Is Onyok Velasco a navy?
Velasco is currently serving with the Philippine Navy with the rank of Petty Officer First Class (P01) while doing double duty as a coach with the Philippine Boxing Team.
What year did Onyok Velasco win?
At just 17 years old, Onyok was already one of the top light flyweights in the continent. He won gold in the 1991 SEA Games.
Where is Onyok Velasco from?
Bago City, Philippines
Onyok Velasco/Place of birth
When did onyok win the silver medal?
MANSUETO “Onyok” Velasco formally received the P500,000 from the Office of the President along with the Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Kamagi for his silver medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
What is Onyok Velasco doing now?
He now works as a boxing consultant in the Philippine Sports Commission to continue inspiring and helping the sport grow for the generations to know that whatever odds life throws at them, they just have to keep moving and stay persistent, because it is only through learning to brave the storms that one can really …
What is the height of Onyok Velasco?
How old is onyok?
11 years (2010)
Why did onyok leave Probinsyano?
She explained in her interview with Pep.PH that the main reason of Onyok’s exit is to be able to get some rest since the wonder kid will start to attend school. Nulos also admitted that her son was being home schooled during his stint with Ang Probinsyano.
How many athletes are in the Philippine Olympics?
The Philippines managed to qualify 19 athletes competing in 12 sports for the 2020 Summer Olympics, making the delegation the largest since the 2000 Summer Olympics where the country fielded 20 athletes.
How old is Simon Pineda?
Does Onyok Velasco think they scored it for his opponent?
The younger brother of Barcelona Olympian and bronze medal winner Roel Velasco who is one of the eminent coaches of the Philippine boxing team today, “Onyok” replays that fight over and over again and is convinced that “when I connected with my punches, they scored it for my opponent.”
What happened to Roel Velasco’s brother?
He is the younger brother of Roel Velasco, a light-flyweight boxer who won a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Velasco retired from boxing due to lack of government support. Supporting a family of his own, he found that pursuing an acting career is more financially sustainable.
How many medals did Roel Velasco win in the Olympics?
Medal Count: 1 Roel Velasco represented the Philippines at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. After losing to Rogelio Marcelo in the semifinals, he then took home the silver medal.
What does Velasco have to say about Barriga?
While 18-year-old Mark Anthony Barriga is the Philippines sole representative in boxing at the London Games, Velasco has some words of advice for the promising youngster. According to Velasco, “He needs to be quick, needs to throw a lot more punches to score points and be aggressive from the start.”