EJ Obiena rules Poland meet with season-best 5.81m

By: Mark Giongco – Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQINQUIRER.net / 02:47 PM February 12, 2022 FILE–Philippines’ Ernest John Obiena competes during the indoor men’s pole vault Beijer gala event in Uppsala, Sweden, on February 9, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) MANILA, Philippines—EJ Obiena redeemed himself with his first win of the year, topping the Orlen […]

PH, 3 other Southeast Asian nations chase first Winter Olympics medal

By: Bong Lozada – Reporter / @BLozadaINQINQUIRER.net / 08:54 PM February 10, 2022 Philippines’ flag bearer Asa Miller leads the delegation as they enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the National Stadium, known as the Bird’s Nest, in Beijing, on February 4, 2022. (Photo by Jewel […]

What you need to know about the Chinese New Year

By: Kathleen de Villa – Researcher / @Inq_ResearchersPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 08:38 PM January 28, 2022 —Lad Hara Caingcoy/Unsplash Chinese New Year festivities remain scaled back for the third straight year in an effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. Despite the disruptions, many continue to celebrate the Chinese New Year, observing traditions […]

Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal with weightlifting

By Rhea Mogul, CNN Updated 0656 GMT (1456 HKT) July 27, 2021   Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz reacts while competing in the women’s 55kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (CNN)Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history Monday becoming the first athlete from the Philippines to win gold at the Olympics. The 30-year-old set an Olympic record, […]

Alex Eala, Priska Nugroho sweep foes to win Australian Open crown

Despite missing out on singles success, the partnership of the Philippines’ Alex Eala and Indonesian Priska Madelyn Nugroho claimed the 2020 Australian Open junior girls’ doubles title, beating out Slovenia’s Ziva Falkner and Great Britain’s Matilda Mutavdzic in the Finals, 6-1, 6-2, Friday afternoon Manila time. Both Eala and Nugroho were ousted in the third […]

Hidilyn Diaz bags 2 bronze medals in 2019 IWF World Championships

2016 Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz bagged two bronze medals in the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships women’s 55kg category Friday (Saturday, Manila time) in Pattaya, Thailand. Hidilyn Diaz of Philippines (AP file Photo/Firdia Lisnawati) Diaz copped two bronzes after lifting 121 kg in clean and jerk discipline and 214 kg in total. […]

Gymnast Carlos Yulo captures historic world championship gold

Carlos Yulo came through with a performance to remember in the floor exercise and captured the historic first gold medal in the 49th FIG World Artistic Championships in Stuttgart, Germany on Saturday night. Carlos Edriel Yulo of the Philippines, center and gold medal, Artem Dolgopyat of Israel, left and silver medal, and Xiao Ruoteng of […]

Wesley So whips World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen, captures World Fischer Random Chess title

Grandmaster Wesley So outclassed reigning world classical titlist Magnus Carlsen 13.5-2.5 to emerge as the inaugural champion of the World Fischer Random Chess Championship in Hovikodden, Norway on Sunday. Wesley So, center, during the awarding ceremony. (Photo courtesy of tournament website) It was a one-sided affair for So, who was born in Cavite but who […]