Short on projection, PH gymnasts still log ‘marked progress’

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Kaitlin De Guzman who bagged the the Gold medal for Womens Gymnastics Uneven Bars with Reyland Capellan who won Gold for Men’s Floor Exercises also in gymnastics in the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines’ artistic gymnastics team didn’t get to fulfill the promise of four gold medals but it did improve on its performance two years ago.Newcomer Kaitlin De Guzman settled for a silver after failing to dislodge defending champion Farah Ann Abdul Hadi of Malaysia in floor exercise Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony The gymnasts had already stashed two golds through Capellan, who defended his floor exercise title, and the 17-year-old De Guzman, who ruled in uneven bars.All in all, it was two golds, one silver and two bronzes for the Philippines.The Philippines won one gold, one silver and two bronzes in the Singapore SEA Games in 2015.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hadi totaled 13.450 via an almost impeccable routine that involved high-value movements against the backdrop of Arabian-inspired music.De Guzman, 17, turned in a similar performance—a lot of high-scoring jumps to the tune of a funky jam. But the rookie could only aggregate 13.025 to settle for silver. Indonesia’s Rifda Irfanaluthfu was third with 13.000.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIn balance beam, De Guzman wound up third. Reyland Capellan brought home another bronze in vault, matching his result in the same event two years ago.“It was very good, solid performance by the team,” said women’s co-head coach Jasmin Ortega. “I think we did very well this season. It’s still a marked progress.” Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James has ‘nothing but respect’ for Kyrie Irving View commentslast_img read more

Rana Daggubati sheds oodles of weight for Virata Parvam 1992 with Sai Pallavi. See pics

first_imgRana Daggubati, who looked menacing as the towering Bhalladeva in Baahubali series, has lost a lot of pounds and looks lean now. Though he was sporting a relatively slim look in the two-part NTR biopic, the recent transformation is shocking. It is said that the actor has lost enormous weight for his upcoming film Virata Parvam 1992.An entertainment website quoted a source as saying, “He has shed more weight for his film with Sai Pallavi, which is Virata Parvam 1992.” Directed by Venu Udugula, the upcoming film has Sai Pallavi in the female lead role.Here are the latest pictures of Rana Daggubati: Rana Daggubati spotted at Hyderabad Airport As the title suggests, Virata Parvam 1992 is a period flick, which is predominantly a romantic film with many action sequences. The project was announced a few months ago but went on floors recently.Other than Virata Parvam 1992, Rana Daggubati is also wrapping up his multilingual project Hathi Mere Sathi, which also stars Tamil actress Vishnu Vishal in an important role. He also has Telugu film Nene Raja Nene Mantri and Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta, which are in the post-production phase.Photos: Yogen ShahALSO READ: Rana Daggubati fans watch Bhallaladeva at Baahubali special screening in Tokyo. Viral videoALSO WATCH | Prabhas-Rana talk about the ultimate face-off in Baahubali 2last_img read more