Asia's Sprint Queen: Lydia de Vega, Filipino Athlete Legend, 57, has passed away

Asia’s Sprint Queen: Lydia de Vega, Filipino Athlete Legend, 57, has passed away

Lydia de Vega was a Filipino athlete who was considered Asia’s fastest woman in the 1980s. She retired from active competition in 1994 and worked with the Philippine Sports Commission for a brief period.

Filipino athlete Star Lydia de Vega dies at 57

Lydia de Vega, a Filipino track star who was known as the fastest woman in Asia in the 1980s, passed away following a four-year fight with breast cancer. It was a 57-year-old woman. De Vega, often known as Diay, died Friday, according to the Philippine news outlet Rappler.

She fought the very good battle and is now at peace, according to what her daughter Stephanie “Paneng” Mercado-de Koenigswarter said in a late-night social media post. According to earlier reports, de Vega was found to have breast cancer in 2018 and had been stoically battling it for the previous four years.

Lydia de Vega Age, Family, Early Life

Lydia De Vega was born December 26, 1964(57 years old) in Meycauayan, Bulacan, Philippines. He holds an Filipino nationality and she belongs to white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Capricorn.

lydia de vega family

Detailed information about Lydia De Vega family is not provided on the internet.

Lydia de Vega Husband, What about her Relationship?

Lydia de Vega had three daughters with Paul Mercado, a former engineer at Meralco and businessman who operated a fish pond. Stephanie (Paneng) is a former collegiate volleyball player for the DLSU Lady Spikers.

Her four-year-old son John Michael was killed in an automobile accident in February 2001.

Lydia de Vega Career, What was her profession?

In 1979, De Vega participated in the track and field team in Gintong Alay. Her father Tatang De Vega and Claro Pellosis served as her initial coaches. Between 1980 and 1984, Santos Magno & Anthony Benson served as her coaches.

De Vega initially made a name for himself during the 1981 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Manila, where he broke Asian Games records to win gold medals in the 200 and 400 meters. She established herself as Asia’s sprinting queen by winning the 100-meter dash gold medal in the 1982 New Delhi Asiad[4] and repeating the feat in the 1986 Seoul Asiad, clocking 11.53 seconds.

At the SEA Games, De Vega won the gold medal in the 100 meters (1987, 1991 and 1993). In addition, she won the 200-meter competition in 1981, 1983, 1987, and 1993. She won the 100- and 200-meter gold medals in the Asian Athletics Championships in 1983 and 1987 on both occasions. She finished second in the 400-meter run as a 16-year-old in the 1981 event, and she also won the bronze medal in the 200-meter race.

De Vega, a two-time Olympian, competed for the Philippines in the Summer Olympics in 1984 and 1988. She also won a silver medal in the 200-meter dash at the Seoul Asiad in 1986, and she once broke the record while competing for a friend in the long jumps. De Vega had a sabbatical from competing in sports from 1989 to 1991. She married and earned a degree during this time.

Asian Athletics Championships

She competed at the Asian Athletics Championships in 1991, coming in seventh place, which was a respectable result.

After competing in the track and field competition during the 1994 Manila-Fujian Games in October, the sprinter decided to retire. She won the 100-meter race. At that time, she made the announcement that she will not be participating in the forthcoming Philippine National Games. In 1994, she ended her sports career.

In the province of Bulacan, De Vega represented her home town of Meycauayan as a councilor. She was designated as the Alliance of Coaches and Athletes of the Philippines’ liaison to the Philippine Sports Commission at the beginning of 2005. After obtaining three employment offers from Singaporean private schools to manage athletics, De Vega moved to Singapore in December 2005.

In Singapore, she mentored young athletes. Her most recent outing was as one of the flag bearers during the Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony in the Philippines.

How much is Lydia de Vega Net Worth?

Lydia de Vega has not made her financial information public. Therefore, determining her net worth is difficult.                

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Which school and college did She go to?

The high school Lydia de Vega went to or the university She graduated from are all under review. This, we can assume that She completed her education in her hometown.

Is She available on any kind of social media platform?

Lydia de Vega is active on Facebook.

Physical Appearance of Lydia de Vega’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlack
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Lydia de Vega’s should be knows

Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusMarried