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He was constantly bowling as a child in Manila.
Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno was born on January 30, 1957 in Quezon City, Philippines to Angel Nepomuceno and Teresa Villareal. Paeng Nepomuceno's father, Angel, is a bowling coach while his mother is a former Miss Philippines (1952). He attended La Salle Green Hills for his elementary and high school studies. He studied in Adamson University for his college education.
The Philippine Jaycees gave Nepomuceno a Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Award in 1978. He was inducted into the De La Salle Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame in 2003 and was also awarded with the Distinguished Lasallian Award in 2009. He has been part of Adamson University's Hall of Fame since 2012.
He also won the 1984 World Invitational Tournament, a competition held in conjunction with the Summer Olympics held in the same year. Nepomuceno also has represented the Philippines in the World Games winning the two bronze medals in total; in the 1993 and 1997 editions both in the men's single event. He also won the World Tenpin Masters in 1999. That year he suffered a left-hand injury, which required surgery which temporarily sidelined him from bowling.
He was the first international male bowler to be inducted into the International Bowling Hall of Fame, in 1993. A statue of him is displayed in front of the entrance of the International Bowling Museum in Arlington, Texas, where the hall of fame is hosted.
The World Bowling Writers awarded him the Mort Luby Jr. Distinguished Service Award, named him World Bowler of the Year three times (1984, 1985, and 1992), and named him to the World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame in 1993 as its first inductee.
The Philippine Sportswriters Association recognized Nepomuceno as the Athlete of the Year five times (in 1976, 1980, 1984, 1992, and 1996). The association inducted him to their Hall of Fame in 1997, and in 1999 named him among the "Athletes of the Millennium".
The International Olympic Committee awarded Nepomuceno its highest sports award, the IOC President's Trophy, in November 1999, in an elaborate ceremony in Abu Dhabi. In the same year the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) named him as the "Athlete of the Millennium".
Both the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives have declared Paeng the "Greatest Philippine Athlete of All Time". He was also named Philippine Athlete of the Century by the Philippine Sportswriters Association in 1999.
In 2011, he became the oldest winner of the Philippine International Masters, at age 54. By 2020, he had won 133 career titles, six of which are world titles. His latest title, his 133rd, was achieved in 2019.
The Philippine Bowling Federation announced on March 21, 2016 that Nepomuceno had been tasked to mentor the country's national bowlers as their head coach. Under his watch, Krizziah Tabora became the women's champion of the 2017 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.
Paeng married Pinky Nepomuceno, director at a bowling and billiard hall, in 1985.
Currently, Paeng Nepomuceno is 65 years, 10 months and 2 days old. Paeng Nepomuceno will celebrate 66th birthday on a Monday 30th of January 2023. Below we countdown to Paeng Nepomuceno upcoming birthday.