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Filipino Athletes - Other Wushu Artists

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Among other Filipino wushu artists who have competed in international tournaments include Jerome Calica, Bobby Co, Rolly Chulhang, Edouard Folayang, Daniel Go, Jerome Lumabas, Rexel Nganhayna, Marques Sanguiao; Marvin Sicomen, Arvin Ting, and Willy Wang.

Filipino Athletes - Other Martial Arts Champions

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Among other Filipino martial arts champions include Leo Gaje, Richard Anthony Lim, Gretchen Malalad, Maty Munieza, Mary Therese Nable, Jose Ma. Pabillore, and Gaudioso Ruby in karate; John Baylon, Neonie Esguerra, Aristotle Lucero, and Abraham Pulia in judo; and Jesse Diestro in sikaran.

Other Weightlifting Champions

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Among other Filipino weightlifters who have gained international exposure include Aurelio Amante, Rodolfo Caparas, Pedro Landero, Erlina Pecante, and Eddie Torres.

Other Champion Teams

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Philippine softball teams were perennial winners at the Far Eastern Games, thereby advancing to the World Series held in the United States. Among these teams were the Maynila Golden Girls and the Guagua Little League Girls' Softball team.

Other Champions

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Other Filipino athletes who have gained international exposure include Ramon Aldean, Jennifer Chan, Purita Joy Marino, and Janina Bianco Ortiz in archery; Amparo Lim in badminton; Roman Cortuna Jr., Levy Macasiano and Alfredo Trazona Jr. in bodybuilding; Deogracias Asuncion, Warren Davadilla, Victor Espiritu, Diomedes Pantaleon, Edgardo Pagarigan and Placido Valdez in cycling; Deborah Civardi and Alberto Dimarucot in dancesports; Bumbi Velasco in dart; Zardo Domenios and Sheila Mae Perez in diving; Wally Mendoza in fencing; Ildefonso Tronqued Sr. in football; John Dee, Paul and Wacky del Rosario, and Carlo Garcia in jet ski; Memo Gracia and Bautista Heguy in polo; Policarpio Ortega in windsurfing; and Nicolas Arcales, Basilio Fabia and Mansueto Napilay in wrestling.

Filipino Athletes - Nepomuceno and Catalon

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Two Filipinos - David Nepomuceno and Fortunato Catalon - were considered world-class sprinters in the 1920s. The two, rivals in the local scene, have hauled gold medals from the Far Eastern Games.

Filipino Athletes - Manny Pacquiao

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Manny
Pacquiao is a household name in Philippines and so much so that a movie has been
produced on his life and released on June 21, 2006. The title is Pacquiao: The
Movie and the lead role has been played by Jericho Rosales and is directed by
Joel Lamangan.

Born on 17 December 1978 and codenamed Pacman, Manny Pacquiao can pack a real
mean punch. Pacman a.k.a Emmanuel Dapigran "Manny" Pacquiao was born
in Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines. He has been nicknamed the destroyer. His
achievements are extraordinary as he is the reigning WBC International Super
Featherweight Champion. In Philippines, he has the status of superman and is
referred to as ang Pambansang Kamao or the national fist. Pacquiao’s feats
and achievements talk much louder than words. He is the former Ring People's
Featherweight Champion from 2003-2005, WBC Flyweight Champion from 1998-1999,
and IBF Super Bantamweight Champion from 2001-2004. An impressive career record,
the destroyer has 43 wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws, to his name out of which 33
wins came through knockout punches.

Filipino Athletes - Mark Caguioa

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Although
having somewhat of a reputation for being a wild man, Mark Caguioa’s talent
on the basketball court can’t be overlooked. His nickname is The Spark, and
he’s half of the duo called The Fast and the Furious, which he formed with
backcourt teammate Jayjay Helterbrand. He is currently signed with the highly
popular Barangay Ginebra Kings of the Philippine Basketball Association.

Mark Caguioa was born in Manila, Philippines, on November 19, 1979 to Ric and
Remy Caguioa. However, he spent his youth and college years in the United States,
playing basketball for Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles. He went on to
play for California’s Glendale Community College, where he studied physical
therapy. He came to the Philippine basketball scene in 2001. The Barangay Ginebra
Kings drafted him in 2001 as a third pick, and he started his career as a relief
player. His performance earned him his nickname The Spark, and by the end of
the season had won the PBA Rookie of the Year award, which no one on his team
had won since Marlou Aquino in 1996.

Filipino Athletes - Miguel White

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Miguel White, a former army officer with an American father, represented the Philippines in the 1936 Berlin Olympics where he must have met American track and field legend Jesse Owens. White brought home a bronze medal in 400-meter hurdles event.

Filipino Athletes - Mona Sulaiman

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Before
Lydia de Vega entered the scene, there was Mona Sulaiman, a Mindanao-born sprinter
who was declared Asia's fastest woman when she won two gold medals in the 100-meter
and 200-meter dash events at the 1962 Jakarta Asiad. She finished the 100-meter
race in 11.93 seconds ahead of two Japanese runners and the 200-meter sprint in
24.63 seconds ahead of a Japanese and a Sri Lankan. She also won a bronze in shot
put event at the 1962 Jakarta Asiad.

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