RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (The Adobo Chronicles, Sao Paolo Bureau) – The world knows by now that the Philippines has a connection to Singapore’s first Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling. The swimmer who beat Michael Phelps in Rio was raised by his Filipino nanny, Auntie Yolly.
Now, it has been revealed that another Olympic medalist, Joseph Nory Mariano, is part Filipno! Nory, a member of the Brazilian gymnastics team, won bronze in the floor exercises.
Here’s proof that Nory is Filipino: He speaks Tagalog!
Watch his video.
Nory’s win in Rio, in addition to Schooling and Filipina weightlifter silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz made the Philippines’ three for three record possible: gold, silver, bronze!
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