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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

PH Athletics Championships: Fuentes makes winning long jump comeback

Jun 01, 2018 - 1:02 PM

The returning national team member makes the most out of his second chance

Cagayan Valley champ aims to break personal record in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Algin Gomez of Aparri, Cagayan Valley wants to highlight his Palaro 2018 campaign with two gold medals, and personal records

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

Janry Ubas claims long jump bronze in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:46 PM

The Far Eastern University standout recorded 7 75m in the men s long jump event

SHORT. Despite being able to surpass the SEA Games record, Janry Ubas settles with a bronze in the Men's long jump event. Screenshot from livestream.

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

Long jumper Janry Ubas wins at Thailand Open Track and Field Championship

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Janry Ubas clears 7 78 meters to win the long jump in the Thailand Open Track and Field Championship in Bangkok

GOLD. Janry Ubas (C) is seen beside a competitor and national coach Jojo Posadas. Photo from Janry Ubas' Facebook page

Palarong Pambansa 2017 rookie clinches gold in long jump event

Apr 25, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Palarong Pambasa rookie Marvin Ramos from Central Luzon bags the top spot in the elementary long jump tournament

ROOKIE. Marvin Ramos bags the gold medal in the Palarong Pambansa 2017 elementary long jump tournament. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

WATCH: Blind athlete clinches gold at Palarong Pambansa 2017 long jump

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:41 PM

After 4 years in competing in Palarong Pambansa Cherry Lade Quimba of Bukidnon finally gets the much coveted gold medal

GOLD MEDALIST. Athlete Cherry Lade Quimba gets gold for the first time in her four-year stint at the Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Bea Mae Punongbayan/ Rappler

Duterte vs drugs, Marcos burial, PH in Olympics | 12PM wRap

Aug 17, 2016 - 1:04 PM

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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

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

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

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

Olympic long jump champ freezes sperm over Zika fears

Jun 08, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Greg Rutherford s girlfriend Susie Verrill says the couple are increasingly worried about mosquito born Zika which can cause birth defects in babies

SPERM FROZEN. Greg Rutherford from Britain, seen here competing in September 2015, has frozen his sperm over Zika fears as he heads to Rio for the Olympics. Photo by ANTHONY ANEX/EPA

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

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

Belibestre wins first PH gold at ASEAN School Games

Nov 23, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Bacolod native Jerry Belibestre s 7 47 meter jump makes him the fourth best jumper in the Philippines

FIRST GOLD. Jumper Jerry Belibestre, 17, gives the Philippines its first gold medal at the ASEAN School Games in Brunei. Photo from Addy Arca's Facebook page

Lazy student from NCR learns discipline in sports

May 03, 2015 - 3:20 PM

NCR long jumper Jimmy Celajes says competing in long jump transformed him from being a lazy student to a disciplined student athlete

DISCIPLINE. Realizing ha has to do well in school to continue competing, NCR long jumper Jimmy Celajes, transforms from being a lazy student to a hard working student-athlete. Photo by Christine Cudis/Rappler

Malaysian long jumper captures gold

Dec 01, 2014 - 9:04 PM

Noor Skahidatum Nada Binti seizes the gold medal in the long jump category of athletics with a 5 67 meter barge

Rappler file photo of the Malaysian delegation in the 6th ASEAN Schools Games.

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

First timer wins gold, silver for Central Luzon in Athletics

May 06, 2014 - 9:22 PM

Martin Esteban did not take athletics seriously until he decided he wanted to join Palarong Pambansa

FIRST-TIMER. In his Palaro competition, Martin Esteban bags gold and silver for Central Luzon. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

#Palaro2014 Schedule: Athletics

May 06, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Photos by Jerome Monta and Aki Yatco/Rappler

SEAG: Dagmil churns out unexpected win; PH gold up to 10

Dec 15, 2013 - 7:12 PM

Long jump was not among the events the Philippines was expected to win in the 27th SEA Games but Henry Dagmil exceeded those expectations

File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Long jumper nets 1st gold for NCR

Apr 22, 2013 - 10:04 AM

John Resty Lorenzo won the long jump to nail the first gold medal for NCR in Palaro 2013

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

Phelps says goodbye as Ennis lights up Games

Aug 05, 2012 - 9:54 AM

Michael Phelps bowed out of swimming with a final flourish as poster girl Jessica Ennis crowned one of British sport s most memorable days

US swimmer Michael Phelps poses after he received the trophy of the greatest olympic athlete of all time after he won gold in the men's 4x100m medley relay final during the swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 4, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL