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PH kiteboarding hopes to get nat’l attention by winning YOG medal

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A kiteboarder shows off during the ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour in Boracay. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERBORACAY—With the Youth Olympic Games coming up, there’s an opportunity for kiteboarding, a fast-growing water sport, to make a splash in the Philippines—by winning a medal.Five years into the annual ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour, the sport has yet to break the mainstream awareness but PKA president Jay Ortiz thinks this may be the best time to get national attention.ADVERTISEMENT There was an increase in participants—both foreign and local—for the Kiteboarding Tour this year compared to last season, and PKA is hoping to bring it to more provinces in the Philippines in hopes of discovering more talents.The PKA made stops in Lakawon (Bacolod), Bantayan Island in Cebu, Boracay—which is one of the top kiteboarding locations in the country—before holding its final event in Cagbalete, Quezon, just four hours outside of Manila by land.Aside from discovering talents, the Kiteboarding tour has also helped in sports tourism as they visit lesser-known spots like Cuyo Island, a remote area in Palawan, for their tournaments.“While it’s not our main objective, sports tourism opportunity because we’ve seen how it helped with the growth of the spots that we brought the tour,” Ortiz. said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES With the sport largely depending on wind conditions, hosting an event is not without its challenges. During the Boracay leg from February 10 to 12, competitions were cancelled for the first two days because of the lack of strong wind.The PKA tour features three events—the twin tip race, hangtime and freestyle. The Youth members like rising star Christian Tio competed in the elite division to prepare them for the Olympic qualifying event in Thailand in March, where a lone spot for Asia is at stake.Ortiz said the Philippines has five boys and one girl as prospects to compete in the Qualifying tournament.Kiteboarding is a sport that Ortiz believes Filipinos can dominate because it puts premium on  strategy and training rather than height, which in reality, majority of the locals lack.“I think we are in equal footing with out international competition because height and built are not a major factor,” Ortiz, who is also a consistent top performer in his division, said. “We believe we can dominate the sports in Asia.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Streaking Gamboa-St. Clare thumps JRU Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award READ: PH eyes slot as kiteboarding makes debut in YOG“The strategy for us to take it to mainstream is get an Olympic medal for this. When we chartered the PKA five years ago, the first objectives were to promote the sport over the 7,000 islands and to train our athletes for the international events,” Ortiz told INQUIRER.net during the first day of the three-day competitions here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We all agree that the [YOG] is the opportunity to create awareness. In Europe, US and South American, kiteboarding is booming exponentially and we hope to bring that growth here.”Kiteboarding is a thrilling adventure sport that puts riders on a board and uses a large kite controlled by a bar to steer them on the water usually following a race course. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

SATUC Cup: Liberia Progress to Final, Face Nigeria

first_imgLiberia will play Cambodia today to compete for a slot in the semi-finals.Liberia have progressed to the final of the SATUC U17 World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria, a Balkan nation with diverse terrain encompassing Black Sea coastline, a mountainous interior and rivers, including the Danube.The team booked their ticket to final following their thrilling 5-1 win against African counterparts Morocco yesterday, a dispatch confirmed.Liberia took an early lead that was later equalized midway through the first half. The team could not allow itself to end the first half on level terms as they retook to enter the first half break with a 2-1 lead.It later became a one-sided affair after Liberia stole the final half to score four additional goals.Liberia had defeated Cambodia 3-2 in the quarter-final before they were paired against Morocco in the semis. The team started the tournament on a disappointing note when they lost to host Bulgaria, but finished second in Group A after a 5-1 win over Iraq.With one match, the final, left to be played, Liberia will now have to face West African counterparts Nigeria for the SATUC Cup.Finalist Nigeria advanced to the final after finishing top of Group D during the group stage ahead of Morocco and Syria. They later defeated Cameroon in the quarterfinals, and Bulgaria in the semi-finals.The final will be played today, August 15, to be followed by a cultural tour of the country, which is a traditional part of the event.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sports calendar

