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Filipino Athletes - Lolita Lagrosas

Lolita Lagrosas had collected a total of five Asiad medals. She won the silver medals in women's high jump event at the 1958 Tokyo Asiad and 1966 Bangkok Asiad and the bronze in the same event at the 1970 Bangkok Asiad. She clinched the bronze medals in pentathlon at the 1966 and 1970 Bangkok Asiads.

Filipino Athletes - Kaye Cabalatungan

On September 21, 2002, Kaye Cabalatungan won the ladies title at the 13th World Shoot Championship held in Pietersburg, South Africa. Ironically, she beat Athena Lee, another Filipina, to win the championship. Cabalatungan, Lee, Grace Tan and Amanda Kangleon also captured the ladies team title in the event held by the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). Cabalatungan was born in Negros Occidental province in 1981.

Filipino Athletes - James Yap

Yap, shooting guard for the Philippine Basketball Association team Purefoods Chunkee
Giants, has enjoyed a star-studded two-year career. After becoming one of the
most promising players during his high school years, he went on to play first
for amateur teams, leading them to victories, then was drafted in 2004 by Purefoods.
Yap married Kris Aquino in 2005 (but managed to keep the news quiet for months)
and are expecting a child in 2007.

Filipino Athletes - Jayjay Helterbrand


Anthony Jayjay Helterbrand (born on October 14 , 1976 in San Juan, Metro Manila,
Philippines) is a Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball
Association for the Barangay Ginebra Kings. Known by many as Helter Skelter, he
is also known, along with backcourt tandem Mark Caguioa , as one-half of the so-called,
The Fast and the Furious.

Collegiate Career

He was the only non-black player in the supposedly all black college where he
ended up being the team captain in his freshman year.

Played one game for the Batangas Blades in the Metropolitan Basketball Association
before signing with Ginebra in March 2000. He was recruited by Ginebra (specifically
Ron Jacobs) to play back up for Bal David as preparation to suplant him in the
starting lineup.

PBA Career

Filipino Athletes - Josephine dela Vina

Josephine dela Vina clinched the gold medal in the discuss throw event at the 1966 Bangkok Asiad. Before this, she won the bronze in the same event at the 1962 Jakarta Asiad.

Filipino Athletes - Jennifer Rosales

Rosales won the US NCAA Individual Championship in 1999. She also won the US NCAA
Division I Women's Golf Championship held in Wisconsin on May 24, 1998. In 2002,
Jennifer finished fourth at the British Open.

Filipino Athletes - Jayvee Agojo

July 2002, Jayvee Agojo, a student of OB Montessori won the Temecula International
Jr. Championships and the Optimist International Golf Championships in Florida.

Filipino Athletes - Jethro "the Jet" Dionisio

Dionisio, dubbed as "the Jet" because of the speed of his hands, is
a six-time world champion in pistol shooting. He won his first national title
in 1989 at the age of 17. He won his first international title in California the
following year. From practical shooting, Dionisio has now shifted to shotgun firing.

Filipino Athletes - Inocencia Solis

Inocencia Solis was declared the fastest women in All of Asia in 1958 when she finished the 100-meter sprint in 12.5 seconds ahead of two Japanese runners in the Tokyo Asian Games. Before this, she won the bronze medal in the 200-meter dash event at the 1954 Manila Asiad. She was from Iloilo City.

Filipino Athletes - Ice Skaters

SM-Philippine ice-skating team won 12 gold medals to finish third overall in the
1999 World Recreational Team Championships held in California, USA. The team also
won 44 gold medals to place 4th at the 2001 ISI World Recreational Team Championships
held in Columbus, Ohio. The international competition draws participants from
the United States, Japan, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and the Philippines.

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