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Ian’s arrow finds gold

Ian’s arrow finds gold

PINOZ archer Ian Asidera wore the Aussie jersey at the 2016 Oceania Archery Games and won for Australia three gold medals and one silver. It’s a feat for someone who took archery originally as a hobby. But the competitive spirit soon drew Ian to become one of a few Filipino-Australians doing well in sports. By […]

Blest be Benedictos

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Blest be Benedictos

DENNIS Benedictos is an ideas man who knows how to do the hard organisational work to put his thoughts into action for the benefit of the Australian and Philippine sporting communities. By GLORIA ROSS in Canberra ACT ____________________ Benedictos is well organised, articulate and he possesses the great respect of players and fellow organisers. The man […]

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Big game in town

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Big game in town

MIKO had the moves. But they came too late for him to hip hop. So he made it his business: Dance sport. When Team Australia won silver at the 13th World Hip Hop Dance championships in Las Vegas last year, sure as night follows day it was Sydney pinoz Marco Andre (Miko) Selorio who orchestrated […]

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Not in his wildest dreams

BLUE Sox baseball club member Don Giron had never believed he’d watch Major League Baseball’s World Series in person. Not in his wildest dreams. But it happened. In October, Giron won a VIP trip from his club to watch 2015 World Series games 3, 4 and 5 in New York City. He took eight-year-old daughter […]

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Beauty and the beast

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Beauty and the beast

YOU could be easily disarmed by the beauty of this lady from Sydney, but you’d be a fool to test the beast within British Airways financial analyst Pia Castray, who has also played film roles in England. Castry is a 4th dan black belt in the Filipino martial arts of sikaran and arnis, a former Australian, […]

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One more ring death

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One more ring death

IN THE split-second that Campbelltown’s Davey Browne jr took his eyes off the action for a quick look at his glove laces, a whistling right-cross from Filipino boxing import Carlo Magali barreled through his defence and put an end to the Australian’s life. By JAIME K PIMENTEL ____________________ The tragedy immediately sparked yet another outcry across […]

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Jump when you turn 50

WHEN a member of my family turns 50, he or she is obliged to jump off a plane in a parachute. It’s a family sport of skydiving, you might say. And the obligation is sacred. By JAIME K PIMENTEL ____________________ So when offspring No 4, Martin ‘Kelly’, turned 50 on March 11, 2015, he jumped. […]

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When the tough get going

Ever wanted to get started with “multi-sport” but didn’t know where to begin? The sport of triathlon may seem daunting for someone trying it for the first time. By ROMMEL FARO Ang Kalatas _____________________ I started the sport about four years ago. I couldn’t swim 25 meters, and was a poor runner.  But persistence, hard work and a […]

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In your face

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In your face

AT THE weight-in before their world boxing title match in Toowoomba, Queensland on Saturday, June 27, 2015, the challenger from Indonesia, Hero Tito, was in the face of IBO world super-featherweight champion Jack Asis. By JAIME K PIMENTEL _____________________ Asked to pose for a friendly photo with the champion, Tito marched straight into Asis’ face […]

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Fast track to China

CHRISTMAS came sweet last year for 10-year old gymnast Jose Caballero, who was picked to train at China’s Institute of Gymnastics early this year. By TITUS FILIO Ang Kalatas ____________________ The shy Year 5 Filipino-Australian student from St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary is one of rising athletic talents trained at the Gymnastics NSW High Performance Centre. […]

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