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Journey to Summit

This year, Summit Natural Drinking Water is one with Hidilyn Diaz, EJ Obiena and all Filipino athletes as they #ThirstForGold in the Seagames 2022! Show your support to our delegates when you buy any Summit bottle as each bottle contributes to the training of our athletes!
/ 03:50 PM March 24, 2022

For more than a decade, Summit Natural Drinking Water has been the Official bottled water of the Philippine National Athletes supporting athletes in each step of their journey towards reaching their summit.

Last 2020, in the Tokyo Summer Olympics, the Philippines got its first Gold Medal through Hidilyn Diaz, 55-kg weightlifter who won through lifting a combined weight of 224-kg, while EJ Obiena was also able to reach the 11th rank overall, in the men’s Pole-Vaulting competition, both of which were supported by Summit Natural Drinking Water, the official bottled water partner of the Philippine Olympics Committee.

To further show support to our athletes, Summit Natural Drinking Water is featuring Hidilyn Diaz on Summit Bottles in 350ml, 500ml and 1L formats, and relaunching Summit Sports Bottles in stores nationwide, as a nod to some of our greatest achievers who continue to serve as inspirations to every Filipino.

Hidilyn’s Journey to Summit


In 2008, 17-year-old Hidilyn Diaz was selected as a wildcard entry for the Beijing Games, becoming the first-ever Filipina to compete in weightlifting. Slowly but surely, Diaz started to create back-to-back milestones in her journey by winning gold in the 2015 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Phuket Thailand, a bronze medal in the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, Texas, another third-place finish in the 2016 edition of the Asian tilt in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and achieving a second-place finish in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Fast forward to 2020, Diaz bags the country’s first gold medal, ending a 97-year wait. Since 2018, Summit has been supporting Hidilyn Diaz in her journey and competitions. Summit has always believed that one day, she will bring pride to the Philippines as she thirsts for Gold and now, she’s the first-ever Filipino athlete to win Gold in the Olympics.

EJ’s Journey to Summit

EJ Obiena has always been one to thirst for more. The “Golden Boy” has been jumping since he was six years old with his dad-coach, Emerson Obiena, who would take him to Rizal Memorial Stadium where his father would guide him in his training. Since then, he has always remained active, joining the track teams throughout his years in school, from elementary to college. In 2019, Obiena represented the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games and bagged the gold medal after clearing 5.45 meters on the bar. A year later he stands as the first Filipino athlete to qualify for Tokyo 2020, capping off as the fifth overall in his group during the qualifiers and 11th overall as he made the cut. EJ’s is a world record holder with 5.93m as his best performance and recently he has been winning gold in competitions across the globe. 2 Golds in Orlen Cup (Poland) , 4th place ISTAF indoor Berlin (Germany), 8th place in International Pole Vault Inv. (Sweden) and 10th place in Meeting Hauts-de-France (France).

Your Journey to Summit– A call to fuel the Nation!

Summit encourages each Filipino to fuel the nation in every little way! You don’t have to be an athlete or join the Olympics to aspire for greatness! Everyone has their own “Summit Journey” and can always #ThirstForMore. Start an active lifestyle to keep yourself healthy! You can begin by heading to the gym with your Summit bottle or start a new hobby like biking! In times like today, where we need to strengthen our immune system against viruses, Summit Natural Drinking water has always been there to support events and establishments that promote having a healthy, active lifestyle.

Even in the everyday challenges that we face at home, in school, at work, you can aspire to be great when you take the first step toward your summit. Every bottle gives you the right amount of minerals and right hydration that would allow you to defy your limits and satisfy the desire to continuously improve yourself! Make sure you and your family have the better hydration partner with Summit Natural Drinking Water’s multiserves, available in 4L, 5L and 6L for that extra hydration.

Why choose Summit? – Right hydration, right minerals

Summit Natural Drinking Water, the official bottled water of Philippine Olympic athletes, goes through a natural process, starting from underground reservoirs, all the way to your homes. It contains CALCIUM to strengthen bones and muscles, MAGNESIUM that helps convert food into energy, BICARBONATES that helps keep balanced PH, CHLORIDE for regulating fluids and transmitting nerve impulses and SULFATE to prevent iron deficiencies. It has helped aspiring Filipino athletes maintain superior concentration and athletic edge with minerals that boost their hydration level. It comes from natural underground sources around Mt. Makiling in Laguna and is further processed by ionization and filtration, making it clean and refreshing.

Get the right nutrients with the better hydration partner as you journey to your summit.
Summit Natural Drinking water is available in 350ml, 500ml, 1L, 1.5L, 2L, 4L, 5L and 6L bottles in leading stores nationwide.

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