Sports News Weekend Roundup (Week of 02 to 08 October 2016)

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Elma Muros-Posadas (screengrab from ‘Thelma’ movie trailer)

An Update on PH Athletics Great Elma Muros

In an Inquirer article, “It’s been 15 years since Elma Muros-Posadas posted her last victory in the Southeast Asian Games—the heptathlon gold in the 2001 edition in Kuala Lumpur.”
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Tackle Football

Tackle and Flag Football in the Philippines

In Philippine Star’s Bill Velasco’s column, he writes: “It has been a struggle for the American Tackle Football Association of the Philippines, or ATFAP the past two years. The fledgling organization encountered some initial resistance to the sport given its intense reputation and supposed high rate of injury in the United States.”
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Joshua Pacio (File photo from ONE Championship via Rappler.com)

Bright Future for MMA in Philippines with Joshua Pacio

The 20-year-old fighter from Baguio City, Joshua Pacio, may have failed to win against Japan’s Yoshitaka Naito at the ONE Championships in Myanmar last Friday, but he remains optimistic. “It’s not a defeat. I think of it as a lesson. It will serve as an inspiration to push myself to the limit,” he told Rappler.
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