“ 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
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.
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.
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.
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Team Philippines is Supported by L TIMESTUDIO and SOMA
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