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

Laura Jensen on her way to China for Paralympic Games

first_imgWhile the Olympics in Beijing have come to an end, Beijing is now preparing for the Paralympics.A Fort St. John athlete, Laura Jensen will be there participating in a number of swimming events. Laura left Vancouver on Friday for Osaka Japan where she will spend the next two weeks preparing for the Games.Laura is a world class Paralympic swimmer and will participate in 7 different events at the Water Cube in China starting on September 7th.- Advertisement -In previous international competitions Laura was a member of the Canadian 400 metre Freestyle Relay Team that picked up a silver medal.Good Luck to Laura and her Coach Chad Webb…for more on her journey including an exclusive blog from Laura visit energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/lauralast_img read more

JANET WOOS X FACTOR JUDGES

first_imgBRILLIANT X Factor contestant Janet Devlin wooed the judges on the show tonight – with sources saying she will be chosen to go through to the Live TV shows.Judge Kelly Rowland and expert actress/singer Jennifer Hudson were blown away by the Gortin’s girls super rendition of ‘Beautiful’ by Christina Aguilera. TV viewers will find out on Sunday evening who the final 16 contestants will be.But an ITV source has told a number of showbiz websites tonight that Janet IS in the last 16.She has been tipped for the top since her very first audition when Gary Barlow was left gobsmacked.“Janet’s definitely through,” said X Factor sources quoted on several websites. Said Kelly after the performance: “I love her. You could have heard a pin drop in this room. She sets a tone in a room that’s insane…..I want her to com out of herself a little bit more.”JANET WOOS X FACTOR JUDGES was last modified: October 2nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldaily.comJanet Devlinx factorlast_img read more