45 athletes comprising the Koronadal team is set to join again this year’s Batang Pinoy National final at Puerto Princesa, Palawan on August 25-31.
The athletes will compete in the nine (9) sporting events that include swimming, archery, arnis, dance sports, taekwondo, gymnastics, boxing and triathlon.
The local government of Koronadal has allotted the amount of Php521, 000 for the said sports event. This covers the operational expenses, financial assistance for the players and 16 coaches which will receive Php8, 000 each and five (5) delegates’ staff of Php5, 000.
In his commitment and support, City Mayor Atty. Eliordo U. Ogena ordered the immediate release of the said financial assistance to the athletes as part of their motivation to become more competitive in their chosen sports event.
The gymnastic team of Koronadal, on the other hand, also bagged seven (7) gold and six (6) silver medals in a recently concluded Flexi Gymnastics Mindanao wide competition facilitated by Flexi International Gymnastics (FIG). Head coach Jong Rafaela of Koronadal Gymnastic Club said that the competition was deliberately intended to the gymnast beginners.
The Flexi Gymnastics Mindanao wide competition was held at General Santos City on July 27, 2019. The coach was overwhelmed of the team’s performance.
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