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Knott’s landing
by Raffy Uytiepo - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
In the Philippine Athletics Championship in Ilagan City last year, Fil-Am sprinter Kristina Knott promised it won’t be long before she breaks Lydia De Vega’s 33 year old records in the 100m and 200m sprints....
Whats your number (Conclusion)
by Raffy Uytiepo - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
After debating as to who owns a particular number from 0/00 to 33. Let’s tackle some more preferred ones.
What’s your number? (Part one)
by Raffy Uytiepo - September 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Some athletes connection with numbers can go deeper than a birthday.
One-legged triathlete (Conclusion)
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
In 2003, Zeny Iglesias of Standard Chartered Bank, Philippines invited Rudy Fernandez and me to be part of the Philippine contingent that will participate in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.
One-legged triathlete- Part One
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Rodolfo “Rudy” Fernandez was a former national record-holder in the mile (1,600 meters) before he lost his right leg (from above the knee) in a grenade explosion in an Iloilo City movie house in 197...
CIERPINSKI Cheated?
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 4, 2020 - 12:00am
In any sport, an athlete almost always knows his closest rival. In the marathon for instance, a runner knows who are the seeded ones. In the 1976 Montreal Olympics, defending marathon champion Frank Shorter was primed...
Rey Antoque, the old warrior
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 30, 2020 - 12:00am
While Jimmy De La Torre was the youngest runner to win the Milo Marathon, Rey Antoque was the oldest to triumph in the same race at age 35. Antoque, another Ilonggo from Sipalay Negros Occidental, did the trick when...
Jimmy de la Torre
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 23, 2020 - 12:00am
As I mentioned in my last column, I’ll be writing on the country’s greatest athletes especially in athletics.
Herman Suizo
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 16, 2020 - 12:00am
My “kumpare” Relly Mercado who ran from Baguio City to Manila in the early 1990s (ultramarathons were still unheard of then), suggested that I should be writing a book based on my over forty years of...
Tito Roger
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Tennis icon Roger Federer is the world’s highest paid athlete for 2020. With the Covid-19 pandemic knocking out almost all major sporting events, it was the first time that a tennis player topped the list...
Those were the days
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Having experienced being lockdowned for almost two months, I know now what life is like inside the jail.
More NBA greats
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Freeman Sports surveyed Sports personalities on their choices of the greatest NBA players of all time. Well, here’s some more of the hoop legends that should be included in the list.
Next woman GM
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Don’t look now but the next Filipino Chess Woman Grandmaster could be 17-year old teenage sensation Kylen Joy Mordido. The Dasmarinas, Cavite Woman Internationmal Master, clinched her second WGM norm in the...
Second inactive
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The World Health Organization is arguably the most-talked about agency in the Covid-19 pandemic.
44Th World Chess Olympiad
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The National Chess Federation announced that GM Darwin Laylo has replaced US-based Filipino grandmaster Julio Catalino Sadorra for the national team that will compete in the 44th World Chess Olympiad in Moscow, Russia....
Sayonara Olympics
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
In my previous column I wrote that there’s a big possibility the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic which is creating havoc globally.
NBA starts not spared
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 24, 2020 - 12:00am
As I write this column, about 13 players were confirmed to have contacted the deadly virus.
Rousing Start
by Raffy Uytiepo - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
After being branded as a disorganized host of this year’s Games a week before the start of hostilities, the Philippines is off to a good start.
We could be champs
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 12, 2019 - 12:00am
When we hosted the 1991 SEA Games, the newly-formed Philippine Sports Commission instructed the different National Sports Association to come up with monitoring teams.
UAAP Final Four
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 29, 2019 - 12:00am
When the smoke cleared in the battle for the UAAP season 82 Final Four, the De La Salle Green Archers missed the last bus after a heartbreaking loss to the University of the Philippine Fighting Maroons last Sun...
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