Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Wrestling equipment

Source: Tempo (Clyde Mariano)

Manila, Philippines – The Wrestling Association of the Philippines has received 17 assorted equipment amounting to P.5 million pesos donated by the Korean Wrestling Association.

The equipment was brought by the eight Filipino wrestlers who arrived Saturday after a one-month training in Inchon under Korean coach Han Myung Woo hired by the Philippine Sports Commission.

“We will use the equipment in preparation for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar and 2014 Asian Games in Inchon,” said association president Juan Alberto Balde.

Balde showed the equipments inside WAP training gym at the second floor of Philippine Center for Sports Medicine building.

“They’re now using the equipment. We’re grateful to our Korean coach Han Myung Woo who facilitated the donation of equipment. He worked for the immediate turnover of the equipments,” said Balde.

Balde predicted three to five gold medals in the next SEA Games, adding the equipments coming from Korea and the present of the Korean coach will sharpen their individual skills.

“That is our target. I am confident our wrestlers are capable of making it because they have sufficient training under an Olympic and Asian champion Korean coach,” said Balde.

Han, a native of Seoul, won the gold in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and 1989 Asian Wrestling.

“Wrestling is the only association that made a perfect performance in the last SEA meet in Indonesia. All the eight wrestlers won medals despite the great odds,” noted Balde.

Wrestling won two gold medals by Margarito Angana and Jason Balabal, three silvers and three bronzes.

Other medal prospects are Alvin Lobrequito, Joseph Angana, Michael Baletin, Joshua Gayuchan, Kristin Jambora, Roselyn Malaba and Roy Camposano. 

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