011: Barriga loses to Zhou 5-12

4 10 2011

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Baku, Azerbaijan– The dream run of Mark Anthony Barriga in the World Amateur Boxing Championships ended in the 3rd round in the hands of China‘s Zou Shiming, 5-12. The decorated fighter from China is the 2008 Beijing Olympics Gold medallist. He also won the World Championships in 2005 and 2007. Barriga needs to pray that Zou will dominate this year’s competition in order for him to qualify for the 9th and 10th automatic spots for the 2012 London Olympics.

Other Results in the Light-flyweight category (the winners are qualified for the 2012 Summer Games):

Kaeo PONGPRAYOON (THA) b. Salman ALIZADA (AZE)  23-8 
Shiming ZOU (CHN) b. Mark BARRIGA (PHI)  12-5
Josè de la NIEVE (ESP) b. Alex FERRAMOSCA (ITA)  18-17
David AYRAPETYAN (RUS) b. Lukasz MASZCZYK (POL)  24-7 
Serdamba PUREVDORJ (MGL) b. Ceiber AVILA (COL)  13-12
Yosbany VEITIA (CUB) b. Naoya INOUE (JPN)  15-12
Laishram Devender SINGH (IND) b. Carlos QUIPO (ECU)  18-12  
Jong-Chun SHIN (KOR) b. Jeremy BECCU (FRA)  22-10

-64 Kg Results:

Denys BERINCHYK (UKR) b. Jonathan ALONSO FLETE (ESP)  27-10
Heybatulla HAJIALIYEV (AZE) b. Sanjorbek RAHMONOV (UZB)  33-22
Thomas Lee STALKER (ENG) b. Alexander SOLYANNIKOV (RUS)  17-9
Manoj KUMAR (IND) b. Qing HU (CHN)  17-15  
Gyula KATE (HUN) b. Daniyar YELEUSSINOV (KAZ)  17-11
Everton LOPES DOS SANTOS (BRA) b. Anthony YIGIT (SWE)  22-10
Vincenzo MANGIACAPRE (ITA) b. Zdenek CHLADEK (CZE)  16-9

-81 Kg:

Egor MEKHONTSEV (RUS) b. Marcus BROWNE (USA)  14-6
Oleksandr GVOZDYK (UKR) b. Ramil ALIYEV (AZE)  17-15
Damien Duncan HOOPER (AUS) b. Dinesh KUMAR (IND)  16-7
Julio De LA CRUZ PERAZA (CUB) b. Enrico KOELLING (GER)  8-6
Fanlong MENG (CHN) b. Dzemal BOSNJAK (BIH)  13-6
Adilbek NIYAZYMBETOV (KAZ) b. Jeison Antoni MONROY VARELA (COL)  KO r.2
Elshod RASULOV (UZB) b. Yamaguchi Falcao FLORENTINO (BRA)  17-12
Ehsan ROUZBAHANI (IRI) b. Joseph WARD (IRL)  +15-15

Congratulations to all qualifiers!!!

AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011: Barriga upsets 8th seeded Barnes

4 10 2011
2012 Summer Olympics

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Baku, Azerbaijan – The smallest member of the PHL Boxing team scored on the biggest victory the team as he upended European Champion Patrick Barnes of Ireland, 20-12. Barnes, the Beijing Olympics bronze medallist will now have to fight in the final European qualification in Turkey to be able to box in the 2012 London Olympics. Up next for the Mark Anthony Barriga is Beijing Olympics gold medalist Zou Shiming of China. If he beats Zou, he will get an automatic slot in the 2012 Olympic boxing tournament.

Other results in the -49 kg category:

(1) Salman ALIZADA  (AZE) 16:12 Abdeali DARAA  (MAR)

Kaeo PONGPRAYOON (THA) 14:8 Hamza Touba (GER)

ZOU Shiming (CHI) 12: 2 Istvan UNGVARI (HUN)

Mark Barriga (PHL) 20:12 (8) Patrick Barnes (IRL)

(5) Jose de la Nieve (ESP) 18:12 Ramy Elawady (EGY)


Lukasz MASZCZYK(POL) 28:14 Farhad SHARIFI (AFG)

(4) David AYRAPETYAN (RUS) 23:10 Eros Correa (USA)

(3) Serdamba PUREVDORJ(MGL) 11:6 Thomas ESSOMBA (CMR)

Ceiber AVILA(COL) 14:13 Junior ZARATE (ARG)

Yosbany VEITIA(CUB) 19:5 Georgi ANDONOV (BUL)

Naoya INOUE(JAP) RSC 2 (6) Hovhannes DANIELYAN (ARM)

(7) Carlos Quipo (ECU) 17:10 Ferhat PEHLIVAN (TUR)

 Devendro LAISHRAM (IND) 40:19 Joselito Velazquez (MEX)

Jeremy BECCU(FRA) 21:19  Shakhobidin ZOIROV (UZB)

(2) SHIN Jong (KOR) 22:14 Ronald Serugo (UGA)