PH paddlers, cyclists, Chicano deliver the goods
Filipino athletes under the Go For Gold program delivered in the local and international scenes in 2018 and vowed to continue with high-performance results this year.
The paddlers from the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation are world champions again after ruling the ICF World Dragon Boat Championships in the United States this year before triathlete John Leerams Chicano ruled the Tri-Factor International in China last month.
Cyclists Jonel Carcueva and Rex Luis Krog topped the elite and junior races of the punishing Tour de Linggarjati in Indonesia.
Skateboarder Margielyn Didal, who won in the Asian Games, is preparing for an Olympic qualifying tournament in Brazil this month.
“Our national athletes under the Go For Gold program have made the country proud,” said Jeremy Go of the Go For Gold program which is also supporting the national sepak takraw and wrestling teams.
Nikko Huelgas, reigning two-time SEA Games men’s triathlon champion, is likewise leaving no stone unturned to keep his title in the Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 Southeast Asian Games to be hosted by the Philippines in Metro Manila, Clark and Subic.
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