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Good luck Ph Athletic Team to SEA Games

Posted by on 16. August 2017

Philippine Athletics Team has been a Gold Mine when it comes to SEA Games and Asian Games Gold Medal.  Equipped with proper training and support from PATAFA and Corporate Sponsors, the Athletics Team is all set to give a great showing in the SEA Games.  Good Luck Team Philippines!

Philippine Athletics Team

Philippine Athletics Team has represented the country well in the SEA Games and Asian Games bringing in a lot of medal an d records over the decade.  The Philippine Athletics Team is upbeat in its last stretch of preparation for the upcoming 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur bouyed by several of its team members’ successive remarkable performances in recent international competitions, the most notable of which is the 1 gold – 1 silver – 1 bronze feat in the recent Asian Athletics Championships in India.

Phillip Ella Juico Sends Special Greetings to the Athletes.

Phillip Ella Juico Sends Special Greetings to the Athletes.

Middle of this year, select sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers of the team went to the training camp of the Hong Kong Sports Institute for about a month of intensive training. The team’s distance runners and throwers, meanwhile, headed to the PSC training camp in Baguio to complete their rigorous skills and technical preparation. Over the course of the team’s participation in several international competitions – Hong Kong Intercity, Thailand Open, and Malaysian Pre-SEA Games Open – Team PH Athletics amassed a total of 16 golds, 11 silvers,  and  8  bronzes.  Of  the  medals  won,  3  set  new  RP records –  Patrick Unso, 13.91s in 110m hurdles, Ernest John Obiena 5.61m in pole vault, and the men’s 4x100m relay team with 39.96s.

Team PH Athletics will be represented by 38 athletes in the forthcoming SEA Games:

Women

  • Eloiza Luzon (4x100m, 4x400m)
  • Emliy Jean Obiena (pole vault)
  • Evalyn Palabrica (javelin throw)
  • Katherine Khay Santos (long jump, 4x100m, 4x400m)
  • Kayla Richardson (200m, 4x100m, 4x400m)
  • Kyla Richardson (4x100m, 4x400m)
  • Marestella Torres-Sunang (long jump)
  • Mary Joy Tabal (marathon)
  • Narcissa Atienza (heptathlon)
  • Rhea Joy Sumalpong (discuss throw)
  • Riezel Buenaventura (pole vault)
  • Rosie Villarito (javelin throw)
  • Zion Rose Corrales Nelson (100m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m)

Men

  • Anfernee Lopena (100m, 4x100m)
  • Archand Christian Bagsit (200m, 4x100m, 4x400m)
  • Aries Toledo (decathlon, 4x400m)
  • Arniel Ferrera (hammer throw)
  • Christopher Ulboc (3000m steeplechase)
  • Clinton Bautista (110m hurdles)
  • Edgardo Alejan Jr. (400m, 4x400m)
  • Elbren Neri (1500m)
  • Eric Shauwn Cray (100m, 400m hurdles, 4x100m, 4x400m)
  • Ernest John Obiena (pole vault)
  • Francis Medina (400m hurdles)
  • Immuel Camino (3000m steeplechase)
  • Janry Ubas (long jump)
  • Jeson Agravante (marathon)
  • Kenny Gonzales (javelin throw)
  • Manuel Lasangue (high jump)
  • Marco Vilog (800m)
  • Mark Harry Diones (triple jump, 4x100m)
  • Melvin Calano (javelin throw)
  • Mervin Guarte (800m, 1500m)
  • Michael del Prado (4x400m)
  • Ronne Malipay (triple jump)
  • Patrick Unso (110m hurdles, 4x100m)
  • Trenten Beram (200m, 4x100m, 4x400m)
  • Tyler Ruiz (long jump)

All national athletics coaches, including American consultant coach Rohsaan Griffin, will fly in to the Malaysian capital to oversee their respective wards. The national athletics coaching staff is comprised by head coaches Dario de Rosas and Sean Guevara, sprints and hurdles coaches Jojo Posadas and Jeoffrey Chua, distance running coaches John Lozada and Rene Herrera, jumps coach Joebert Delicano, javelin throw coach Danilo Fresnido, and pole vault coach Emerson Obiena. PATAFA Secretary General Reynato Unso will head the delegation, while PATAFA Marketing Communications Director Edward Kho comes in as team manager.

Athletics chief Philip Juico, meanwhile, is upbeat about the chances of the Philippines in the upcoming biennial games. “We are hoping to equal or surpass our medal harvest from the 2015 Singapore SEA Games. God willing and with the right strategy and discipline, we can do it.”, Juico added.

The Philippines finished 4th place overall in athletics at the Singapore edition of the biennial games in 2015 behind Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia, respectively, by bagging 5 golds, 7 silvers, and 9 bronzes.

The SEA Games buildup of the national athletics team is supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, and in part by the Ayala Corporation, UCPB Gen, and Cherrylume Corrugated Sheets and in cooperation with Soleus, L TimeStudio, and Marriott Hotel Manila.

10 Responses to Good luck Ph Athletic Team to SEA Games

  1. Ebrian FoxE

    All the trainings to this moment. Goodluck to all the team.

  2. A Busy Bees Life - Sheri

    This must be a very exciting time for them. After months of such intensive training it is nice to reap the rewards.

  3. Jojo Hua

    Ahhhh, it’s so nice to see people being so passionate about their sports. I wish them all good luck!

  4. Fred

    The last athletics medalists I remember are De Vega, Del Prado and Muros and that was a generation ago. Here is hoping for new stars to emerge from this new batch.

  5. Gil Camporazo

    We’re so proud of our PH athletes. It is our great wish and expectations that they may bring home the bacon for our country.

  6. chewoutloud

    Wow, 4th place is awesome! Best of luck to all. 🙂

  7. Fashion Panache by Bhushavali

    Awaiting the Asian Games of 2018! I can relate to your excitement as I feel the same for India during South Asian Games!

  8. Elizabeth O

    This is so exciting game. People all over the world are interested in sports as well as their country is involve in the game. This is how people are so fond in sports. Well, I wish you all the best.

  9. mitchellejuaban

    It’s great to hear that these athletes receive full support. Sadly though not all Filipino athletes have the same fate. Anyway, do your best and we’re all cheering for you guys.

  10. cre8tone kylie

    Good luck to all the atheletes…. Welcome to Malaysia… All the best ya! Ganbatte! Support all of them!

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