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US training for obstacle athletes.

by Waylon Galvez

Eight athletes from obstacle sports will train with members of Team USA in Colorado as part of their preparation for the Southeast Asian Games the country is hosting this year.

Al Agra, president of the Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation, said that they are doing everything they can at POSF to prepare the athletes for the biennial event where obstacle sports - an Olympic sport - will be played for the first time in the SEA Games.

"They will train with the top OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) racers in the world for two weeks," said Agra as he presented the 20-man national team training pool in a press briefing during the formal launch of Pretty Huge Obstacle at the Civic Center in SM Aura, Taguig City.

Of the 20 athletes, eight will go to Colorado and these are Jeff Reginio, Lito Divina, Nathaniel Sanchez and John Miranda for the men's, and Sarah Jane Lim, Joan Omaga, Kaizen Dela Serna and Juvelle Pua for the women's.

According to Agra, the 12 other members of the pool already finished their respective training in Singapore recently.

Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Ricky Vargas, who graced the occasion, said that he expects the POSF to win the gold medal in all six events of obstacle sports in the SEA Games.

Agra said six gold medals are doable.


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Title Annotation:Other Sports
Publication:Manila Bulletin
Date:Feb 2, 2019
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