Knott kayang mag-Tokyo
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.
“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)