Philippines’ First Olympic Gold – Thanks to Archer Gabriel Moreno! #pinoypride

One can’t help but be doubly-proud of Filipino Archer Gabriel Moreno for bringing the Philippine’s first Olympic Gold Medal.

Gabriel Moreno made history on Sunday, August 24, as he won a gold medal in the mixed team event of archery in the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games (YOG).”, according to Rappler.com.

As much as we hailed our first Michael Christian Martinez as the lone Philippine representative to 2014 Winter Olympic Games, we should be as welcoming if not more to Gabriel Moreno.

Rappler.com adds,  “The 16-year-old teamed up with Chinese archer Li Jiaman and beat Cynthia Freywald (Germany) and Mohamad Zolkepeli (Malaysia) with a total score of 113-105.

This is the first time the Philippines won a gold medal in an Olympic event. The last time the Philippines placed a medal in the Olympics was in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco won a silver medal.”

We are really proud of you!  Congratulations!

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