BEIJING, China:As all three Jamaicans prepare to compete in today’s 110m hurdles semi-final, Olympic bronze-medal winner and national record holder, Hansle Parchment, believes it will take a sub-13 seconds effort to win gold in the event at the IAAF World Championships.Meanwhile, Andrew Riley, the Commonwealth champion, is hoping to make amends for the seventh-hurdle disaster he suffered in Moscow at the last World Championships, as he crashed out when looking destined for a medal.Parchment, whose 12.94 seconds remains the national record – despite being threatened by Omar McLeod, who clocked 12.97 to win at the National Senior Championships – is convinced he will have to test his mark himself if he is to win gold at the championships.The towering Jamaican clocked 13.33 seconds to win his heat yesterday, the fastest time among the Jamaicans.McLeod recovered from some early trouble to finish strongly in second, clocking 13.43, the same time done by Riley, who also finished second in his heat.Tough competition”I believe all the guys are gunning for very fast times and it’s going to be a tough competition. For the finals, I believe that there is a high possibility that the winner will run under 13 seconds,” Parchment told The Gleaner.”It was a pretty good first race after so long. There are still a few things to work on, especially relating to my technique and so on, but once I can get these things going, then the next round should be better,” added Parchment, before summing up his chances.”It’s an open field and anyone can win. There is no clear person and I feel I am among the group of athletes that can get on top. I am keeping my confidence up. I’m ready to give my best effort,” said Parchment.He noted being in good physical condition after what was only his first run since the National Senior Championships in June.Riley, whose heat was delayed for several minutes after American Ronnie Ash and Slovak Petr Svoboda were ejected for false starts with the former holding up the race in dispute of the decision, said a medal in Beijing would mean everything to him, especially given his disappointments two years ago.”It would mean a lot. In the last World Championships when I was in the mix and I ran into the seventh hurdle, I was really disappointed, but at the end of the day, you just have to keep on going and hope that one day your time will come,” Riley said, before admitting to watching replays of that race repeatedly in the past.”Earlier in the season, I had some hiccups, but now my training is going well. But anything can happen in the 110m hurdles, it’s 42 inches, so I just have to prepare myself to attack each hurdle,” said Riley.The men’s 110m hurdles semi-finals face the starter today at 6:05 a.m.- A.L.
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OCHO RIOS:Jewels Runaway Bay will be seeking a semi-final spot in the Sandals St Ann/St Mary Business House football competition when they tackle Noranda Bauxite at 4 p.m. at Drax Hall today.In the feature match of the double-header at 6 p.m., defending champions Couples Tower Isle, who have already qualified for the semi-finals, clash with Moon Palace.The competition is at an interesting stage, with Jewels sitting in third place in Zone B on 10 points, behind both National Water Commission (NWC) and Gran BahÌa PrÌncipe, who are on 12 points. Both have completed their fixtures. Interestingly, both NWC and Gran BahÌa are level on not just points, but goal difference as well, having scored 16 goals and conceded nine.Couples Tower Isle (10) and sister property Couples Sans Souci (10) are the two early qualifiers from Zone A. They are followed by RIU Ocho Rios (eight), Beaches Ocho Rios (six), Moon Palace (two), and Sandals Ochi Beach Resort (two).The defending champions have looked the dominant team in the competition so far, racking up 12 goals, with just three against, while Couples Sans Souci have scored nine goals, with four against.In Zone B are Stush In The Bush Enterprize (10); B & H Holdings (9). Noranda Bauxite (six) and Bankers United (0) are the other competitors.According to Danny Beckford, president of the St Ann Business House Football Association, the competition has been an exciting one so far, with a high standard of play exhibited by several of the teams.”We are getting down to the business end of the competition, and the spectators have been treated to some great action, and we can’t wait for the semi-finals to begin,” Beckford said.
