Happy 14th birthday! Chinese teens land diving gold

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal China’s Zhang Minjie and Zhang Jiaqi perform in the women’s synchronized 10m platform event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKSTwo 14-year-old divers from China became the youngest gold medalists at the 2018 Asian Games when they romped to victory in the women’s synchronized 10 meter platform on Tuesday.Zhang Jiaqi and Zhang Minjie — fresh from victory at the Wuhan world cup in June — tumbled into a commanding lead from their exquisite opening dive and never looked threatened, securing the top spot with 361.38.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs PH’s Rogen Ladon assured of bronze in Asian Games boxing Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Exiting the pool and even wiping their faces in perfect synchronization, there was no smile — just a conspiratorial whisper from Zhang Jiaqi, nicknamed “Little Fu Mingzia” after the Chinese diving great, into the ear of her team-mate.The win continued China’s perfect streak in the synchronized 10 meter platform, winning the fifth gold medal on the fifth occasion the event has been held.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Victory was the icing on the cake for Zhang Minjie, who was celebrating her 14th birthday on Tuesday.Behind the terrific teens came North Korean duo Kim Kuk Hyang and Kim Mi Rae — who placed fourth in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio — on 337.86.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Malaysian pair Leong Mun Yee and Nur Dhabitah Sabri bagged the bronze with 310.80.Zhang Jiaqi, ranked five in the world, and world number nine Zhang Minjie showed no hint of nerves as they rolled out a spectacular back two-and-a-half somersaults and one-and-a-half twists in the fifth and final round to clinch the gold.last_img read more

‘We’re alive and kicking!’ Sherwood at his animated best following Aston Villa’s survival-boosting derby win

first_imgAston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says his side ‘don’t ever want to see the bottom-three again’, after their derby win over West Brom lifted the Villans three points clear of the relegation zone.Christian Benteke scored an injury-time penalty to seal a vital victory for the struggling side, their first in 13 Premier League games, after Baggies star Saido Berahino cancelled out Gabriel Agbonlahor’s opener.It was also the first points for Sherwood since taking over from axed boss Paul Lambert in February, and the new coach insists his side are ‘alive and kicking’ for their fight for top flight safety.“It’s a huge three points,” said the boss. “Psychologically, we’re out of the bottom-three, for now, and we don’t ever want to see it again.“We can bounce into our next games, which are winnable, and we’re alive and kicking now.”Sherwood also hailed the Villa Park faithful, who were in fine voice throughout the derby clash, and insists the team will need their support for the rest of the season as they look to climb even further away from the drop.“It’s been a tough time and I don’t think we got what we deserved in the first couple of games since I’ve been in charge,” he added.“When that happens the pressure rises and temperature heats up for everyone, for myself and the players, but the fans helped us today, they were magnificent.“We set the tone of the game and we got the crowd on our side because they saw we were on the front foot, we dictated the football match.“I thought we were in full control in the first-half and we should really have gone further ahead, but Tony Pulis’ sides are very stubborn and invariably it was a set-piece they score from.“But we stuck at it, there was a lot of bravery from the team tonight, and we got a little bit of luck at the end.“The boys want to give credit to the fans, they were fantastic tonight and we’re going to need them between now and the end of the season.”last_img read more

‘Old fire’ fuels Petron

first_imgMOST READ Petron coach Shaq delos Santos, however, defused the building pressure and sent his squad into the knockout duel for the gold on the saddle of calmness.“We don’t have to be pressured,” he told them. “This is just volleyball. We have to play our normal game if we want to win the crown.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefMore importantly, he asked them to rediscover the energy they had rode on through all their title runs.“I just told them to bring back the old fire that made Petron successful in the past,” said Delos Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStalled in its bid for a tournament sweep en route to the crown, Petron suddenly found itself on the verge of a painful defeat.F2 Logistics, its chief rival the past few years, forced the Philippine Superliga finals into a sudden-death showdown and flaunted a form that seemed ready to flip the script of the All-Filipino conference.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening The players responded.Led by Rhea Dimaculangan, who became the first setter in four years to win an MVP trophy, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Bernadeth Pons, the Blaze Spikers slammed the door shut on the Cargo Movers, 25-22, 26-24, 25-23, in Game 3 Thursday night to successfully defend their crown.Maizo-Pontillas and Pons provided the scoring firepower while Dimaculangan made sure her hitters had prime looks at making kills as Petron bounced back from a Game 2 defeat—the team’s only loss the entire conference.“We really never thought of completing a sweep,” said Delos Santos. “We know how tough the competition is and winning all of our games will be very impossible. So instead of eyeing a sweep, what we did was prepare hard every day, give our best and respect our opponents.”Dimaculangan, the 27-year-old former stalwart from University of Santo Tomas, expertly distributed the ball to notch the MVP trophy, the first for a setter since Army’s Tina Salak pulled off the feat four years ago.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIEScenter_img Folayang ready for defense vs Aoki Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Her partner during their UST days and now Petron teammate Maizo-Pontillas was named Best Opposite Hitter.Cignal’s team captain Rachel Anne Daquis was adjudged First Best Outside Hitter, while Generika-Ayala’s Patty Orendain was Second Best Outside Hitter.Another Lifesaver Marivic Meneses ran away with the First Middle Blocker honors, while F2 Logistics’ Majoy Baron was Second Best Middle Blocker.F2’s Kim Fajardo was Best Setter, Generika’s Kath Arado was Best Libero and Cignal’s Mylene Paat was Best Scorer.Also instrumental in Petron’s success were star middle Mika Reyes, Remy Palma, Ging Balse-Pabayo, Frances Molina, Pia Gaiser, Chloe Cortez, Angel Legacion, Sisi Rondina, Mela Tunay, Ria Duremdes and Jasmine Alcayde.Assistant coach Ian Fernandez should also be credited for coming up with a solid scouting report on the Cargo Movers.“This is a total team effort,” Delos Santos said. “This victory will not be possible without the he players, coaches, staff and the SMC management.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more