Doubters pushed world champ Biado to Athlete of the Year level

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWhen it rains, it pours.That was exactly the kind of year 2017 was for Carlo Biado, pocketing glory like he effortlessly does on the billiard table wherever he takes the cue.ADVERTISEMENT After winning gold medals in the 2017 World Games and in the 2017 SEA Games, the 34-year-old cuemaster had his biggest moment when he ruled the 2017 World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar.READ: Carlo Biado rules world 9-ball FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’m so happy because I never expected the continued success I’ll achieve,” he said Tuesday when he was named as one of the three Athletes of the Year in the SMC-Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards night.Biado’s triumph reasserted the Philippines’ standing as one of the elite countries in the world when it comes to billiards. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 But even the La Union native had to prove himself in the competition as he faced doubters along the way.READ: Biado credits pool legends Bata, Django for gold medal win“The other athletes were saying that I’m not good and I won’t win. That’s when I was challenged and I worked hard in every match I had,” he said. “I like that more because I’m motivated against them. After that, my hard work eventually paid off and my success continued all year long.”Biado looks at this achievement as a constant reminder of where he came from.“My dream was to just have a good family and to become a world champion. To be an Athlete of the Year is unexpected on my part and this will serve as a good reminder of the good things that has happened in my life,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in poolBut Biado is not resting on his laurels, with prestigious titles in world events this year up for grabs, including a chance for a back back-to-back titles in world 9-Ball“I hope I can continue winning. If I can, I hope I can win back-to-back in the world events so that they will look up to us Filipinos once again in billiards,” he said.RELATED VIDEO Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Sports heroes recognized in 2018 PSA Awardslast_img read more

Bournemouth 3-0 Middlesbrough: Cherries storm past promotion rivals to sit top of the table

first_img1 Bournemouth have moved back to the top of the Championship after a comfortable 3-0 home win against promotion rivals Middlesbrough.Goals from Yann Kermorgant, Harry Arter and Brett Pitman secured the victory for Eddie Howe’s men as they sit top of the table before the three o’clock kick offs.Kermorgant opened the scoring in the 12th minute for the Cherries from the penalty spot. Callum Wilson was pulled back by Boro defender Tomas Kalas, leaving referee Anthony Taylor no choice but to point to the spot.Three minutes into the second half and it was two. Arter unleashed a left footed rocket from 25-yards out, scoring his seventh of the season.Middlesbrough finally found their feet in the second half but had a goal disallowed as Kike was offside.Seven minutes later and another penalty given. A controversial decision from Taylor who took his time in deciding that ‘Boro winger Albert Adomah had tripped Arter, Aitor Karanka’s men were left livid claiming the Bournemouth star had dived.However, the penalty was given and substitute Brett Pitman scored his 14th of the season and his sixth goal in just four games.Patrick Bamford went close for the away side in the closing stages, sending a free-kick just over the bar but the Cherries never looked like losing the game.Their fourth win in five games sends them to the top of the Championship before the three o’clock kick offs where a Watford win against Ipswich Town means the Hornets will leapfrog the south-coast side. Yann Kermorgant scores from the spot last_img read more