first_imgCOLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALLHumboldt State at Cal State Dominguez Hills, 5:30 p.m. COLLEGE SWIMMINGBiola men and women competing in Pacific Coast Swimming Conference Championships, Belmont Plaza Pool, all day L.A. Harbor at Saddleback, 2 p.m. JC MEN’S BASKETBALLL.A. Harbor at Cerritos, 7:30 p.m. Compton at East L.A., 7:30 p.m. Irvine Valley at Cypress, 7:30 p.m. Long Beach City at L.A. Southwest, 7:30 p.m. JC WOMEN’S BASKETBALLL.A. Harbor at Cerritos, 5:30 p.m. Compton at East L.A., 5:30 p.m. Irvine Valley at Cypress, 5:30 p.m. Long Beach City at L.A. Southwest, 5:30 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COLLEGE BASEBALLTexas at Long Beach State, Blair Field, 6:30 p.m. COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALLHumboldt State at Cal State Dominguez Hills, 7:30 p.m. center_img COLLEGE MEN’S TENNISWhittier at Biola, 3:30 p.m. COLLEGE MEN’S VOLLEYBALLCal Baptist at Long Beach State, Walter Pyramid, 7 p.m. HORSE RACINGSanta Anita, 1 p.m. Los Alamitos, 7:15 p.m. JC BASEBALLL.A. Valley at Cerritos, 2 p.m. last_img read more

Elite Eight from area qualify for state meet

first_imgYu, the Suburban League champ at 119, finished seventh while Alarcon was fifth. Gerl, a junior who’s been wrestling for just two years, may have been the biggest surprise. He pinned Millikan’s Travis Clock – the Moore League and CIF Central Division champ – in the quarterfinals before finishing sixth overall. Clock beat Gerl twice during the regular season. “He’s really risen to the challenge of this sport,” said Calvary Chapel Downey coach Steve Clark. “I know (beating Clock) was a major hill for him to climb.” For Glenn, Gastelo finished eighth, Enriquez was seventh and Granillo finished fourth. “We’ve got a pretty good chance (at state),” said Glenn coach Monico Enriquez. “If we get a good draw and wrestle tough, (all three) definitely have a chance for top 8.” RIALTO – Call them the Elite Eight. Eight wrestlers from local high schools finished among the top 8 in their weight classes Saturday at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet at Carter High, earning themselves a trip to next weekend’s CIF State Meet at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. Glenn High led the way by qualifying three wrestlers – Isaias Gastelo (171 pounds), Matt Granillo (215) and Juan Enriquez (285) – for the state meet. Fellow Suburban League athletes Richard Alarcon of Mayfair (119) and Cerritos’ Andy Yu (119) also qualified as did Caleb Gerl of Calvary Chapel Downey (189), St. John Bosco’s Robert Ortiz (215) and Los Alamitos’ Panos Papadopoulos (285). “I have no idea,” said Yu when asked how he will do in Bakersfield. “I’ve never been this far.” center_img Ortiz, a state qualifier last season, finished eighth after forfeiting the seventh-place match to rest his injured back. Papadopoulos had the highest finish among locals, third. “It feels great,” he said of qualifying for state. “I think I have really good chances, top 5 at least. I’m excited to go to state.” David Felton can be reached at david.felton@presstelegram.com or (562) 499-1318. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Video: Man United and Arsenal target’s best bits

first_imgReal Madrid star Karim Benzema has been linked with a summer move to Manchester United and Arsenal.The France star is high up on the shopping list of the Premier League sides, and judging by this video you can see why!Benzema is expected to fetch around £40million for his services this summer, should the new Bernabeu chief decide to dispense with his services.You can watch a video of Karim Benzema’s best bits above and leave your comments about the Real Madrid star below…..last_img

Tottenham star ruled out for six weeks with ligament damage

first_img1 Tottenham midfielder Nacer Chadli has been ruled out for six weeks with an ankle injury.The 26-year-old was stretchered off just eight minutes into Saturday’s goalless draw with Liverpool at White Hart Lane.Scans have since shown Chadli suffered ligament damage and the Belgian is expected to be sidelined until December.A Spurs statement read: “Further assessment and investigation has confirmed that Nacer Chadli suffered ankle ligament damage during our draw against Liverpool.“The Belgium midfielder was forced off with the injury early in Saturday’s game and is expected to be sidelined for around six weeks.“Our medical staff will continue to monitor his progress during his rehabilitation to determine when he will be ready to return to training.” Nacer Chadli last_img

