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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

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

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

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