Some of the most famous gymnasts from the Philippines include Bea Lucero-Lhuillier and Danica Calapatan. Both have won medals for their performances.
In addition to being a medal-winning gymnast, Bea Lucero-Lhuillier was also a bronze-medalist in taekwondo at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. She has become a sports icon in the Philippines.
Danica "Nica" Calapatan started out in gymnastics at a young age and has become a Milo Sports ambassador, as well as a rhythmic gymnastics champion.
Another famous gymnast with ties to the Philippines is Kyla Ross, who also has American heritage. She took the gold medal for the U.S. women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympics.Learn More
The Philippines are located in both the Northern and the Eastern Hemispheres. The Pacific Ocean completely surrounds the 7,107 islands that make up the Philippines.Full Answer >
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