Our Philippine chess team in Khanty-Manysk Chess Olympiad needs some inspiration. Well, here's some bits of sports update from our other athletes competing abroad this weekend.
The Cecil Mamiit led Philippine team pulls off a big surprise in Korea by beating the hometown players 3-2 in Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I. It was a come from behind win for the team as they were down 0-2 on the first day of the competetion. The Philippines will stay in Group 1 and is well within striking distance of being promoted to the World Group of the Davis Cup.
The Philippine Smart Gilas basketball team however lost by a hair line to South Korea's Seoul Samsung Thunder in the finals of the Asian Club Men’s Basketball Invitational, 83-82. It is still a good result after all as the Philippines earns berth in Olympic qualifying event.
Peter Svidler and Aleksandra Goryachkina are 2017 Russian Champions - The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship took place on December 2-14 at the State Museum of Political Histo...
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