Defending champions Waterford had to dig deep to share the points as they scored a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Independence City in the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football League at the Waterford Primary School last Thursday. Dante Brown gave Independence City a first-half lead before Demario Knight equalised in the dying moments for the home team. Waterford and Bridgeport are the zone leaders on four points apiece. In other games, Bridgeport won the first match of the season in three tries as they whipped Port Henderson 4-1 and Ascot beat Belmont Park 3-1. In Zone two, Portsmouth have sole leadership with six points from two games as they beat Naggo Head 3-1. In the other game in the zone, Kensington and Gregory Park drew 1-1. Defending champs Portsmouth swamped newcomers Bridgeport 18-0 in the latest round of the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball League last Wednesday. In other games, Kensington defeated Belmont Park 8-1 while Ascot had a hard-fought 8-6 win over Gregory Park Primary. The competition continues on Monday. The league is in its fourth year and Portsmouth have won it twice (2014, 2015), and Greater Portmore won the inaugural year. Scotiabank lift inter-bank crown The 2016 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football league moves into the knockout quarter-final stage today at 451 Spanish Town Road, Waterhouse, opposite Wray & Nephew Limited, starting at 3 p.m. The five zone winners and the three best second-place teams will be in action. Ashoka will oppose Rangers in the first match, then an hour later, Henley take on Youths United, the only team to win its three matches in the preliminary round. On Sunday, November 6, Mathatra will oppose defending champions Eurotrend and Miles entertain Whippers at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. Akeem Peterson of Youths United is the competition’s leading scorer with three goals. The semi-final matches are scheduled for November 12 and 13 and the final on Saturday, November 19. The local favourites in both run and walk events shone brightly to cop the top spots in last weekend’s Knox 40th anniversary 7K Run and Walk in Cobbla, Manchester. Oshane Archibald of GC Foster, who easily won the Church Teachers’ College edition earlier in the month, again triumphed in the run event in a good time of 23 minutes 42 seconds. Former Holmwood Technical student now at Church Teachers College Melissa Thyme stole the show in the female category, crossing the line in 29:46. Bellefield’s Romar Mundle was the top school boy crossing the line sixth in 25:14. His schoolmate, 14-year-old Aneisha Lawrence, was the top girl, posting 31:11 and 35 overall. The walk events were predictably dominated by Jon Saleem Oliphant and Natasha McKenzie. These two have taken all the rural-based events this year. Oliphant won while posting 46:57, while McKenzie made it four from four in finishing third overall and the first female. Three more teams advance in Manchester KO Waterford, Independence City in 1-1 draw Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football continues today Howie Chin Prep school football round-up INSPORTS/Charles Chocolate five-a-side League Traditional rivals Belair and Mt St Joseph battled to a 0-0 draw. Defending champions Scotiabank retained the Western Sports-sponsored Norman Goodison Inter-bank football league title at Winchester Park, St George’s College last Sunday when they stopped Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) 5-0. The winners led 3-0 after 20 minutes. They went ahead in the sixth minute when captain Stefan Bartley scored his third goal in two matches. Nicholas Scott made it 2-0 in the 14th minute, and midfielder Ramone Reid scored the third in the 17th minute. Kevin Lamey killed off the game with a brace in the 76th and 90th minute. JNBS and National Commercial Bank will meet at Barbican playingfield tomorrow at 3 p.m. to decide who will play Sagicor in the JamClear Cup final. The JamClear Cup is contested by the teams finishing second to fourth in the Inter-bank competition. Portsmouth whip Bridgeport Porus, Downs, and Los Perfectos have joined defending champions in the second round of the 2016-17 season of the Manchester FA/Brumalia House KO competition. Porus advanced after knocking out Comfort via the penalty shoot-out route after the two had played to an exciting 2-2 in regulation and an extra-time draw at Kirkvine Sports Club. Porus FC won 3-1 on penalties. Meanwhile, Downs FC used home advantage well and secured their passage forward with a 1-0 win over Villa United. At Manchester High School earlier this week, Los Perfectos, who are making a return to top-flight action, won 2-1 against Old England FC. The defending champions Ricam had earlier advanced with an opening 3-0 win over promoted team Technical Strikers. Domino Premier League Local favourites dominate Knox 7K Run/Walk El Instituto de Mandevilla won 4-1 against Hillcrest Prep to score the biggest victory of the day in the Howie Chin Prep football competition last weekend. El Instituto would go on to win a second game on the day, edging Charagape 2-1. They have now taken second place behind leaders Mt St Joseph. Of significance, West Indies College Prep, who are returning after