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World champ gymnast, SEAG hurdles record holder and planet’s second-ranked junior netter lead bulk of PH athletes arriving in Hanoi


Alyssa Valdez leads the glamorous women’s volley team seeking to end a long medal drought.

Alyssa Valdez leads the glamorous ladies’s volley group searching for to finish an extended medal drought.

World champion gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo, hurdler Eric Shawn Cray and tennis phenom Alex Eala will banner the largest batch of arrivals for Crew Philippines in Hanoi on Tuesday with the opening of the thirty first Southeast Asian Video games (SEA) in the Vietnamese capital simply across the nook.

The formidable trio will lead a big wave of athletes, coaches and officers from 10 sports activities the place twin sprinters Kyla and Kayla Richardson, fencer Samantha Kyle Catantan and the glamorous ladies’s volleyball group are included.

“We’re able to obtain our athletes and coaches and prolong the help they want as soon as they arrive right here,’’ mentioned Commissioner Ramon Fernandez of the Philippine Sports activities Fee (PSC).

A complete of 193 athletes, coaches and officers, together with the members of the media, will set foot on the Vietnamese capital along with the PSC workers and the nationwide group secretariat readily available to facilitate their arrival.

“They must be free of distractions to allow them to deal with their respective competitions forward,’’ added Fernandez, the nation’s chef de mission to the Video games.

Full entourage

Yulo claimed two gold medals and 5 silvers, putting in him because the Filipino with probably the most vital hoard of medals again in the 2019 SEA Video games in Manila. Becoming a member of Yulo is Japanese coach Munehiro Kugimiya and therapist Junpei Konno.

The Filipino-American Cray defended his 400-meter hurdles title and set the SEAG record in the occasion in the previous 4 editions of the biennial meet since 2013 Myanmar, whereas the 16-year-old Eala, debuting for the nationwide group in the Video games, is the No. 2 ranked junior participant in the world.

Gold medal favorites Carlos Edriel Yulo (left) and Alex Eala (right) arrive in Vietnam headlining a big chunk of Filipino bets that will defend the overall SEA Games title. —Inquirer file photos

Gold medal favorites Carlos Edriel Yulo  and Alex Eala arrive in Vietnam headlining an enormous chunk of Filipino bets that can defend the general SEA Video games title. —Inquirer file pictures

Alex Eala

Alyssa Valdez, group captain Aby Maraño and Jaja Santiago are the anchors of the PH ladies’s spikers who will likely be capturing to complete with no less than a medal underneath the mentorship of Brazilian Jorge Edson Souza de Brito.

The nationwide spikers are coming in recent from a two-week camp in Brazil the place they performed a sequence of friendlies and jelled collectively as a group.

A number of SEAG medalist Richard Gonzales and 2018 Youth Olympian Jann Mari Nayre of desk tennis will likely be becoming a member of them in addition to tennis gamers Jeson Patrombon, Francis Casey Alcantara, Deal with Huey and wushu’s Agatha Wong, Daniel Parantac and Divine Wally.

Tracksters on Wednesday

Girls’s volleyball and males’s volleyball have a complete head rely of 38 gamers and officers whereas gymnastics has 22 athletes and coaches.

Majority of the athletes and officers from badminton (19), bodybuilding (13), fencing (28), desk tennis (17), tennis (12), athletics (8) and wushu (17) will likewise depart from Manila two days previous to the opening ceremony on Thursday together with the PSC medical group (6) and members of the media (12).

Athletes from rowing, chess, kurash, pencak silat, males’s 3×3 basketball, ladies’s basketball, golf and triathlon/duathlon arrived over the weekend after entries from kickboxing, handball, males’s and ladies’s soccer have settled in Hanoi.

The principle bulk of monitor and discipline athletes and officers (50) will arrive on Wednesday, together with pole vault Asian record holder Ernest John Obiena. Becoming a member of them are Philippine entries from esports (25), billiards (10), bowling (13), biking (16), golf (2), jujitsu (9) and swimming (3). INQ

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