PH gymnast Yulo eyes gold in floor exercise

JAKARTA — The Philippines will try to win its first gold medal in artistic gymnastics in the 18th Asian Games when Carlos Edriel Yulo sees action in the men’s all-around finals at the Jakarta International Expo Hall at 4 p.m. here (5 p.m. Manila time) on Thursday. The 18-year-old Yulo, who has been training in Japan … Read More

PH Blu Girls remain in medal hunt

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Philippine Blu Girls plunge into another tight double-header on Wednesday, hoping to stay in the medal hunt in the 18th Asian Games softball competition at the Gelura Bung Karno diamond. Blu Girls team captain Chezka Altomonte is optimistic of a medal finish owing to the fire and enthusiasm of the softbelles who … Read More

Diaz delivers PH’s 1st gold in Asian Games

JAKARTA — The Philippines captured its first gold medal in the 18th Asian Games, courtesy of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz in the women’s 53kg category, on Tuesday night. Diaz, a silver medalist in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, topped the event with a total lift of 207kg. Turkmenistan’s Kristina Shermetova lifted 206kg to win the silver … Read More

PH lifters see action in Asian Games

AKARTA — The Philippine weightlifting team kicks off its campaign in the 18th Asian Games on Monday, with Nestor Colonia and Elien Rose Perez seeing action in the afternoon at the JIExpo-Kemayoran Hall A here. Colonia, a veteran of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, is scheduled to compete at 5 p.m. (6 p.m. Manila … Read More