Who is the Longest-serving Filipina equestrienne in the Philippines? Toni Leviste is the longest-serving Filipina equestrienne. The 46-year-old Toni Leviste is “the only Filipino and Southeast Asian rider to compete in showjumping’s three major events – Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cup Finals.” Born on August 5, 1973, Marie Antoinette “Toni” Leviste is one of the… Read More »
Filipino Junior Tankers wins 8 golds. Ang galing ng atletang Filipino Congratulations to our national junior swimming team for winning 8 gold, 13 silver and 9 bronze medals for the Philippines at the 43rd SEA Age-Group Swimming Championships in Penh, Cambodia! The event was held from June 28 to June 30, 2019.
Erlinda Lavandia was born in the island of Surigao del Norte in 1952. She is considered as one of the greatest Javelin Throwers in the history of the Southeast Asian Games. Lavandia displayed her dominance in three (3) consecutive editions of the games. In 1977, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, she recorded a throw of 45.22 meters and finished… Read More »
Rene Barrientos was born in Aklan on September 25, 1943. He cemented his stature as one of the greatest hard-hitting boxers in the Philippines after reigning as the Philippine champion in the Super Featherweight division from 1964 to 1967. In 1969, Rene Barrientos claimed the World Boxing Council Super Featherweight crown after defeating American fighter Ruben Navarro… Read More »
Anthony Villanueva, a boxer, on October 21, 1964, won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics featherweight division (57 kg.). He was the first Filipino to win an Olympic silver medal. He missed the gold in this Olympics after losing a controversial final gold medal match against Stanislav Stepashkin of the Union of Soviet Socialist… Read More »