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Visitación Badana Ribagorda

Visitación Badana (born 2 July 1937) is a Filipino athlete.

She is one of a select few groups of Filipino Women to win an Asian Games gold medal in Athletics. This came in 1958 when at the age of 21 she won the Women’s Long Jump Gold with a leap of 5.64 meters. Badana was part of the powerhouse Cebu Institute of Technology team under Fructosa Soriano. 

Joining the PRISAA in 1960.

She went to the 1960 Olympics in Rome finishing 24th of 30 athletes in the Women’s Long Jump with a leap of 5.59 meters. 

Visitacion held the National Record, it as broke in 1965 by Lydia Rosalada (later Lydia Silva Netto) 5.70m. And then surpassed in 1970 by Heptathlete Lolita Lagrosas at the Pre-UAAP meet who leaped 5.71m.

Appreciating any photos of Ribagorda. Please email to [email protected]


Si Visitación Badana (ipinanganak noong Hulyo 1937) ay isang atletang Pilipino.

Isa siya sa piling ilang pangkat ng mga Kababaeng Pilipino na nagwagi ng gintong medalya sa Asian Games sa Athletics. Dumating ito noong 1958 nang sa edad na 21 ay nanalo siya ng Women’s Long Jump Gold na may tumalon na 5.64 metro. Si Badana ay bahagi ng koponan ng powerhouse Cebu Institute of Technology sa ilalim ni Fructosa Soriano.

Sumali sa PRISAA noong 1960.

Nagpunta siya sa 1960 Olympics sa Roma na nagtapos sa ika-24 ng 30 na mga atleta sa 
Long Jump ng Kababaihan na may tumalon na 5.59 metro.
Gaganapin ng Visitacion ang Pambansang Rekord, ito ay nasira noong 1965 ni Lydia Rosalada 
(kalaunan ay Lydia Silva Netto) 5.70m. At pagkatapos ay nalampasan noong 1970 ni Heptathlete 
Lolita Lagrosas sa Pre-UAAP meet na tumalon sa 5.71m.

Napahahalagahan ang anumang mga larawan ng Ribagorda. Mangyaring mag-email sa 
[email protected]

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By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here https://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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