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)
"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."
"Asia's fastest woman"
DATE OF BIRTH
December 26, 1964
Meycauayan, Bulacan, Philippines
HUSBAND: Pablo Mercado
CHILDREN: Stephanie and Jonathan
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IAAF Biography: Lydia de Vega-Mercado
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