INAUGURAL ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE 5K A HUGE SUCCESS – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgSt. Eunan’s College inaugural 5k Race/Walk was an outstanding success with well over 500 registered walkers and runners taking part last night.Athletics legend Danny Mc Daid officiated at the starting line. The competitive runners completed a challenging course, while recreational runners and walkers alike enjoyed a well-organised and sociable event.Congratulations to student Ruairi Finnegan who won in a time of 15 mins 48 secs. Check out the photos below which capture the buzz of the event- and thanks to all who made it a wonderful success!College Team results were: Team 1st Place:Michael MillerCormac CallaghanChris FlanaganPeter O’MalleySean McDonaghTeam 2nd Place: Donal FarrenConor FarrellJoseph DohertyPaul McKinnon Team 3rd Place:Jack BoyceDavid IrelandPatrick QuinnRaymond RodgersConor Bogan INAUGURAL ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE 5K A HUGE SUCCESS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: April 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:St.Eunan’s College 5Klast_img read more

ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS! LAGAN HARPS LADIES BEAT TIPP TO CUP

first_imgChampions: Lagan HarpsLAGAN HARPS Ladies are All-Ireland Champions – winning the All-Ireland Junior Cup.Some soccer fans would reckon they did it the hard way, having to travel all the way to Tipperary to take on Tipperary.Well, it might be a long way to Tipperary, but the journey back to Donegal was a real pleasure as the Lagan Harps girls came back with the Cup after winning 8-1. Scorers were the brilliant Amber Barrett (2), the insatiable Lauren Harper (2), super Nakita Burke (2), effervescent Emma Mc Kinley (1) and all-round star Caroline Gallagher (1).Amber Barrett picked up player of the match too. There were also strong performances from Bernie Cannon, Catherine Fletcher, Kaneshia Mc Kinney and Nadine Crawford. ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS! LAGAN HARPS LADIES BEAT TIPP TO CUP was last modified: September 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJunior CupLagan HarpsTipperarywinnerslast_img read more

DONEGAL BOXER McLAUGHLIN ENJOYS ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE PRO WIN

first_imgMichael McLaughlin from Carndonagh won again last night.Donegal boxer Michael McLaughlin took his professional record to 10-1-1 thanks to a very impressive victory over Roberto Valenzuala at the Marina Bay Sportsplex in Boston on last night.The Carndonagh welterweight took the fight to the Mexican from the off and never looked back after punishing his opponent with a series of head and body shots in the opening round.Valenzuala, a veteran of some 56 knockouts throughout his career, had no answer for the Irish southpaw’s speed and movement and although he tagged his opponent with an overhand right in the second, he would never come that close again.Irish boxing.com reports that McLaughlin scored big at the end of the round and again midway through the third when it appeared that Valenzuala had had enough. In the fourth “Mickey” piled on the punches, and was equally impressive in avoiding the dangerous counter punches of his opponent.McLaughlin had his opponent out on his feet and appeared ready to record his tenth inside-the-distance victory of his professional career. But the Mexican survived somehow and took the bout to the fifth round. The ringside physician intervened midway through the fifth following a clash of heads between the fighters.Valenzuala wanted no further part in the bout and appeared to be blaming his opponent. But the judges did not see it that way and rewarded the Irishman for his dominance by declaring him the victor.McLaughlin was pleased with his night’s work, commenting afterwards: “He was a very tough opponent, but I think he didn’t want to know near the end. There was a clash of heads alright but he was trying to blame that for the loss. I thought I did well and deserved the victory.”DONEGAL BOXER McLAUGHLIN ENJOYS ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE PRO WIN was last modified: June 28th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boxingCarndonaghdonegalMichael McLaughlinlast_img read more

Islanders launch campaign to build their own road to lighthouse

first_imgLocals on Arranmore have launched their own campaign to make essential repairs on the main road leading to the island’s lighthouse.The group claim they need €6,000 to make the repairs.They say they have tried to get both local and Government funding for the project but have failed. They have now launched an iDonate campaign and have raised €240 of their €6,000 target.A spokesperson for the campaign said “Essential road repairs to the main road leading to Arranmore Lighthouse. This road is urgently in need of repairs but countless efforts to secure local authority or government funding for the repairs have been fruitless. The community & friends of Arranmore are seeking your assistance to raise funds to carry out essential repairs to the road which leads to the lighthouse.”The group added that is hoped that in due course, a planning application to Donegal Co Co will ensure that the Arranmore Lighthouse tower and grounds will be open to the public.In order to complete the planning application, in an area which is a Special Area of Conservation, funding will also be required. In the event that there is any remaining funding following the repairs to the road, the funds will be used to assist with the planning permission application costs.Islanders launch campaign to build their own road to lighthouse was last modified: July 21st, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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