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12.26.2007

Lydia de Vega



Lydia de Vega
AKA Lydia de Vega-Mercado

  • 1st Filipina, 1st woman to win back-to-back gold medals in the 100-meter dash Asiad competition (1982, 1986)


QUOTE
"Sports has had a great impact in my life. It gave me the opportunity to bring prestige to my country and molded me into what I am today. I want my children to experience the same."


ALIAS
"Asia's sprint queen"
"Asia's fastest woman"
"Diay"


DATE OF BIRTH
December 26, 1964


USEFUL LINKS

Sprint Queen
IAAF Biography: Lydia de Vega-Mercado
19 newsmakers in the world of sport
Wikipedia Article on Lydia de Vega

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