A total of 275 athletes from 29 sports has been approved by the Philippine selection committee for the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, Philippine chief of mission Julian Camacho announced yesterday.
Camacho said the selection committee composed of Philippine Olympic Committee and Philippine Sports Commission officials are still waiting for equestrian, fencing, squash and volleyball to finalize their lineups.
With this development, Camacho said the size of the national delegation may be known earlier than the targeted deadline of submission of the names of the athletes in April.
THE PHILIPPINE Volleyball Federation is clinging to faint hope that the Philippine Olympic Committee would still send their national teams, made up of the sport’s biggest stars, to the Southeast Asian Games.
Stripped of recognition by the POC after a leadership crisis hit its federation, the PVF, though secretary general Otie Camangian yesterday told the Inquirer that the men’s and women’s teams are continuously training for the SEA Games in June in Singapore.
“We’ve been reaching out to them to seek clarification,” said Camangian. “We still respect POC as our sports institution despite what’s happening now. We do believe we are doing our best on our side to settle the issues and problems and our wish is for everybody to sit down and talk.”
MANILA, Philippines - Billiards ace Rubilen Amit will seek to continue her medal-winning streak in the Southeast Asian Games when she spearheads the Philippine women’s pool team that will gun for glory in the 2015 edition in Singapore.
Amit, the first Filipina to win the world title, has been consistently landing in the podium in the biennial meet since her debut in 2005, capturing the gold five times already and snaring two silvers and the same number of bronzes.
She had missed the gold only once in five editions, placing second to compatriot Iris Rañola in the 9-ball singles finals in 2011 in Palembang, Indonesia.
Philippine badminton hopes to end its medal drought through the men’s doubles tandem of Paul Jefferson Vivas and Peter Gabriel Magnaye in the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore this June.
Vivas and Magnaye, the country’s top bets in the event, recently pocketed the men’s doubles title of the Swiss International Badminton Championship 2014 in Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland, and will be strong medal contenders according to Indonesian head coach Paulus Firman.
“Judging from that victory, I think our men’s doubles has a chance (to win a medal) in the SEA Games,” said Firman.
ANILA -- Chef-de-mission Julian Camacho has set a target mark of at least 45 gold medals for the Philippine contingent to the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore
Camacho said that Team Philippines aims to surpass the dismal seventh place finish, the country’s lowest in SEA Games history, two years ago in Myanmar where the Filipino athletes hauled 29 gold, 34 silver and 37 bronze medals.
“We’re not really putting out a prediction but for sure we will do better than the Myanmar SEA Games,” Camacho said during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at Shakey’s Malate.
Philippine chief of mission Julian Camacho wants nothing less than the best Filipino athletes in the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.
Camacho urged national sports associations (NSAs) yesterday to ready their top athletes as the country gears up for the regional multisport competition, slated June 5 to 16.
“Send your best athletes, we need every gold medal we can get,” said Camacho, appealing to the leaders of sports associations that are sending athletes to the Games.
MANILA, Philippines – Adamson University made quick work of Far Eastern University (FEU), 25-20, 25-21, and 25-23, to join defending champion National University (NU) in first place Monday in the UAAP Season 77 men's volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Falcons finished the first round by winning their sixth straight match to join the Bulldogs on top of the league standings with a 6-1 win-loss record.
The game was supposed to be played last Sunday, but power issues in the third set at the Pasay venue forced the UAAP to re-schedule the match for Monday.