Last Updated on October 2, 2022 by Andrew Pirie
Lucila Salao Tolentino
Was born July 1, 1954.
Lucila Salao ran the 100 meters in the 1972 Manila Open Meet in which she won heat 2 in 12.5.
Lucila Salao competed in the Women’s 4×100 at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich at the age of 18.
Lucila Salao clocked 11.6 and 14.3 in the 100m Dash and 100 Hurdles as a Junior. The 11.6 was the Philippine Junior record-breaking the 11.9 mark of the Great Amelita Alanes set in 1970.
The 100 Hurdles record stood until 1984 when it was broken by Agriffina Dela Cruz.
It however remained as the Junior hand-timed record for 42 years! until it was surpassed by Karen Janario in 2014 at the ASEAN School Games in Marikina.
She missed out on a medal at the 1977 SEA Games in the 100 Hurdles coming in 4th at 15.34.
In 1978 she won both the Thai Open in Bangkok (15.13) and Singapore Open (15.34) in the 100 Hurdles. Also clocking 12.4 in the 100m that year.
(INCOMPLETE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED)
Yearbook. (1972). Philippines: (n.p.).
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