Overcoming Hopelessness Kirk Bacas

Kirk Bacas

Overcoming Hopelessness How Kirk Bacas overcome his Demons? (November 2016) There is only one thing I love more in athletics than watching a young athlete pursue a pathway from grassroots to elite. That is watching an athlete overcome barriers that make them into better athletes.  As the Team Manager for the 2014 ASEAN School Games … Read more

Andres Franco : Amazing 1951 Asian High Jump Champion

Andres Franco

Andres Franco (1925-2008) Although he will be in the shadow of our greatest High Jumper. Simeon Toribio. Andres Tan Franco’s tremendous unmatched Asian Games gold medal feat finally earns him the right to the Pinoyathletics Hall of Fame. He was raised and born in Tondo, Philippines (30 November 1925). The youngest son of Sabina Tan … Read more

David Nepomuceno 1st Filipino Olympian

David Nepomuceno

David Nepomuceno – First Filipino to compete in Olympics After our first great sprinter Fortunato Catalon who won four consecutive Far East titles from 1917 to 1923 in the 100 yards (91m) and 220 yards (201.1m) and 1925 100m. Fortunato successor was David Nepomuceno. David Nepomuceno was born in Oas Albay in 1900. He enlisted … Read more

Loralie Sermona Amazing #1 Guide

loralie sermona

Was a Filipino Hammer Thrower and currently holds the National Record. She won her first medal at the SEAGames with a Bronze throw of 49.69m in Palembang, Indonesia. She again improved her mark in 2012 twice first by winning the Philippine National Games in Dumaguete with 50.03m. And then a month later at the Hong Kong Invitationals this time to finish second with 50.23m. During her stint in the national team, Loralie was Mentored by the now-retired Danilo Jarina.

Caleb Monticalvo

Caleb Monticalvo

Caleb Monticalvo Gold at SEA Games Pole Vault possible as 5.03m Fil-Heritage Vaulter emerges. (Jul 16, 2013) Article by Pirie Enzo Pinoyathletics.com has spread awareness not just to the Filipino Athletic community but to Filipino communities living around the world. Millions of Filipinos living overseas can benefit from the facilities and well-structured programs of various … Read more

Nanette Lusterio (1954-2012)

nanette lusterio

Remembering Nanette Galarrita Lusterio (1954-2012) Article by Nicky Lusterio, Ignacio Dee, and Pirie Enzo Above all, I Would like to thank Nanette’s daughter Nicky for permitting me and contributing photos to this article. Mr. Ignacio Dee for his insight as a long-time follower of Track and Field in this country. Nanette Galaritta Lusterio passed away on … Read more

Julio Alorro

Julio Alorro

Julio Alorro Fil-Heritage Pole Vaulter Alorro keeps countries’ medal chances alive for 2013 SEA Games  (July 13, 2013) Article by Pirie Enzo I would like to thank Mr. Armando Alorro. (Julio’s father) for providing me with this information and sharing this information on his son with the Philippine Community. Each time we find a ‘genuine … Read more

Sarah Vitug

Vitug edges closer to the National Record, Fil-Heritage action continues (Apr 21)Sarah Vitug edged closer to the Filipino National Record with another personal best of 4:27.65 winning heat 6 at Mt Sac Relays. Vitug who is trying to get a Filipino passport was just outside the national record of 4:24.87 of Marietta T. Magno set … Read more

Doping in Sports feat. Ben Johnson

Doping in Sports

What Doping in Sports It was continued from Article Drug in Sports Testing. I did not write the following material below just found it from another source; a lot of it may now be outdated. Also, read up on the Drug in Athletics archive. Provides a background to all the pointing fingers and the whole … Read more

Tennis Skills for beginners

Tennis Skills Part 1

Distributed rather than mass because it is better to learn one skill at a time. By teaching Forehand, Backhand, Serve and Service Return on separate days in the training program. And keeping each session specific to that skill, rather than mixing the skills and causing confusion.