PHILIPPINES ADDS ANOTHER OLYMPIAN IN SHOOTER JAYSON VALDEZ
Air rifle shooter Jayson Valdez will be the 12th Filipino player to join in the Tokyo Olympics after the confirmation of the sport’s official.
The new development for the 25-year old Valdez has been announced by Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham Tolentino after receiving communication from the International Shooting Sports Federation.
Valdez was also notified by the Federation asking for his availability to participate in the quota place.
“They asked me if we’re ready, so I replied ‘Yes we’re ready!’ and they gave me the quota,” he explained.
He is set to bring the Filipino pride once again since the last participation of the Filipino shooter Brian Rosario in men’s skeet back in 2012.
Valdez will participate in the men’s air rifle 10-meter event after making through the quota system implemented by the ISSF.
“That’s an additional chance for us. Good thing there’s a quota qualifying in shooting, and the better thing, we have a world ranking athlete, also a scholar of the POC,” Tolentino shared after the good news.