One of our Pinoy Olympic hopefuls, 19-year old amateur boxer Mark Anthony Barriga, has been getting immense media attention for defeating Manuel Capai of Italy in the opening round match of the 49kg class category last Tuesday, July 31. The win puts the lone Filipino boxing entry in a round of 16 match against Kazahkstan's Birzhan Zhakypov, which is set to take place this Saturday. You're already doing the country proud, son! Here's to hoping the man finishes with an Olympic medal!
While the Philippines has never been regarded as an Olympic powerhouse, history suggests that our Filipino athletes did have their own glorious moments back in the day. Aided by a gallery of sporty FHM babes, allow us to educate you with our list of Pinoy Olympic trivias - from the number of medals the country took home to the blood-related correlation between our previous winners. Hit the gallery below!
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