Barcelona Olympian to attend ‘Usapan’

February 20, 2019

BARCELONA Olympics taekwondo bronze medalist Stephen Fernandez will make a special appearance today in the 11th “Usapang Sports” by the Tabloid Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS) at the National Press Club in Intramuros, Manila.

A two-time Olympian,  Fernandez will talk about the Korean martial arts sport of taekwondo and its popularity among Filipinos during the 10 a.m. session supported by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the National Press Club (NPC).

Fernandez, who was also appointed by fellow  taekwondo champion Cong. Monsour del Rosario as his deputy chef de mission to the 30th Southeast Asian Games, will also give an update on the country’s preparations for the biennial event scheduled Nov. 30 in Manila.

The 51-year-old Fernandez, who  is also now the sports director of College of St. Benilde, rose to prominence by winning the bronze medal in taekwondo in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

Sharing the spotlight with Fernandez  is  Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League   (MPBL) Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes, who will give an update on the coming  MPBL All-Star Weekend  set March 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The “Usapang Sports” can be viewed live on Facebook via Glitter Livestream.