Alex Eala Writes Tennis History for PHI


 
Philippines' tennis sensation Alexandra Eala wins the 2022 US Open Tennis Championships Junior Girls Title in New York.
 
The 17-year old Eala defeated Lucie Havlíčková of Czech Republic in the girls finals, 6-2, 6-4, to become the first Filipino to win a Grand Slam juniors singles title on Saturday, August 10.
 
With her feat, a history is made for Philippine tennis book.  
 
Overwhelmed by her victory, her fans and supporters expressed their congratulatory messages on social media and became one of the trending topics on Twitter.
 
The US Junior champ was a member of team Philippines who competed in the 2021 SEA Games in Vietnam where she managed to collect 3 bronze medals in her first SEA Games appearance.

Aside from that, she had previously won doubles gold in the 2020 Australian Open and 2021 French Open.
 

Philippines & Malaysia Falter in Penang Challenger


 
Team Cebu Chooks from the Philippines only reached the quarterfinals in the 3x3 Basketball Penang Challenger as they were halted by United State's Team Princeton, 17-22.

Team Philippines which is composed of Zachary Huang, Brandon Alfonso Ramirez, Mark Tallo and Vincent Tolentino were in Pool A with one victory over Team Zavkhan of Mongolia, 18-15 and falter to champion team Liman of Serbia, 17-22.

Meanwhile, host Malaysia which was represented by Team Penang Worldhoops was unable to enter the Pool round after it was eliminated in the qualifying pool round.

The team succumbed to Team Saitama Alphas of Japan (04-22) and to Team Lusail of Qatar (13-21).

Team Penang members were Yan Qing Goh, KimEng LOK, WeiMing Ooi and Slovenian Ales Kunc.

The Philippines ended in 8th place and Malaysia as 16th placer in the challenger event.
 
The 3x3 Challenger event was held in Malaysia from September 10 to 11 with 16 participating teams. 


Philippines Qualifies to WBSC Men's Softball World Cup

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Team Philippines settled for silver medal behind host Japan who captured the Men's Softball Asia Cup title today. Japan remains unscratched in the competition after beating Philippines in the finals, 9-2.
Both teams will represent Asia in the XVII WBSC Men's Softball World Cup, which is scheduled from 26 November to 4 December in New Zealand.
 
Meanwhile, Singapore captured the bronze medal after beating India, 12-5, while Thailand ended 6th place after vowing to Hong Kong, 1-5.
 
Final Ranking
  • 1st - Japan
  • 2nd - Philippines
  • 3rd - Singapore
  • 4th - India
  • 5th - Hong Kong
  • 6th - Thailand
  • 7th - Chinese Taipei
If you missed the gold medal match between the Philippines & Japan, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWQwQEjvGDM
 
 

 

Obiena Continues to Soar After His Bronze Finish in Worlds


 
Filipino pole vaulter Ernest John "EJ" Obiena upsets World & Olympic champion Armand Duplantis of Sweden in the Brussels Diamond League on Friday night. Obiena clinched the gold medal after clearing 5.91 meters on his third and final attempt. 
 
Obiena also competed in Lausanne Diamond League where he finished third place after clearing 5.8m a couple of days before the Bruessels meet. 
 
Obiena's feat continues after becoming the first Filipino and first Southeast Asian (senior) to win in the World Athletics Championships. He cleared 5.94m to win the bronze medal in the World Athletics Championships held in Oregon, United States last July.
 
 
Obiena's fans are looking forward for him to qualify in Paris Olympics in 2024 and win medal for his very own country, the Philippines. 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Singapore Qualifies to U23 Softball World Cup


 
The U23 Singapore softball team qualifies to U23 Softball World Cup 2022 after finishing second behind host Japan in the U23 Men's Softball Asia Cup 2022. 

The three-nation double round robin qualifying event was held at the Shimanto Stadium, Anami Sports Park in Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture from September 1 to 2.
 
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Japan swept all their matches to show their dominance in softball while Singapore got 2-win 2-loss card and India losing all their matches in the two-day event.

Below are the results of the said qualifying event. 

September 1 
  • Japan 7-1 India
  • Singapore 13-0 India
  • Singapore 0-7 Japan
 
September 2
  • Japan 9-0 India
  • Singapore 3-2 India
  • Singapore 0-6 Japan
The WBSC U23 Softball World Cup 2022 will be held in Parana, Argentina from October 22 to 30.
 

PH wins Beach Handball title in Korea

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The Philippines swept all its match to capture the 2022 Korea Beach Handball Festival title. The 3-nation beach handball festival was held at the Yangyang Naksan Beach, South Korea with having two teams.

Team Philippines first defeated Korea-A followed by Korea-B and on the final day defeated their SEA 
Games rival Vietnam. 
 
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On the other hand, Vietnam also beat the Korean teams and fall to the Philippines in their last match.

Below are the results of the tournament.
 

 


Thailand finished in 4th in Asian U20 Volleyball


 
The men's u20 team of Thailand succumbed to Korea in their bronze medal match and ended their volleyball campaign in 4th place. The Koreans dominated the 3-setter match and closed their campaign with bronze medal.

Prior to the medal match, the lone team from Southeast Asia was defeated by India in the semifinals in 4-1 sets.

Below are the results of Team Thailand in the tournament.

  • August 23 | Pool E: Thailand 3-0 United Arab Emirates (25-17, 25-18, 25-16)
  • August 26 | Play-off: Thailand 3-2 Iraq (25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 19-25, 15-12)
  • August 27 | Quarterfinals: Thailand 3-2 China (25-19, 20-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12)
  • August 28 | Semifinals: Thailand 1-3 India (21-25, 25-23, 19-25, 18-25)
  • August 29 | Bronze Medal Match: Thailand 1-3 Korea (29-31, 16-25, 14-25)

 

2022 AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup Draw Results

Here are your final groups for the #AFFMitsubishiElectricCup2022 which is drawn today, August 30. But before the tournament commence, one slot will be contested in Group A between Brunei and Timor Leste. They will play in a two-legged qualifier to determine the team going to complete Group A.

The AFF Cup 2022 will kick-off on December 23, days after the conclusion of FIFA World Cup in Qatar.


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Philippines & Korea won Golf Titles in Jakarta

Princess Superal of the Philippines won the Simone Asia Pacific Cup title held at the Pondok Indah Golf Course in Jakarta, Indonesia. 
 
The 3-day competition ended last Saturday with the Koreans taking the team event title while the Philippines ended runner-up in that team event.
 
Other participating Southeast Asian countries were Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam & host Indonesia.
 
 
 

Alex Eala Writes Tennis History for PHI

  Philippines'  tennis sensation Alexandra Eala wins the 2022 US Open Tennis Championships Junior Girls Title in New York.   The 17-ye...