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Let’s Support Team Philippines in Asian Masters Athletics Championships

Posted by on 18. September 2014

Team Philippines in the Asian Masters Athletics Championship

19 Athletes set their date with Immortality as they represent Team Philippines in the Asian Masters Athletics Championship in Kitakami City, Japan.  Let’s cheer for them and support them as they compete in this stage once again for the glory of our country.”

Asian Master Athletics Championship 

Let’s go #AngasPinas

In their youth, they have dominated the region in track and fields and have been acknowledged heroes of their time.  Then comes the time that sports icons retire and resume their journeys like we all do as normal people coping with the day to day challenges.   They also take on new responsibilities like work, parenthood and the other stuff.  19 individuals dare to take another athletic steps in their life by joining the various disciplines as part of Team Philippines in the Asian Masters Athletics Championship.  The masters event are for those who are under the ripe age of 35 years and older.  This is a different challenge for them as the situation now have changed.  From being athletes in a controlled environment in their youth to now being older with work and family responsibilities.  This bunch is a tough one as they have the #Angas factor that would set them apart on the Asian stage.

Go Team Philippines.

On September 19, this belief will be dispelled as the 19-strong Philippine team composed of mainly former national athletes will battle it out with the rest of Asia in the 18th Asia Masters Athletics Championships in Kitakami City, Japan.

The Asia Masters Athletics Championships is a biennial athletics championships in Asia participated in by athletes over the age of 35. It is the Asian version of the World Masters (formerly Veterans) Athletic Championships inaugurated in 1975 held every two odd-numbered years. The 1st World Masters/Veterans Athletic Championships were held in Toronto, Canada in 1975. Hari Chandra from Singapore, found himself attending it. At these Championships he met Japanese participant Mr. Hideo Okada, the then President of Nippon Turtles. They met again in Gotenberg Sweden (2nd masters) and decided to organize a version of the Championships on the Asian level. On return to Singapore, Mr Hari Chandra contacted Milkha Singh of India, and the three of them met at Christchurch (NZ) in 1981, and as a result the 1st Asia Championships were held in Singapore in August 1981.

They are ready to make our country proud.

The Philippine participation in AMAC could be traced back to as early as 1996. That was for the 9th AMAC held in October in Seoul, South Korea. Last year’s Philippine campaign spearhead by athletics legends Elma Muros-Posadas and Linda Lavandia was a bumper crop. A total of 8 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals were bagged by the unrelenting and gutsy Pinoy tracksters. For this year’s edition of the AMAC, Team Philippines, supported by L TIMESTUDIO and SOMA sports watch, is eyeing to match or even surpass this achievement.

Team Philippines

MARGARITO BANIQUED is former RP Team national athlete and will be competing in the 5000 walk.

JULIO BAYABAN is former RP Team national athlete and will be competing in the 100M, 4 x 100 M and 4 x 400 M

ANTONIO CHEE, JR. is a Silver Medalist in Pole Vault: 17th AMAC and will be competing in Pole Vault Again

MARIO DE SANTOS is a 2-time AMAC RP Team member and will be competing in the 400M and 800M

DANILO FRESNIDO is the Javelin Throw current Philippine record holder and he will be competing in the Javelin Throw.

EDWARD KHO is the founder Corregidor Marathon and Corregidor International Half-Marathon; 1996 UAAP Bronze Medal 4x400m and he will be competing in the 400M, 4 x 400M and 4 x 400M

JOHN LOZADA is the SEA Games record holder for 800m.He won 2 Silver Medals – 800m, 1500m in the 17th AMAC. He will be competing in the 800M, 1500M and 4 x 400M

EDWARD OBIENA is a Silver Medalist in Pole Vault: 17th AMAC and he will be competing in Pole Vault, 4 x 100M and 4 x 400M

EMERSON OBIENA is the Pole Vault national coach. He is a Gold Medalist in the Pole Vault: 17th AMAC. He will be competing in Pole Vault, 4 x 100M and 4x400M

DENNIS SCOTT is veteran Long Distance runner and he will be competing in the 2000M Steeplechase, 1500M, 300M hurdles. – Photo by Lestsky Les

REYNATO UNSO is the 400m Hurdles current Philippine record holder. He will be competing in the 100M Hurdles, 400M Hurdles

SALVE BAYABAN is a Bronze Medalist in the 4x100m: 17th AMAC. She will be competing in the 100M and 4 x 100M

VICTORINA CALMA has 2 Silver Medals – 800m, 1500m; 1 Bronze Medal – 4x100m: 17th AMAC. She will be competing in the 800M, 1500M and 4 x 100M

SUSAN JANETTE EALDAMA is a PhD candidate in UP and is a former collegiate varsity athlete UP 1991-94. She will compete in the 100M and 4 x 100M

ERLINDA LAVANDIA is the Asia’s Javelin Queen. She has 3 Gold Medals – Javelin, Shot Put, Discus Throw: 17th AMAC. She will be competing in the Javelin, Shot Put, Discuss and Hammer Throw – Photo by Letsky Les

ELMA MUROS-POSADAS is Asia’s Long Jump Queen; Heptathlon Philippine record holder; Gold Medal – 100m: 17th AMAC She will be competing in 100M, 4 x 100M and Long Jump

ELENITA PUNELAS is the High Jump Philippine record holder; Bronze Medal – 4x100m: 17th AMAC She will be competing in the Long Jump and 4 x 100M

MA. JEANETTE OBIENA is the Pole Vault national coach and will be competing in 800M hurdles and 4 x 100M

LORNA VEJANO is the Bronze Medalist in 4x100m: 17th AMAC she will be competing in the 5000M and 1500M

* Photos are from L Timestudio, unless otherwise credited

 

Team Philippines is Supported by L TIMESTUDIO and SOMA

 

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95 Responses to Let’s Support Team Philippines in Asian Masters Athletics Championships

  1. Amanda @ Adorkablii

    This is awesome! Good Luck to everyone!!! =)

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