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 […]