22 January 2006

Famous Philippine Athletes

It seems filipino athletes are again taking the spotlight. Go check out this site. Actually, this site seems to be taken down for some reason. Thank god for the Wayback machine.

They have featured bios of Philippine Athletes like:

  • Manny Pacquiao - won the International Boxing Federation super bantamweight championship at the age of 23
  • Lydia de Vega - Asia's fastest woman in the 1980s. Brought home the gold medal twice in a row in the Asian Games in the 100-meter dash; and the silver medal in the 200-meter run.
  • Paeng Nepomuceno - the all-time greatest international bowler with six world championships to his credit
  • Bong Coo - made her mark in the bowling world when she delivered nine consecutive strikes in 1979. She has continued to reap honors for the country since then.
  • Carlos Loyzaga - led the Philippine team that won a bronze medal in the 1954 World Basketball Championship and four gold

    And many more famous filipino athletes. Go check 'em out. Click on the title to go to the link.

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