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Naniniwala si Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) chief Philip Ella Juico na maaabot pagkaraang mag-silver medal finish sa Drake Blue Oval Showcase sa Iowa, United States nitong Sabado. ni Fil-Am Kristina Knott ang qualifying mark para sa 32nd Summer Olympic Games 2021 sa Tokto, Japan

Giniba ni Knott ang 33-year-old sprint record ni Lydia de Vega ng isang segundo sa pagposte ng 11.27 segundo at pumangalawa sa kompetisyon.

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“Even more noteworthy given the very complex pandemic situation,” reaksiyon nitong Lunes ng opisyal sa ABS-CBN. “To begin with, Kristina ‘had not raced enough,’ in the words of her sprint coach Rohsaan Griffin. Despite the lack of competitive races, PATAFA embarked on a hybrid skills and strength conditioning program.”

Sinaad pa niyang, “I am hopeful that with almost a year from Tokyo, the increasing number of competitions, the well-coordinated approach of Buzzichelli and Griffin, the single-minded determination of Kristina, and the forthcoming additional support of the PSC and PATAFA’s willingness to invest in all its athletes and coaches, Kristina may get a berth in both events.” (Janiel Abby Toralba)

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