Philippine Showbiz Today Vol 14 No 6 - Page 23

Philippine Showbiz Today March 22 - April 7, 2019 Weightlifting 23 PH Special Olympian inspires on Humans of New York Instagram post stress how a leader should be and that winning isn’t really everything but family and friendship are. “I have twenty superheroes that I keep in a folder on my phone and I take it out to look at them, and I pretend that I am the leader of an entire superhero team. The whole team is counting on me to get as strong as possible because I am the muscle of the team. Being the biggest is like a way to take charge. It doesn’t even matter if I have super powers because I Filipino powerlifter Eduardo Humans of New York (@ can use my own true strength, Munarriz has yet to begin his humansofny) Instagram account, and the barbell is like a type of campaign in the 2019 Special which currently has 8.8 million weapon. It’s important as a leader to always listen to your team. Olympics World Games in Abu followers. Our whole team decided Dhabi, UAE. In the post, Munarriz shared a But he’s already won the short story about how he pictures together that friendship is more hearts of thousands after being himself as a leader of a team of important than winning. Nobody featured on the world renowned superheroes. He then, went on to will be mad at me if I lose. They UAAP: Maddie Madayag ‘didn’t see’ Eya Laure’s staredown University of Santo Tomas rookie Eya Laure added another play to her already expansive highlight reel when she blocked Ateneo veteran Maddie Madayag in the third set of their UAAP Season 81 game on Wednesday. Laure’s block was notable as she rejected Madayag’s running hit -- one of the most formidable sights in the UAAP this year. Afterward, she stared down the Ateneo veteran, then twirled slowly before celebrating with her teammate Madayag ultimately had the last laugh: she scored 23 points, including a record-setting 11 blocks, and the Lady Eagles came from behind to down the Golden Tigresses, 19-25, 22-25, 27-25, 25-22, 15-11. Afterward, Madayag insisted that she didn’t even notice what Laure did. “Actually I didn’t see it, I didn’t see it,” she said. But Madayag says Laure could not be blamed for her actions, saying: “It’s just part of the game.” “You can’t really do anything, kasi you’re hyped eh,” she pointed out. “Sino namang hindi maha- hype pag naka-block ka, ‘di ba?” While she and the Lady Eagles came away with the victory -- their seventh straight of the tournament -- Madayag was admittedly impressed with Laure. “Promising ‘yung bata eh, sobra,” she said of the UST rookie. “As in nakikita mo yung talent niya, na may maaasahan yung UST. Napakagaling na bata,” Madayag added. Laure finished the game with 21 points. ● - C.B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News don’t care if I bring home a medal. My family and my friends and Coach John and everyone in the Philippines will be proud of me even just for lifting weights,” the post read. Munarriz is one of three Filipino powerlifters participating in the Special Olympics. The other two are Joanna Aquino Yabes and Marlon Tindoc, who had already won the bronze medal in the squat attempt. The 20-year-old Munarriz takes his turn on the stage Wednesday. But regardless of what the results may be, Munarriz has already made his case that not all superheroes wear capes. ● - M. Giongco, Inq Dula completes sweep of 5 swim events ILAGAN CITY, Isabela. — Mark Bryan Dula of Paranaque City upstaged his more illustrious teammate Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh by winning four gold medals Wednesday to become the first quintuple winner in the Luzon leg of the 2019 Philippine National Youth Games-Batang Pinoy at the Isabela Sports Complex pool here. Making his Batang Pinoy debut, Dula, 12, made sure it will be remembered as he topped the 200m and 100m backstroke and 100m and 50m butterfly for boys 12-under to complete a sweep of his five events. Dula, who bagged the 50m gold medal the day before, clocked two minutes and 44.46 seconds in the 200m back, 1:08.82 in the 100m fly, 1:14.71 in 100m back and 30.78 in 50m fly all in the morning events at the pool to overtake the more popular Mojdeh, the national juniors record holder who has four gold medals at press time. Mojdeh, 12, who topped the 200m and 400m individual medley in Day 1, added two more by winning the girls’ 13-15 100m fly in 1:06.30 and 50m fly in 30.44. She will have a chance to join Dula in the elite five-gold club if she tops the 200m fly Thursday.  In athletics, Dasmarinas, Cavite’s Ron Gabriel Villa heaved the discus to 35.24m to cop the boys’ gold ahead of teammate Con Prince David (33.30m) and Baguio’s Kurt Errol Calalong (30.33m). Also striking gold medals at the track were Bulacan’s Marvelyn Canon (girls’ long jump), Camarines Sur’s Leslie de Lima (girls’ 1500m) and Baguio’s Hussein Lorana (boys’ 1500m) In archery, Baguio’s Aton Yuan Jucutan became the first double gold medalist in the sport by topping the boys’ cub 20m and 30m. Also reigning supreme were Baguio City’s Danielle Espiritu (girls’ cadet 30m) Dagupan’s Janina Erica Dolosa (girls’ cub 20m), Pasig’s Guillana Venice Garcia (girls’ bowman 30m), Makati’s Cassandra Louise Enecio (girls’ yeoman 20m) and Sophia Kyran Manuel (girls’ cub 30m), Marikina’s Sean Jonathan Tanco (boys’ cadet 40m) and Pangasinan’s Zhyrine Shayne Bastasa (girls’ cadet 40m). ● - Malaya Sports