Filipino Athletes

Filipino Athletes - Visitacion Badana

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Visitacion Badana brought home the gold medal in the long jump event from the 1958 Tokyo Asiad.

Filipino Athletes - Teofilo Yldefonso

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Teofilo
Yldefonso is considered as the finest Filipino swimmer ever. Known as the "Ilocano
Shark", Yldefonso is best remembered for accomplishing two feats: being the
first Filipino to win an Olympic medal and the only Filipino who won two Olympic
medals. He won his first bronze medal at the 200-meter breaststroke event in the
1928 Amsterdam Olympics and his second bronze at the same event in the 1932 Los
Angeles Olympics. His fastest time was 2 minutes and 48.4 seconds in the 200-meter
breaststroke. Yldefonso was born in Piddig town, Ilocos Norte province.

Filipino Athletes - Tshomlee Go

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Tshomlee
Go won a silver medal in the flyweight division of the World Cup Taekwondo 2001
Championships held in Vietnam. Before this, God also won a silver medal in the
Asian Championship and a bronze medal in the US Open.

Filipino Athletes - Simeon Toribio

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Simeon Toribio, the pride of Zamboanga, was considered the "Filipino Field Athlete of the Half Century" and "Asia's Best Athlete" for winning gold medals in the high jump event in the Far Eastern Olympics in 1921, 1923, 1927, 1930 and 1934 and a bronze medal in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.

Filipino Athletes - Salvador del Rosario

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Salvador del Rosario, a nephew of Olympian Rodrigo del Rosario, was declared the world's strongest man in the flyweight division when he plucked a gold medal in the World Weightlifting Championships held in Columbus, Ohio, USA in 1970. Del Rosario actually won the title by technicality because three of his top rivals were disqualified for using illegal drugs.

Filipino Athletes - San Miguel Softball Team

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The Philippine team, composed of 14 girls aged between 14 and 16 years old from San Miguel, Bulacan could have won the Little League World Softball Championship held in Kalamazoo, Michigan in August 2000 if not for a controversial ruling. The other team in the final, the Santa Cruz Valley team from Arizona, had five boys in its lineup. Softball is traditionally an all-girls event.

The San Miguel team decided to forfeit its game in the final series in protest of rules employed in the traditionally all-girls world series. The girls may have not won the crown but drew the admiration and support of the American audience just the same. It even defeated the Santa Cruz team once, 3-2, prior to the championship.

Filipino Athletes - Rogelia Ferrer

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Rogelia
Ferrer, a hurdler, was an Asian Games medallist in the 1950s. Ferrer was born
in Negros Occidental province.

Filipino Athletes - Ramon Brobio

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Ramon
Brobio gave the country a gold medal in golf at the Asian Games. He accomplished
the feat in 1986 when he defeated other bets from Asian countries in men's individual
golf title. Before this, Brobio became the first triple winner of the 18th junior
world golf championship held in San Diego, California on July 18, 1985.

Filipino Athletes - Rodolfo Tan Cardoso

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The
first international master in Asia was Rodolfo Tan Cardoso, a Pangasinan born
chess champion. Cardoso placed 5th in the world junior chess tournament in Toronto,
Canada in 1957 and became the first Asian chess champion at the age of 25.

Filipino Athletes - Adolfo Feliciano

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Rico
Mascarinas won a gold medal in the 1982 Lucerne Chess Olympiad.

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