an absence of five years, rebounded from their 4-0 drubbing on opening day at the hands of Mt Saint Joseph Prep to record their first win in a 2-0 effort against Sacred Heart. Asad Parchment scored twice. Peter Bunting football round-up Portland FA-Western Union Major League Spit Fyah took sole leadership of the Jamaica Domino Council Association’s Premier League after they trounced fifth-place Bull Bay United (32 points) 300-263 last Sunday. In other games, second-place Waterhouse United (41 points) defeated Vintage Pub 300-260; third-place Caribbean Classic (also 41 points) surprised fourth-place Braeton All Stars (35 points) 300-282; seventh-place Right Stuff (31 points) beat Naggo Head 300-251; Eighth-place Exceptional (30 points) cut down Small Axe 300-162; Soursop Tree shocked Jade Strikers 300-293, and Highlights schooled Memory Lane 300-292. In the girls’ category, Knox Preparatory School held Mount Saint Joseph 1-1 while Belair Preparatory School recorded a 3-1 win over Emmanuel. The Portland FA-Western Union Major League continues tomorrow. At Hectors River, Ujama CC will face Manchioneal FC, while at Boundbrook, Pavilion Progressive FC meet Taurus United SC. Both matches will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Only one was played last week featuring the Royal Flat Division, which has a split zone. That game saw Kendal defeating New Hall 4-0. Kendal, who has six points, is poised to advance along with the winners of the other half zone, Royal Flat. Tomorrow’s schedule features the last of the preliminary games with a double-header at the Hanbury Community field. The matches on are Kendal vs Land Settlement at 3 p.m. and Comfort vs New Hall at 1:30. At 3 p.m., it will be Kendal against Land Settlement. Other teams who have already secured quarter-final spots are George’s Valley, Blue Mountain, Old England and Porus. Bridgeport Police took no prisoners as they scolded IGL 5-2 in Wednesday night’s fixture in the INSPORTS/ Charles Chocolate Portmore Business House five-a-side Football League. Kimani Blissett netted a brace while Valdo Margon, Rushane Spence, and Quarmie Richards had a goal apiece. Cleon Origgio and Chris Cunningham scored for IGL. In the night’s other game, Portmore Gas defeated Wisynco 2-0 courtesy of a double strike from Devon Wilson.
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Maliksi understands Gilas cut: ‘Maybe next time I’ll get in’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJames Yap was left wide open from the left corner and the rest was history.Yap put his name in the record books on Saturday, cementing his status as one of the PBA’s best scorers after being just the 14th local player in league history to reach 10,000 career points.ADVERTISEMENT The 35-year-old Yap is the first player to achieve the feat since Jerry Codiñera back in 2001.“I never really imagined myself getting all these awards,” said the Rain or Shine swingman, whose historic night was ruined after Meralco came away with an 89-73 win at Ynares Center here, in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The charismatic Yap, who owns one of the prettiest shooting forms the league has ever seen, made his monumental shot with 49.3 seconds left in the third quarter.James Yap 10,000 career points. #PBA2017 pic.twitter.com/YeEB7dwfH1— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 29, 2017He was awarded with the game ball by commissioner Chito Narvasa at center court before the start of the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT “I just want to thank everyone who supported me especially to my fans,” he said. “It’s been 16 years since this happened. I was still in college then and I feel so blessed right now.”Yap, who is in his first season with Rain or Shine after spending his first 12 seasons with the Purefoods franchise, joined an elite company led by the likes of legends Robert Jaworski, Philip Cezar, Ramon Fernandez, Abet Guidaben, Atoy Co and Bogs Adornado.Greats Francis Arnaiz, Allan Caidic, Benjie Paras, Jojo Lastimosa and Nelson Asaytono are also part of the club.Co was the first player to amass 10,000 while Alvin Patrimonio was the fastest player to do it.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments
It was the second time Nunes had beaten Shevchenko in 18 months. The 29-year-old Nunez took a unanimous decision over Shevchenko at UFC 196 in March 2016.The two were set to fight in July at UFC 213, but Nunes pulled out the day of the fight with sinus issues.Nunes has smashed her way to the top of her class over the past 14 months. She bloodied and submitted Miesha Tate in July 2016 to take the belt, and then defended it successfully in December with a 48-second dismantling of star Ronda Rousey.Also on the main card, in a bout with a potential title shot on the line, former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos submitted sixth-ranked Neil Magny with an arm-triangle choke at 3:43 of the first round of their welterweight battle. The 10th-ranked Brazilian is now 27-9-0.No. 2-ranked flyweight Henry “The Messenger” Cejudo, looking for another title shot against Demetrious Johnson, nailed Wilson Reis of Brazil square in the jaw, dropping him to the mat, then pounded him into a knockout 25 seconds into the second round.Swedish veteran Ilir Latifi lived up to his Sledgehammer nickname, lifting up and pile-driving Australian upstart Tyson Pedro head first to the mat in a light heavyweight tilt. Latifi won by unanimous decision.Gilbert Melendez, dropping down to make his debut in featherweight, was cheered as he staggered up repeatedly from the canvas while taking a hellacious flurry of kicks and punches from eighth-ranked Jeremy Stephens. Stephens won by unanimous decision. