Saturday, September 19, 2020

Marestella Torres-Sunang 70% Ready For 30th SEA Games

Marestella Torres-Sunang 70% Ready For 30th SEA Games

Spotlight

Alibaba Cloud Launches New Digital Ecosystem Strategy In The Philippines

This will help local businesses adapt further to the new normal!

EDC Donates PCR Machines To Enhance Negros Oriental’s COVID-19 Resiliency

Energy Development Corporation donates equipment worth P8.5-million to Negros Oriental.

CeMAP, PISI Express Full Support For Bayanihan To Recover As One Act

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines and Philippine Iron and Steel Institute announce full support to the recently signed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act.

Globe Gives Back To Loyal Customers With 0917 National G Day Festivities

With lots of games and surprises for loyal Globe users, catch the National G Day starting September 17!

Veteran long-jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang believes that she has now reached at least 70 percent of her peak in performance as she ruled the women’s long jump of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) athletics test event at the New Clark City (NCC) Athletics Stadium on Saturday.

“Sa December, kailangan nanduon na (By December, I should be ready),” said the 38-year-old Torres-Sunang, who is on her 7th SEA Games stint.

During the test event at the newly-built 20,000-seater NCC Athletics Stadium, Torres-Sunang leaped a distance of 6.2 meters on her fourth attempt to win the gold medal.

In beating her Thai and Vietnamese rivals for the gold, Torres-Sunang moved closer to her target, which is the 6.45-meter mark that earned her the bronze medal back in the 2017 SEA Games.

“Nag-practice na ako dito. Pero this time, may mga foreigners. Hindi naman namin ito focus kasi, siningit lang ito sa training (I practiced here already. But this time, we have foreign rivals. It’s not really our focus, it was just included in our training),” said Torres-Sunang, who set a national record of 6.72 meters which qualified her to the Rio Olympics three years ago.

Thai bet Parinya Chuaimaroeng settled for the silver with her 6.17-meter performance on her fifth attempt, while Vietnamese standout Thi Ngoc Ha Vu took the bronze (6.02 meters) on her first try.

Torres-Sunang’s feat came as defending women’s discus throw champion Insaeng Subenrat of Thailand heaved a mind-boggling 56.99 meters for the gold medal.

Subenrat’s feat surpassed the 55.23-meter heave which won her the gold medal in the 2017 SEA Games, with Filipino bets Daniella Daynata and Aira Teodosio came up with heaves of 38.53 and 37.49 meters respectively for second and third places.

The two-day test event in athletics is expected to show how ready the Filipino tracksters are for the biennial meet which the country will host for the fourth time.

The Philippines will field 72-member athletics team which put their skills to test against opponents from Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Among the Philippines’ toughest challengers is top Vietnamese sprinter Trần Thị Yến Hoa, who will defend her crown in the women’s 100-meter hurdles.

Hoa showed up at the 20,000-seat New Clark City athletics’ stadium all by herself and is getting ready to face Filipino bets Melissa Escoton and Jelly Diane in today’s running events.

Two years ago, Hoa took the gold in 13.4 seconds, and early this year, she had a slower time of 13.79 seconds in the Vietnamese national championships.

Escoton, who had a time of 14.19 seconds in the recent PATAFA Weekly Relays, is her closest foe.

Twenty-four of the total 48 athletics’ events in the SEA Games will be played in the test events

In diving at the NCC Aquatic Center, Koh Hui Yan of Malaysia took the women’s individual platform honors with 11.8 points, beating Jana Mary Villaflor of the Philippines (8.4 points).

Malaysians Muhammad Syahmi Mohd Rezal and Mohammad Haris Mohd Rezal took a 1-2 finish in the men’s 3-m springboard individual finals.

The 30th SEA Games hosting is supported by: Platinum sponsors — Ajinomoto, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, MG Cars, Philippine Airlines, Skyworth and CooCaa. Gold Sponsors — MasterCard, Milo, Pocari Sweat, NLEX, PInco and Razer. Preferred — Asics, SM Lifestyle Inc. and BMW. Prestige — Molten and Mikasa. Banking Partners — Chinabank and PNB. Media Partners — Bombo Radyo, Star FM and the Inquirer Group, CNN, United Neon and DOOH. Host Broadcaster — NEP. Official broadcaster — Sports and Action, TV 5, Cignal, ESPN and PTV 4. (PR)

Latest News

Epson Launches New High-Speed Inkjet Copiers For Busy Work Environments

Check out the newest sustainable devices of Epson!

Sec. Tugade Suspends 0.75-Meter Physical Distancing

Tugade suspends the implementation of the reduced 0.75-meter physical distancing among passengers while waiting for the decision of PRRD on the matter.

TransUnion Tackles Online Credit Application Dropouts And Rising Fraud

The new Seamless Onboarding service will help financial services industry offer digital access to products for consumers during pandemic and beyond.

Palace On PH Internet Connectivity: ‘We Will Do Better’

Do you think that the internet connection in the Philippines will ever improve?

San Juan Puts Up Bike, Motorcycle Dedicated Lanes

San Juan City dedicates motorcycle and bicycle lanes along Ortigas Avenue. Have you seen it yet?

XTREME Appliances Reveals Exciting Plans For Filipino Consumers

XTREME Appliances announces its upcoming plans and efforts dedicated to the Filipino customers.

Manila Hospitals Get High-Flow Oxygen Devices

The high-flow oxygen therapy will benefit the Ospital ng Sampaloc patients with severe COVID-19 infection and who may have acute respiratory failure.

PH COVID-19 Cases Rise By 3,375; Recoveries Now 208K

DOH reports 3,375 new infections of COVID-19, raising the country’s overall tally to 276,289 with only 63,408 active cases on Thursday.

E. Visayas Records Drop In New COVID-19 Cases

DOH confirms a decrease of new COVID-19 cases in Eastern Visayas this week.