Lydia de Vega - updates

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When Asia’s running queens crossed paths

Apr 17, 2020 - 8:33 PM

Back in the ‘80s, fierce rivals Lydia de Vega and PT Usha figured in a compelling track drama that gripped the entire continent

Trip down memory lane as Filipino icons grace SEA Games 2019 opening

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:09 PM

Eight Filipino sporting legends gather for one night and take centerstage in a memorable SEA Games spectacle

LEGENDS ONLY. Filipino icons (from left, clockwise) Lydia de Vega, Akiko Thomson, Eric Buhain, Alvin Patrimonio, Bong Coo, Efren 'Bata' Reyes, Onyok Velasco, and Paeng Nepomuceno serve as flagbearers in the Southeast Asian Games opening ceremonies. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Claro Pellosis, coach of Lydia de Vega, dies

Jul 22, 2019 - 12:35 PM

The top coach and former national team member suffers from cardiac arrest at 84

ICON GONE. Claro Pellosis won a gold medal for the Philippines in the 1962 Asian Games. Photo from Ojon Artiaga's Facebook account

Corrales-Nelson surpasses Lydia de Vega's 200m PH mark

May 25, 2019 - 5:52 PM

Filipino-Canadian Zion Corrales-Nelson shatters the 33-year-old record of the Philippine athletics legend

Lydia De Vega, Paeng Nepomuceno lead Hall of Fame class

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Asia's sprint queen and the four-time World Cup bowling champion banner the 10 Filipino sporting legends who will be enshrined in the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame

Lydia de Vega, Asia's 'sprint queen,' honored in Palaro

Apr 15, 2018 - 10:15 PM

In her message, Lydia de Vega tells young athletes not to give up on their dreams

Photo courtesy of Ariem Cinco

Legendary PH track and field coach Rosito Andaya dies

Jul 29, 2015 - 10:22 PM

Rosito Andaya who developed a long list of Asian and national champions as an athletics coach for numerous schools has died at age 77

Rosito Andaya has died at age 77, his son confirmed to Rappler.

Women's Pool takes centerstage at the Queens Cup

Apr 11, 2015 - 3:59 AM

The Philippines own Rubilen Amit will lead a troop of Asian lady pool masters against some of the finest from America and Europe Will it help reignite interest in the game?

China's Chen Si Ming is rated number one in the world and will be in action at Resorts World Manila. Some feel the 20-year-old will eventually go down as one of the best female pool players ever. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Getting acquainted with the Palarong Pambansa

Apr 20, 2014 - 3:38 PM

The Palarong Pambansa is the nation s stage for tomorrow s sports heroes With Palaro 2014 rapidly approaching Levi Verora captures the spirit of competition in this piece

RECORDS WILL FALL. Two young women run their hearts out at Palarong Pambansa 2013. Photo by Kevin dela Cruz/Rappler

UE's Jennyrose Rosales sets new PH record in UAAP track meet

Dec 07, 2013 - 12:09 PM

Jennyrose Rosales of UE surpasses Lydia de Vega s 32 year old Philippine record in the 400 meters of UAAP track and field

INFOGRAPHIC: Palarong Pambansa 2013

Apr 18, 2013 - 10:30 PM

Here s your Rappler guide to the 2013 Palarong Pambansa

Athletics: The sport that started it all

May 03, 2012 - 5:32 PM

While there are athletes like Rene Herrera and Marestella Torres who continue to be succesful in athletics there is a need to further develop and better promote the sport in the country