Negrense Sunang, Ilonggo Delarmino claim bronze in Asian Beach Games

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Negrense Sunang, Ilonggo Delarmino claim bronze in Asian Beach Games’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Marestella Torres-Sunang settled for a bronze medal finish in the women’s long jump event of the 2016 Asian Beach Games on late Tuesday afternoon in Danang, Vietnam.The San Jose, Negros Oriental-native Torres-Sunang finished third among five competitors with at 6.10 meters. Vietnamese Thao Bui Thi Thu and Nguyen Thi Truc Mai took the 1-2 finish with 6.32 and 6.11 meters, respectively.Torres-Sunang, who recently competed in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, struggled with 5.91, 6.00 and 5.94 in her first three attempts before accomplishing 6.10 meters on her fourth try.Torres-Sunang, who is nursing a minor injury, failed to bag a medal on her third and last Olympic stint recently as she did not advance to the finals, not reaching the 6.75 meter mark during the preliminary round.Meanwhile, Dumangas, Iloilo-native Philip Delarmino also clinched a bronze medal for the country after finishing at third place in the men’s bantamweight 51-54 kilogram division of Muay Thai.Other bronze medalists for the country on Tuesday are Muay Thai’s Jonathan Polosan (men’s lightweight 60-63 kg) and Jay Harold Gregorio (men’s middleweight 71-75kg) and Helen Dawa (women’s -52 kilogram kurash).Annie Ramirez, meanwhile, failed to clinch her second gold medal in the biennial event after losing in the quarterfinals round of the jiu-jitsu open division. She earlier bagged gold in the women’s -55 kilogram class.The 72-man Philippine delegation remained at ninth place in the medal rankings with 2-1-10 gold-silver-bronze medals. The country is aiming to surpass the 3-2-7 haul of the country in 2014 in Thailand./PN [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

FIFA World Rankings: Super Eagles Drop One Spot To 35th

first_imgThe Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped one spot to 35th in the world in the latest FIFA men’s football world rankings released on Thursday.The three-time African champions failed to improve their position despite playing a 1-1 draw with five-time world champions Brazil in their last friendly match in Singapore. Nigeria occupy third spot in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia who occupy the top two positions.African champions Algeria are ranked fourth in Africa and 38th in the world. Morocco are fifth in Africa and 42nd in the world, while Egypt are 6th on the continent and 49th in the world. Meanwhile, the top four positions on the World Rankings remain unchanged from September with the only movement from Uruguay taking the place of Portugal in the top five.Belgium are still at number one while world champions France in second place. Five-time world champions Brazil are third in the world, while 2018 World Cup semifinalists England remained in fourth position. Uruguay move one spot up to fifth.Africa Top 10Senegal (20)Tunisia (29)Nigeria (35)Algeria (38)Morocco (42)Egypt (49)Ghana (51)Cameroon (52)DR Congo (54)Cote d’Ivoire (56)RelatedNigeria Drops in Latest FIFA RankingNovember 30, 2018In “FIFA”Super Eagles Move Up In Newest FIFA RankingApril 12, 2018In “National Team”Super Eagles Benefit From International Break in Latest FIFA RankingsApril 4, 2019In “National Team”last_img read more