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PH athletics picks up 3 golds in 2019 SEA Games test event

Oct 28, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Philippine athletics team shows promise in its buildup for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

SEA GAMES DEBUT. Kristina Knott aims to bring home gold medals in her debut in the Southeast Asian Games. Photo from release

Marestella Torres Sunang seeks redemption in SEA Games swan song

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The Filipina long jumper aims to retire with a gold medal in front of the home crowd

FINAL LEAP. Marestella Torres-Sunang is set to retire in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.  Photo by Asian Games medial pool

Long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang falls short

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The veteran Philippine athletics campaigner bows out in what could be her last Asian Games

SENIOR BET. Marestella Torres-Sunang yields to a younger field. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Marestella Sunang, PH athletics team find new home

Jun 30, 2018 - 7:54 PM

The country's long jump record holder becomes the first national team member to train at the Vermosa Sports Hub

REDEMPTION. Long jump specialist MarestellaTorres-Sunang is looking to bounce back from her lackluster 2014 Asian Games finish. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Torres-Sunang bags long jump silver in 2018 Taiwan Athletics Open

May 27, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Triple jumper Ronnie Malipay and discus thrower John Albert Mantua secure bronze medals

FALLING SHORT. Runner-up Marestella Torres-Sunang gets another shot at Vietnamese champion Bui Thi Thu Thao in this year's Asian Games.

Toledo, Sunang banner 17-man PH team in Thai athletics open

May 03, 2018 - 9:34 PM

Members of the Philippine athletics team look to improve their marks as they gear up for the 2018 Asian Games

BIG LEAP. Marestella Torres-Sunang hopes to do far better than her 6.06-meter leap earlier this year in Singapore. File photo/Rappler

Despite bronze finish, Torres Sunang proud her long jump record still stands

Aug 26, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Marestella Torres Sunang s 6 71 meters from the Indonesia SEA Games in 2011 was not broken despite the best efforts of Vietnam s gold medalist this year

RECORD STANDS. Marestella Torres Sunang's SEA Games women's long jump record set in 2011 still stands after the 2017 edition. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Marestella Torres Sunang accidentally injured by Vietnamese jumper after competition

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:05 PM

The Vietnamese inadvertently steps on Torres Sunang s bare toe with spiked shoes and it leaves a gaping hole right through her toenail

FREAK ACCIDENT. Long jumper Marestella Torres Sunang is accidentally injured by her Vietnamese opponent right after their competition. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Torres Sunang settles for bronze in long jump; Calano bags bronze in javelin throw

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:26 PM

The Olympian Marestella Sunang registers a distance of 6 45 meters while Vietnam s gold medalist jumps 6 68 meters

THIRD PLACER. The 36-year-old Marestella Sunang had a furthest distance of 6.45 meters, while 4 of her 6 attempts were ruled fouls. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

10 Filipino athletes to look out for in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Here s a short list of some of the outstanding Filipino athletes who will see action at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang talks motherhood, road to SEA Games

Jul 31, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The 3 time Olympian also gives advice for aspiring athletes who hope to reach the world stage

SHORT OF THE MARK. Marestella Torres-Sunang equals her longest jump at the 2012 Olympics but bows out in the preliminaries for the third straight time. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Pole vaulter Obiena grabs bronze in Asian Athletic Championship

Jul 07, 2017 - 2:31 PM

The 6 foot two Ernest John Obiena is one of the PH s top bets in the 29th SEA Games

Cray looking forward to future; Sunang unsure of what's next

Aug 17, 2016 - 6:02 PM

What s next for Eric Cray and Marestella Torres Sunang after the Rio Olympics?

