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PH’s best gather for All-Women Sports Awards

PH s best gather for All Women Sports Awards March 20

The first-ever All-Women Sports Awards will occur on March 20 at Manila’s Rizal Memorial Coliseum and feature several exceptional female athletes from the previous year.

Major awardees include Jack Aminam, a mainstay of the national basketball team; Robyn Brown, the Asian 400-meter hurdles champion; 2020 Tokyo Olympic silver winner Nesthy Petecio, who will compete in the 2024 Paris Games; and Chezka Centeno, the champion of the women’s 10-Ball world.

During International Women’s Month, the Philippine Commission for Women and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will jointly conduct a gala event to honor over 50 significant honorees in various disciplines, both individually and as teams.

“This is our way of paying homage to our national women athletes who made their flag and country proud in 2023. They are shining examples of what women’s empowerment is all about,” PSC Commissioner Olivia “Bong” Coo said in an interview on Sunday.

“They are our models of pushing the envelope of gender equality, which is a major thrust of the Philippine Commission for Women,” Coo added.

Also included in the distinguished roster are Asian and Southeast Asian Games gold medalist golfer Bianca Pagdanganan, Paris Olympics-bound gymnast Aleah Finnegan, fencer Samantha Catantan, Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna, and figure skater Isabella Gamez.

Cheyzer Mendoza, the most bemedalled female chess player in both the Cambodia ASEAN Para games and the 4th Hangzhou Asian Para Games, and wheelchair dancer Edelyn de Asis, who won a pair of golds with partner Julius Jun Obero in the Para Dance World Championships, will also be recognized.

“We will also award citations to other athletes who have made an impact in their respective sports,” Coo said.

The 1st All-Women Sports Awards will be a fitting tribute to athletes and those who have contributed to their success.

“The success of our national athletes requires a strong support group, which includes their coaches, nutritionists, and sports psychologists so that they can be at their best and excel in international play,” the PSC Commissioner stated.


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