Performance Report of Team PH in the Recent Asia Masters Athletics Championships (18th : 2014 : Iwate, Japan)

A report prepared by the National Masters and Seniors Athletics Association of the Philippines about the participation of the 19 athletes to the Asia Masters Athletics Championships on September 2014  in Japan.  (Photo by Edward Kho)

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Team Highlights
  • Team Philippine Masters garnered 3 Golds, 1 Silver and 6 Bronzes for a total of 10 Medals
  • Margarito Baniqued, a Gintong Alay program recipient in the 80’s, opened the team’s campaign by winning the Bronze medal in the 5,000 M Walk (M50-54)
  • Erlinda Lavandia won a Bronze medal in Hammer Throw (W60-64) heaving 21.27 meters in the process.  On September 21, Ms. Lavandia captured Silver medals in both Shot Put and Discus Throw events. The following day, she outclassed Japan’s Matsuoka Kanako and Kobo Tomiko in Javelin Throw by winning Gold and retaining the Game’s Record she posted in 2012
  • John Lozada’s Bronze medal win in 800M race for M40-44,   a winning streak boost for Team Philippines
  • The golden performance courtesy of Emerson Obiena’s 4.00M finished in Pole Vault event for M45-49 capped the day’s event

To view the complete details of the team’s performance, please see AMAC Post Event Report.