SHORT OF THE MARK. Marestella Torres-Sunang equals her longest jump at the 2012 Olympics but bows out in the preliminaries for the third straight time. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang bows out in Olympic prelims

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:16 AM

For the third straight Olympics Marestella Torres Sunang fails to make it to the finals after registering a longest attempt of 6 22m

SHORT OF THE MARK. Marestella Torres-Sunang equals her longest jump at the 2012 Olympics but bows out in the preliminaries for the third straight time. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

The time is now for long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang

Aug 16, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Filipina Olympian Marestella Torres Sunang has fallen short in her first two Olympiads She wants to make her mark in Rio

READY TO FLY. Marestella Torres-Sunang, seen during the 2012 Games, wants to have her best showing after two disappointing outings at the Olympics. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

WATCH: Olympian Marestella Torres proves there's athletic life after motherhood

Aug 13, 2016 - 10:21 PM

Three time Olympic long jumper Marestella Torres Sunang is a mom who can jump really far Now the mother of a two year old son she has more inspiration than ever before

Screenshot by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Pinoy Olympic hopefuls down to 5

Aug 11, 2016 - 12:48 PM

With 10 days remaining the Philippines has 5 remaining athletes in the quest for its best ever finish at the Olympics

ON DECK. Long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang is one of 5 Filipino athletes who have yet to see action in the Rio Olympics. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH long jumper Torres-Sunang takes cue from silver medalist Diaz

Aug 10, 2016 - 1:37 PM

Marestella Torres Sunang like Hidilyn Diaz is in her third Olympics She s hoping the third time is the charm for her as well

LONGEST JUMP. Marestella Torres-Sunang is now a 3-time Olympian with hopes of finally making her mark on the world stage. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Filipino Olympians await festive Olympic opening ceremony

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Before the Filipinos seek to end their 20 year medal drought they ll take part in the biggest party in Rio

LOOK: Philippine flag flies high at Olympic Village

Aug 03, 2016 - 4:28 PM

The 3 stars and a sun are now waving above Athletes Village as the 2016 Games near

SALUTE. The Philippines drew praise for the formality of its flag raising ceremony, which showed the highest regard for the 3 stars and a sun. Contributed photo

13 Olympians, 13 Filipino superheroes

Aug 03, 2016 - 12:14 PM

UPDATED Every 4 years Filipino athletes dare to dream big even in the direst of circumstances In 2016 there will be 13 of them

Rio 2016: Marestella Torres-Sunang

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Filipina long jumper Marestella Torres Sunang has overcome injuries and child birth to prove she can still make it to the world stage for her third Olympics

LONGEST JUMP. Marestella Torres-Sunang is now a 3-time Olympian with hopes of finally making her mark on the world stage. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marestella Torres-Sunang vows to make third Olympics her best

Aug 01, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Marestella Torres Sunang the most senior member of the 12 strong Philippine team is leaving no stone unturned as she aims for a strong performance

GOING OUT FIGHTING. Marestella Torres-Sunang wants to bow out of her Olympic career on a good note. Contributed photo

Torres-Sunang qualifies for third Olympics after record jump

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:44 PM

Marestella Torres Sunang s Philippine record breaking jump was within the allowable wind limits meaning she ll be heading to Rio

RIO BOUND. Marestella Torres-Sunang jumps back into the Rio Olympics after setting a new Philippine record with a 6.72 meter leap. Photo from Team Torres

Torres-Sunang breaks PH long jump record to reach Olympic qualifying mark

Jul 04, 2016 - 10:44 PM

Marestella Torres Sunang could be back in the Olympic fold if her 6 72 meters jump is certified by the IAAF

LONGEST JUMP. Marestella Torres-Sunang may have just snatched back her spot in the Rio Olympics with a strong showing in Kazakhstan. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Torres makes third Olympic squad; Obiena fails again to qualify for Rio

May 22, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Ernest John Obiena who is chasing an Olympic berth failed to qualify while Marestella Torres qualifies due to the universality clause

PH long jumper Sunang to compete at Rio Olympics

May 03, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Marestella Torres Sunang is approved to compete through the universality clause which states that if an IAAF member federation has a male qualifier it can recommend a lady athlete

RIO-BOUND. Long jumper Marestella Torres Sunang will compete at the Rio Olympics due to the universality clause. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marestella Torres Sunang falls short of Rio 2016 qualification

Apr 28, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Sunang fell short of the Olympic qualifying mark but the Philippine Track and Field Association is looking into other avenues to qualify her

