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Lydia De Vega’s legacy to live on in POC Museum


The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will immortalize late Asian Sprint Queen Lydia de Vega at the soon-to-rise POC Museum at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.

POC President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino made the promise to De Vega’s daughter, Stephanie Mercado-Koenigswarter, and mother Mary when he visited De Vega’s wake at the Heritage Park in Taguig City on Saturday morning.

“Lydia’s legacy will forever be remembered. So we, the POC, are planning to put all her achievements on a wall inside the Olympic museum,” Tolentino told Mercado-Koenigswarter and Mary de Vega.

“Her achievements in the Southeast Asian Games, Asian Championships and Asian Games, among others, will be immortalized there in the museum,” Tolentino said. “She’ll be an inspiration to all aspiring athletes.”

Work on the POC headquarters at the New Clark City will soon start, according to Tolentino.

“This is the first time that the POC will have a home of its own,” said Tolentino, who was accompanied in the wake by POC secretary-general for international affairs Bones Floro. “And a museum will be built to aptly highlight this home.”

De Vega dominated track and field in the region in her prime, winning back-to-back Asian Games 100 meters gold medals in New Delhi 1982 and Seoul 1986, two 100 and two 200 meters titles in the Asian championships in Singapore 1983 and Kuwait 1987 and nine SEA Games gold medals from 1983 to 1987.

De Vega’s wake will be transferred on Monday to her native Meycauyan in Bulacan where she once served as councilor.

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Tolentino, meanwhile, will fly to Bangkok on Monday for a SEA Games Federation Council meeting on the Cambodia 32nd SEA Games in May 2023.

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