Now out of Paris Olympics, Ladon pursues initial career plan

FILE–Philippines’ Rogen Ladon. Rogen Ladon put climbing up in weight class on hold in an effort to make it to the Paris Olympics, enlisting in a lighter division that eventually took its toll on the Rio Games veteran. “Sorry, I tried my best but it wasn’t meant to be,’’ said Ladon in Filipino after seeing…

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Rogen Ladon’s bid for Paris Olympics ends with opening bout loss

FILE–Philippines’ Rogen Ladon. Rogen Ladon saw his quest for a trip to the 2024 Paris Olympics come to a bitter end at the ongoing World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand. “Sorry, I tried my best but it wasn’t meant to be,’’ said Ladon in Filipino after falling to Spain’s Rafael Lozano, 4-1, in their…

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Paris or bust as Carlo Paalam takes last Olympic shot

Carlo Paalam.–CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The slots may be limited, but the heavyweights are gone. And Carlo Paalam hopes that he can finally punch a ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics when he joins three other Filipino boxers in the final World Qualification Tournament at Indoor Stadium Huamark in Bangkok starting on Friday. “This is my last…

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Paris Olympics: Phil Sesemann – the doctor turned marathon runner awaits ‘dream’ debut | Olympics News

Sky Sports spoke to Team GB marathon runner and former doctor Phil Sesemann, who has been on a remarkable journey to achieve his Olympic dream. By Sam Boggon Last Updated: 20/05/24 11:31am When Phil Sesemann outsprinted Sir Mo Farah at the London Marathon in 2023, the junior doctor who combined his love for running with…

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EJ Obiena gets Paris Olympics boost with LA Grand Prix gold

EJ Obiena of the Philippines clears the bar in the men’s pole vault during the 2024 USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix at UCLA’s Drake Stadium on May 18, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP EJ Obiena, hands down the nation’s brightest hope for a medal in the Paris Olympics, opened his 2024 Olympic…

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Carlos Yulo, now king of Asia, eyes Paris Olympics throne

The Philippines’ Carlos Edriel Yulo | PHOTO: PBen Stansall / AFP Carlos Edriel Yulo had long desired to reach the Asian summit of the men’s artistic gymnastics individual all-around competition. Now armed with a view from the top, perhaps it won’t be a stretch if the Filipino dynamo aspires to climb the Mt. Everest of…

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Sarno, Ceniza to change narrative on rookie Olympians come Paris

Vanessa Sarno —AFP Vanessa Sarno doesn’t buy the popular view that she isn’t cut out to win an Olympic medal. “Everybody says that competing in the Olympics for the first time is just for exposure. I want to break that mentality,’’ said Sarno during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum on Tuesday at the offices of…

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Buoyed by bronze, Ubas eyes ‘lucky jump’ to Paris

Janry Ubas—FILE PHOTO Priming for a significant tournament on local turf, Janry Ubas built for himself some momentum during the 2024 Hong Kong Athletics Championships. The Southeast Asian Games long jump king hurled himself leapt to 7.61 meters to bag a bronze medal in his event. It should be a pivotal confidence boost as Ubas,…

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Paris 2024 Olympics: Tom Daley to lead Team GB divers at fifth games | Olympics News

Tom Daley will partner Noah Williams in the 10m Synchro pairs in Paris as he attempts to defend the gold medal he won at Tokyo with then partner Matty Lee; it will be Daley’s fifth Olympic Games, 16 years on from his first appearance at Beijing 2008 as a 14-year-old Last Updated: 06/05/24 11:54pm Tom…

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Cray leads Philippine hurdlers crew eyeing Paris tickets

Eric Cray (middle) is one of the tracksters looking to join Team Philippines in Paris. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES—Don’t be surprised if the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) will be the largest delegation of Team Philippines in the coming Paris Olympics. By the end of qualification come June 30, at least…

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