STRONG SECOND. Marestella Torres Sunang leapt 6.40 meters, short of the 6.70 Olympic qualifying mark. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Torres-Sunang soars to best leap in women's long jump at PH Open trackfest

Apr 08, 2016 - 12:35 AM

Bucking strong swirling early morning winds the athlete secured the gold medal on her fourth attempt

Olympic watch: PH looks to athletics for medal hope

Jan 04, 2016 - 8:30 PM

With the Rio Olympics still 7 months away the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association is putting its pieces in place for a strong showing

OLYMPIC HOPE. Filipino-American Eric Cray is one of two Filipino athletes who have so far qualified for the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

PH runner Eric Cray enters 400m hurdles finals at Asiad

Sep 30, 2014 - 5:06 PM

Eric Cray set a new Philippine record to become the first Filipino to reach the 400m hurdles finale at the Asian Games since 1982

Eric Cray of the Philippines competes during the men’s 400 meters hurdles event at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. File photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Marestella Torres, Hidilyn Diaz fail to make Asian Games cut

Aug 09, 2014 - 9:53 PM

Former Asian athletics champion Marestella Torres and Olympic weight lifter Hidilyn Diaz failed to make the cut off for an Asian Games berth

Filipino long jumper Marestella Torres, seen during her SEA Games gold medal performance in 2005, failed to qualify for the Asian Games. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Marestella Torres' Asiad bid derailed in Vietnam

Jul 26, 2014 - 5:03 PM

Rising Vietnamese ace Bui Thi Thu Thao derailed former Asian champion Marestella Torres bid to qualify to the Asian Games

Filipino long jumper Marestella Torres, seen during her SEA Games gold medal performance in 2005, will have one final attempt to qualify for the Asian Games squad next month. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Comebacking athletics queen chasing Asian Games slot

Jun 29, 2014 - 1:10 AM

Long jumper Marestella Torres begins her first steps to regain her lofty status in Asian athletics when she leapt 6 26 meters to win one of the Philippines’ two medals at the Hong Kong Inter Cities Athletics Championship

Philippines finishes Olympic run, still no medals

Aug 09, 2012 - 11:59 PM

Team Philippines is officially out of the Olympics after its final bet BMX cyclist Daniel Caluag failed to advance

Team PH is out of Olympics

Aug 09, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Team Philippines is officially out of the Olympics after its final bet BMX cyclist Daniel Caluag failed to advance

Team Philippines: One athlete left in Olympics

Aug 09, 2012 - 11:44 AM

BMX biker Daniel Caluag is the sole athlete left for Team Philippines after athletics representatives Marestella Torres Rene Herrera bow out

BMX biker is last Filipino athlete in Olympics

Aug 08, 2012 - 11:51 AM

BMX biker Daniel Caluag is the sole athlete left for Team Philippines after athletics representatives Marestella Torres Rene Herrera bow out

Olympics Day 11: Image of the day

Aug 08, 2012 - 11:45 AM

The Philippines long jumper Marestella Torres is out of the Olympics after a dismal performance in the women s qualification round

Philippines' Marestella Torres competes in the women's long jump qualifying rounds at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 7, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Team Philippines: Torres out after dismal long jump

Aug 08, 2012 - 9:22 AM

The Philippines long jumper Marestella Torres is out of the Olympics after a dismal performance in the women s qualification round

Philippines' Marestella Torres competes in the women's long jump qualifying rounds at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 7, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Philippines pins hopes on remaining 3 Olympians

Aug 05, 2012 - 5:21 PM

Hopes remain high on the chances of 3 remaining Filipino athletes in the 2012 Olympic games to bag medals in London after boxer Mark Anthony Barriga lost his valiant bid for medal glory

Olympics: Team Philippines schedule and results

Jul 30, 2012 - 9:46 PM

The schedule and results of the Philippine team competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London

FACT SHEET: Athletes of Team Philippines

Jul 24, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Get to know the athletes of Team Philippines and what makes each of them stand out