SEA Games: The biggest group of arrivals for Team Philippines in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam. They are the team Philippines: gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo, hurdler Eric Shawn Cray, and tennis Alex Eala. Many players, coaches, and officials from ten sports will accompany them. Also, Twin sprinters Kyla and Kayla Richardson, fencer Samantha Kyle Catantan, and the women’s national volleyball team had scheduled to compete.
“We are ready to welcome our athletes and coaches. Also, provide them with whatever help they require once they are here,” said Philippine Sports Commission Commissioner Ramon Fernandez.
There were 193 athletes, coaches, and officials, including media members. On the same day as the PSC staff, it will arrive in Vietnam’s capital. The national team secretariat is also on standby to help them reach.
“They must be free of distractions to concentrate on their particular competitions ahead,” Fernandez, the country’s chef de mission to the Games, added.
Carlos Edriel Yulo
SEA Games: Yulo won two gold and five silver medals at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Manila, making him the Filipino with the most medals. Munehiro Kugimiya, a Japanese coach, and Junpei Konno, a therapist, will be joining Yulo. However, Cray, a Filipino-American, successfully defended his title in the 400m hurdles. In addition, since 2013, Myanmar has set the SEAG record in the event four times. While Eala, a 16-year-old who made his national team debut at the Games, is the world’s No. 2 junior player.
Volleyball personalities headed the PH women’s spikers. Alyssa Valdez is followed by Aby Marano and Jaja Santiago. Jema Galanza and Ces Molina are the team’s outside hitters. Also, Kat Tolentino and Mylene Paat on one side, Kyle Negrito and Iris Tolenada on the other. Attempting to make the team even more threatening in their pursuit of a medal. In addition, they had a training camp in Brazil. Ria Meneses and Dell Palomata, middle blockers, are accompanied by coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito. Majoy Baron and liberos Kath Arado and Dawn Macandili are also present.
Jeson Patrombon, Francis Casey Alcantara, Treat Huey, Agatha Wong, Daniel Parantac, and Divine Wally, all tennis players, will join them. Richard Gonzales, a multiple SEAG medallist, and Jann Mari Nayre, a 2018 Youth Olympian in table tennis. With officials, there are 38 players in both women’s and men’s volleyball. Gymnastics has a total of 22 athletes and coaches.
The following athletes and officials make up the majority of the field:
- Badminton (19)
- Bodybuilding (13)
- Fencing (28)
- Table tennis (17)
- Tennis (12)
- Athletics (8)
- and Wushu (17)
SEA Games: They will also leave Manila two days before the opening ceremony on Thursday. The PSC medical team (6) and media representatives were also present (12). Rowing, chess, kurash, pencak silat, men’s and women’s basketball, golf, and triathlon/duathlon athletes. Moreover, they arrived over the weekend after kickboxing, handball, and men’s and women’s football entries had settled.
Lastly, most track and field athletes and officials are women (50). On Wednesday, they’ll arrive, including Ernest John Obiena, the Asian pole vault record holder. Esports (25), billiards (10), bowling (13), cycling (16), golf (2), a jujitsu (9), and swimming are among the Philippine entries (3).
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