The Philippine contingent for the delayed Tokyo Olympics has reached double figures after World Skate confirmed Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal's qualification to the Games on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).
CeCe Telfer, the first openly transgender woman to win an N.C.A.A. title, is aiming to qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials in the 400-meter hurdles. Her biggest obstacle, for now, is a lack of training facilities.
Tokyo Olympics-bound skateboarder Margie Didal will fly back to the United States on July 1 after a brief respite here in the country for the final phase of her training.
According to Skate Pilipinas, the National Sports Association for skateboarding, Didal punched a ticket to Tokyo due to her world ranking.
Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons, part of the national team that snared two bronze medals in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Subic, will spearhead the women’s squad that is also composed of Dij Rodriguez, Babylove Barbon and reserves Mer Jauculan and Gen Eslapor.
USA Basketball is pursuing Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul for a spot on the Olympic team. Marc Stein of the New York Times provided more information:
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