PSA honors Milo junior athletes Soguilon, Bondoc
Consistent to its initiative to recognize young and promising talents, the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) will again honor a pair of Milo Junior Athletes for men and women during its Feb. 13 Awards Night presented by San Miguel and Milo at Le Pavillon.
Karatedo Adam Bondoc and swimmer Kyla Soguilon are the 2016 recipients of the special award given by the country’s oldest media organization during the traditional gala night co-presented by Cignal/Hyper HD.
The recognition is being given to young outstanding athletes 18 years old and below.
The 15-year-old Bondoc won numerous gold medals in various international tournaments last year, including the 1st International Indonesian Open Karatedo Championship held in Jakarta.
The 12-year-old Soguilon will be recognized with the same award for the third straight time following another fruitful campaign that saw her bag a total of 32 gold medals abroad and adjudged Most Outstanding Swimmer and Most Bemedalled Athlete during the Palarong Pambansa in the province of Albay.
The award is given to “inspire excellence among the youth,” according to Milo sports executives Andrew Neri and Robbie De Vera.
Bondoc and Soguilon are two of the 92 total awardees to be honored in the two-hour program.
On top of the honor roll list is Olympic silver-medal winner Hidilyn Diaz, the unanimous choice for the 2016 Athlete of the Year honor.
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