Scribes honor all-female Asiad winners
Spotlight falls on women power when the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) honors the best of 2018 during its Annual Awards Night at The Manila Hotel on Feb. 26.
For giving the country four gold medals in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia last year, Hidilyn Diaz, Yuka Saso, the women’s golf team and Margielyn Didal will be bestowed Athlete of the Year Award by the sportswriting community in the San Miguel Corporation-sponsored event.
Diaz topped the women’s-53kg event of weightlifting, Saso emerged individual champion in golf and steered the women’s team to the same finish, while Didal ruled the street skateboard competition which made its Asiad debut.
The four golds were the most since the quartet of Antonio Gabica, Violito Payla, Joan Tipon, and Rene Catalan won as many during the 2006 Doha Asiad.
Bemedalled gymnast and taekwondo jin Bea Lucero-Lhuillier will be a guest speaker.
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