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I know the crowd wants to see a knockout … but tonight, this fight was for me, to go five rounds and prove I’m the best. I’m here to stay. I’m here for a reason,” she said.Shevchenko, a Kyrgyzstan fighter nicknamed ‘Bullet,’ is 14-3.The 29-year-old walked to the side of the octagon, shaking her head in disbelief.“I don’t agree with the decision at all,” Shevchenko said afterward, adding: “I won this fight.”She said she believed she won three rounds, and while Nunes took her down in the fifth, “I was landing more punches from being on the ground (than Nunes from above).”ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIES Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READ NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 9 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Amanda Nunes, top, of Brazil, and Valentina Shevchenko, of Kyrgzystan, battle during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC 215 in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)EDMONTON, Alberta — Brazilian brawler Amanda Nunes played a tactical game Saturday night to beat challenger Valentina Shevchenko by split decision and retain her bantamweight title at UFC 215.“I wanted to show the world I’m here to stay,” Nunes said.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The judges scored it 47-48, 48-47, 48-47 to run Nunes’ record to 15-4.It was a careful fight with few extended skirmishes until Nunes took Shevchenko to the canvas in the fifth round. The fans often booed and chanted “Fight, fight, fight!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNunes, nicknamed the Lioness, raised her arms as the decision was announced while many of the fans booed the verdict.She later told reporters her strategy was to go the full five rounds to wear Shevchenko down and then strike — and hush detractors who said Nunes was an early-round knockout artist and would fade in the long game.
How to help the Taal evacuees Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMapua finally snapped an 11-game losing skid and eliminated St. Benilde from the Final Four race with a 79-69 win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Laurenz Victoria and Denniel Aguirre teamed up for the Cardinals’ 14-1 finishing salvo, holding the Blazers scoreless in the final 3:23.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s been a long time,” quipped coach Atoy Co as he entered the press room for the first time this season.“I made a good decision today and I just stayed to the six players who are playing, and luckily, they were able to produce.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogVictoria uncorked seven of his 19 points in the payoff period, to go with seven assists, and four rebounds, while Aguirre added 15 markers, eight of which coming in the fourth frame, on top of nine boards and two dimes as Mapua finally tasted a victory for the first time since beating Letran, 78-75, last July 11.JP Nieles, Cedric Pelayo, and Leo Gabo all had 11 points apiece, while Christian Buñag collared 16 rebounds to go with his six markers in the victory. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Woods back on the course in a cart, uncertain about future Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Already out of the playoff race, the Cardinals (2-12) also sent the Blazers (3-11) to an early vacation with still four games left in their schedule.Clement Leutcheu topped St. Benilde with 18 points and nine rebounds, while rookie Unique Naboa got 12 markers and three boards in the loss.The Scores:MAPUA 79 – Victoria 19, Aguirre 15, Gabo 11, Nieles 11, Pelayo 11, Buñag 6, Estrella 3, Orquina 2, Raflores 1.ST. BENILDE 69 – Leutcheu 18, Naboa 12, San Juan 11, Domingo 6, Dixon 5, Belgica 4, Johnson 4, Pili 3, Castor 2, Sta. Maria 2, Mercado 2.Quarters: 20-17, 37-42, 53-55, 79-69.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments
Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kia beats depleted San Miguel Beer in preseason MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I expected [Alaska to comeback] because we still have to many breakdowns and we still do things that we shouldn’t too,” said Phoenix head coach Louie Alas. “We’re still in adjustment period.”Phoenix led, 82-71, after a floater by LA Revilla with 2:39 remaining that capped the Fuel Masters’ 11-0 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Aces kept fighting and pulled to within two, 87-85, after Jeron Teng hit a three and Abel Galliguez followed it up with two more 3-pointers with nine ticks left.The Fuel Masters, however, inbounded the ball to their best free throw shooting in Wright to put the game out of reach. