Yulo, mga atleta matibay – Velasco
Batid ni Philippine Sports Commission national training director Marc Edward Velasco ang ipinapakitang katatagan ng mga 2020 Tokyo Olympic-bound at iba pang national athletes sa mapaghamong panahon ng pandemic.
Aniya, tuloy lang ang suporta ng ahensya sa mga manlalaro’t coach na nasa Inspire Sports Academy training bubble sa Calamba, Laguna lalo na sa psychological.
“We do encourage our athletes to communicate with their family as much as they can because it’s part also of the support system, not only confine to the PSC, to the NSAs (national sports associations) but also to the family. We remind them to keep that support system intact and also definitely we do encourage them to of course to connect and communicate with us directly kung ano man pong mga concern nila.”
Nangunguna sa mga atleta ang pa-Tokyo na sina Italy-based pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena, Japan-based gymnast Carlos Edriel ‘Caloy’ Yulo, boxer Eumir Felix Marcial, nasa Thailand na sina boxers Irish Magno, Nesthy Petecio at Carlo Paalam, at weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz. (Janiel Abby Toralba)