Meanwhile, Charles Paddock, the fastest man in the 1920s, in a visit to the Philippines, described Fortunato Catalon as your "champion of champions".
Andres Franco Andres Franco won a gold medal in the high jump event at the 1951 New Delhi Asiad and a bronze medal in the same event at the 1954 Manila Asiad.
Toribio, who once made the jump, failed to overcome it the second time because he was distressed by call of nature.
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In 1930, Toribio was awarded the Helms World Trophy for being Asia's greatest athlete.
He became a lawyer and a congressman representing Bohol province where he later settled.
In the 1930s, a Filipino was considered Asia's best athlete.
From the 1950s to the 1980s, Filipino women were among the fastest in Asia.
Nepomuceno and Catalon Two Filipinos - David Nepomuceno and Fortunato Catalon - were considered world-class sprinters in the 1920s.