LOOK: Official parade uniform of Team PH for SEA Games

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 24, 2019   •   2120

Renowned designer Francis Libiran has revealed the official parade uniform of Team Philippines for SEA Games.

On his Facebook post, Libiran said his design incorporated the vibrant colors of the Philippine flag.

“I’m so honored to design the official parade uniform of Team Philippines for the 30th Southeast Asian Games,” he said in his post.

I’m so honored to design the official parade uniform of Team Philippines for the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Reinventing…

Posted by Francis Libiran on Sunday, 21 July 2019

According to Libiran, he used “Philippine fibers and materials, accented with custom art deco embroidery.”

The Southeast Asian games is scheduled from November 30 to December 11 and will feature 530 events across 56 sports.—AAC

Inoue lets Donaire borrow Muhammad Ali trophy for his sons

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 8, 2019

Naoya Inoue (L) of Japan lets Filipino-American boxer Nonito Donaire (R) borrow the Muhammad Ali trophy for his sons after the latter bowed to the Japanese by unanimous decision on Thursday at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.  (Photo: World Boxing Super Series Instagram Account)

After winning the bantamweight championship of the World Boxing Super Series, Naoya Inoue lets Nonito Donaire borrow Muhammad Ali trophy in order to fulfill a promise to his sons.

In his Facebook post, Donaire said he promised his sons that he would take home the trophy if he wins his fight against Inoue for the bantamweight championship on Thursday (November 7) at Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

But Inoue won by unanimous decision and is set to take home the championship.

“I humbly asked Inoue to borrow it for a night, not for me but for my word. It’ll be a life lesson my boys will soon learn,” Donaire said in his post.

“It’ll pain them to see my face. They’ll kiss my wounds. They’ll see a trophy we don’t get to take home and understand what it means to want to train harder,” he added.—AAC

Samantha Catantan wins gold medal in Asian Fencing Championship

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 31, 2019

Samantha Catantan

Philippine bet Samantha Catantan bagged the gold medal at the Asian U23 Fencing Championships Women’s Individual Foil competition on Thursday (October 24) in Bangkok, Thailand.

The 17-year-old secured first place after defeating Choi Yu Min of South Korea, 15-9.

This is the country’s first Women’s individual gold medal in the Asian Under-23 Fencing Championship.

In 2017, Catantan won the silver medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.—AAC

Vanessa Sarno reaps two gold at Asian Junior Weightlifting Championship

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 31, 2019

The Philippines’ Vanessa Sarno won two gold and one silver medal at the 2019 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships Friday (October 25) in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Sarno lifted a total of 209 kilograms at the 71-kilogram youth women’s division.

She lifted 91 kilograms in the snatch event, taking home another gold. She won a silver medal in the clean and jerk event for lifting 118 kg.

North Korean bet Ju Hyang U, meanwhile, was able to lift a kilo heavier in the clean and jerk event (119 kg), winning the gold medal for the said category.

She lifted 85 kg in the snatch event, settling in second place overall (204 kg).

Uzbekistan’s Nigora Suvonova won three bronze medals.

Meanwhile, other Filipino bets also took home medals in their respective categories.

Chariz Macawli in the 40-kg youth women’s division won the silver medal with a total lift of 116 and 66 kg in clean and jerk.

She took home a bronze medal in the snatch event for lifting 50 kg.

Rosegie Ramos in the women’s 49 kg division took home the bronze after lifting 76 kg in the snatch category.—AAC

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