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phoenix held off Alaska, 89-85, in the preseason Tuesday at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig.Matthew Wright buried two free throws with six seconds left to slam the door on the Aces’ comeback bid.Wright led the Fuel Masters with 17 points on top of four assists.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Veteran swingman Jeff Chan (rest) did not play after suiting up in Phoenix’s 95-91 loss to Rain or Shine on Monday while big men Justine Chua and Joseph Eriobu combined for 21 points and 16 rebounds.Jason Perkins, Phoenix’s fourth overall pick in the draft two months ago, scored nine points off the bench.His former La Salle teammate Teng, who was the fifth pick, also had nine points for Alaska. Perkins and Teng won two UAAP championships together in 2013 and 2016.Aces star Calvin Abueva had game-highs 22 points and 10 rebounds despite logging only 21 minutes off the bench. JVee Casio, Sonny Thoss and Ping Exciminiano didn’t play for Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT
Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Del Rosario’s selection was sealed by his bemedalled taekwondo career.He has played an instrumental role in developing and propagating the sport from the grassroots to the national and international levels. Also, thanks to his action star status, he has been widely credited for raising the profile of Taekwondo in the Philippines.He likewise gained praises for his leadership as secretary general of the Philippine Taekwondo Association and his service as taekwondo ambassador.Besides all his athletic recognitions, he still keeps track of his job as a public servant and legislator in Congress.In interviews after receiving his award, Del Rosario proudly dedicated his record feat to the Filipino nation.ADVERTISEMENT Del Rosario has earned the unprecedented distinction of becoming the first and only non-Korean to earn this citation.Since the award’s creation in 2005, it has been historically dominated by Koreans, an unsurprising tradition as taekwondo is Korea’s national sport.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThis year, there were 11 awardees who were chosen through a highly rigid selection process conducted by a committee of taekwondo grandmasters from around the world.Hundreds of nominees from 209 participating countries were vetted and thoroughly scrutinized in order to come up with a handful of taekwondo fighters worthy of the award. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “I’m proud to share this honor with my fellow Filipinos.” he said. “I hope this award will inspire them to strive hard and to never give up on their dreams.”“As one of the pioneers of taekwondo in the Philippines, I’m proud to have witnessed the development of the sport in the country. And I thank Kukkiwon for recognizing my contribution to this remarkable growth.” /atmSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Makati Rep. Monsour del Rosario (Photo from his Facebook page)Makati Rep. Monsour Del Rosario was just conferred the 2017 Award for a Proud Taekwondo by Kukkiwon, the sport’s governing body, last Dec. 7 in Seoul, South Korea.The award is the highest accolade bestowed by Kukkiwon to individuals who have contributed to the development and spread of taekwondo domestically and internationally. The award was presented in an elaborate ceremony at the World Taekwondo Headquarters.ADVERTISEMENT Branislav satisfied with Foton’s bronze finish It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments
LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Defending champ Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals EXCLUSIVE: Former La Salle coach Aldin Ayo confirms he will coach the Growling Tigers for the next six years. Ayo said IPEA officials will make official announcement on Jan. 11. pic.twitter.com/cKLVqhMk3q— The Varsitarian (@varsitarianust) January 4, 2018 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The official announcement is expected to be made next week, the report also said.The 40-year-old mentor will now be in charge of his third school in four years as he seeks to recapture UST’s lost glory while also eyeing to sustain his triumphant streak which saw him win titles in Letran in the NCAA and La Salle in UAAP.Ayo garnered a 30-5 record in his two-year stay with the Green Archers, including the UAAP Season 79 championship back in 2016.READ: Boy Sablan out as UST coach ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award READ: Ayo bids La Salle goodbye, hints at differences in handling teamAyo is reportedly signing a six-year contract with UST, giving him ample time to turn around a basketball program which is in dire need of a reboot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo has formalized his transfer to University of Santo Tomas and reportedly signed a long term deal.The Varsitarian, the school’s official publication, broke the news early Friday, finally ending speculations on the mentor’s next destination after he left La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT The biggest challenge, however, is turning the fortunes around of UST, which finished on a humiliating 1-13 run under Boy Sablan last UAAP Season 80.Ayo will have Marvin Lee, Jordan Sta. Ana, and Cameroonian big man Steve Akomo, as well as returnees Renzo Subido and Mario Bonleon in the new chapter of his career. View comments