POA HOPEFUL FOR PH OLYMPIANS TO STRIKE GOLD IN TOKYO GAMES
Officials of the Philippine Olympians Association (POA) have high hopes that the Philippines will be earning its first gold medal in this year's Tokyo Olympics.
“I truly believe that with all the Olympians going to Tokyo, we can strike something this year especially with what everyone has gone through, almost a cancellation of the Games, it’s difficult,” said POA treasurer Stephen Fernandez.
As of this writing, the Philippines will send 17 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics to compete in weightlifting, gymnastics, boxing, athletics, golf, rowing, taekwondo, judo, shooting, and skating.
With the summer games postponed for a year, POA board member Amparo ‘Weena’ Lim believed the Filipino medalists will win the country’s first Olympic gold medal because they have had more time to prepare for the games.
“With the delay of one year, you know how Filipinos are resilient and we’ve made use of this time to prepare more and be ready for these Games. I’m sure, they are all excited and eager,” said Lim.
“Definitely, I look forward that the Philippines will strike gold and more medals will be won by our Olympians going to Tokyo this July,” said Fernandez.
In its Olympic history, the Philippines has won three silver medals and seven bronze medals.