Some of the most famous gymnasts from the Philippines include Bea Lucero-Lhuillier and Danica Calapatan. Both have won medals for their performances.Continue Reading
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 about Southeast Asia
The Philippines is a country that gained full independence from the United States in 1946. The country is located in the Pacific Ocean to the east of Vietnam. The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, but the majority of its citizens live on only 11 of them.Full Answer >
Countries that are near the Philippines are primarily Taiwan and China to the north and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south. Because the Philippines is located on an island group, it has no countries that directly border it.Full Answer >
The largest waterfall in the Philippines is located on the island of Mindanao and is called Aliwagwag Falls. It is 1,110 feet from the top of the falls to the Canteel River and measures 65 feet across the falls.Full Answer >
The Philippines closest neighboring countries are Taiwan to the north and Malaysia to the south. Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos are west of the country, while the eastern Philippines' closest neighbors are Palau and the Marianas Islands. Located at the southeastern rim of the Asian continent, the Philippines is surrounded by the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea from all sides.Full Answer >