Elma Muros

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Elma Muros
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  Philippines
Asian Games
Bronze 1994 Hiroshima Long jump
Bronze 1990 Beijing 400 m hurdles
Asian Athletics Championships
Silver 1983 Kuwait Long jump
Silver 1989 Delhi Long jump
Bronze 1993 Manila Long jump
Bronze 1995 Jakarta Long jump

Elma Muros-Posadas (born January 14, 1967 in Magdiwang, Romblon) is Filipina former track and field athlete who specialised in the long jump. Alongside Lydia de Vega, she is one of the foremost track and field athletes produced by the Philippines.

Muros-Posadas won a total of 15 gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games, a record number in the athletics competition which she jointly holds with Jennifer Tin Lay.[1][2] Elma Muros won eight South East Asian Games titles in the long jump the first at the age of 16 in 1983. At one point, she also dominated the sprints winning both the 100 and 200 metres in the 1995 Southeast Asian Games.[3]

She was also a competitor for the Philippines in the long jump event at the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1996.[4] She represented her country at the World Championships in Athletics on four occasions: in the 400 m hurdles in 1991, the long jump in 1995 and 1997, and the 100 metres in 1997. She was also a five-time participant at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, competing in 1985, 1989, 1993, 1995 and 1997 in sprints and long jump.[5]

She was a two-time medallist at the Asian Games, taking the long jump bronze medal at the 1994 Games as well as a 400 metres hurdles bronze medal in 1990.[6] She won four medals in the long jump at the Asian Athletics Championships over the course of her career, winning silver medals in 1983 and 1989, then bronze medals at the 1993 and 1995 editions.[7]

She holds several Filipino records: 57.57 seconds for the 400 m hurdles, 5346 points for the heptathlon (set at the 1998 Asian Games), 3:40.9 minutes for the 4×400 metres relay, 25.05 seconds for the indoor 200 metres and 6.11 m for the indoor long jump.[8]

She was a two-time PSA Sportsman of the Year, winning the award in 1993 and 1995. She attended Far Eastern University in Manila.

Since her retirement Muros-Posadas has appeared several times on the reality television show Survivor Philippines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mama Elma". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 2003-05-11. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  2. ^ Washif, Jad Adrian (2013-12-20). Thailand triumph at South East Asian Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-02-22.
  3. ^ Enzo, Pirie. "Elma Muros the SEA Games Heptathlon Queen". pinoyathletics. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Elma Muros Biography and Olympic Results". Sports-Reference.com. 
  5. ^ Elma Muros-Posadas. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-02-22.
  6. ^ Asian Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-02-22.
  7. ^ Asian Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-02-22.
  8. ^ Filipino Athletics Records. Pinoy Miler. Retrieved on 2014-02-22.