Legends of Track and Field

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The Extraordinary Josephine de la Vina and her records that still stand after 50 years

Josephine de la Vina This is a revision of an article I wrote for Pinoymiler on March 8, 2012, titled ‘Filipino Junior Records in Chaos and Collision: The Philippines Greatest Female Thrower and the oldest JuniorRecord. More revisions as some info were incorrect. This week we will look at the Philippines Women’s Discus record. I want …

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Francisca Sanopal

Francisca Sanopal Francisca Sanopal was born in 1931. Sanopal was part of Fructosa Soriano’s powerhouse stable of women’s athletes at the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT), which dominated Women’s athletics in the Philippines during the 1950s and 1960s. At the 1953 National, Open Sanopal was 4th in the 200m behind Solis. She won the Intercollegiate …

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Bruce Ventura athlete

Bruce Ventura athlete – Legendary Thrower

Photo Caption: Bruce Ventura athlete in 1991 Bruce Ventura athlete – Legends of the Throwers Circle     First Published  September 14, 2013 Today we add another Legend to our circle of champions of the past. Fil-Heritage Thrower Bruce Ventura will be immortalized forever among the legends of our sport.  Bruce Ventura was the Philippine National Record …

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