Two of our Triathlon athletes, Nikko Huelgas and Claire Adorna both bagged the country’s first gold medals at the SEA Games this weekend. These are the first ever gold medals won by the Philippines at the Games in the sports of triathlon! Another Filipina, Kim Manrobang placed second to Adorna and bagged the silver medal.
Triathlon is a relatively new sport at the SEA Games where we won medals in 2005, 2007, and 2015. In 2005, Sandra Araullo took a silver medal and Arland Macasieb the bronze. In 2007, George Vilog bagged a silver medal and Arland took the bronze, while Sandra again won silver and Maria Lucas took home a bronze.
Today, while we celebrate the victories of triathletes Nikko, Claire and Kim, we await our athletes in the field of athletics who will compete at the 28th Sout East Asian Games starting today and are expected to put in some decent if not, top notch performances. The athletics team are expected to garner at least 8 gold medals.
Just before their departure for Singapore a few days ago, part of our Philippine delegation, our athletics team in particular, were given a sound send-off, spearheaded by L-Time Studio and Veloci Watches. A total of 36 of our best athletes are represented in athletics spearheaded by our marathon contingent consisting of Eduardo Buenavista, Raphael Poliquit Jr. and on the distaff side, Mary Joy Tabal.
L TIMESTUDIO and VELOCI Time, two strong players in the Philippine watch industry, are joining forces and partnering with Marriott Hotel Manila to support our local heroes who will be competing at the 28th Southeast Asian Games. L TIMESTUDIO is the forerunner of a retail watch concept for fashion and sport timepieces while VELOCI Time, a homegrown watch brand boasting of stylish design, superior quality, and affordability, is likewise making a mark of its own in the Philippine watch industry.
In an apparent effort to regain the glorious era of Philippine athletics, the timing of the changing of the guards in PATAFA (Philippine Athletics Track And Field Association) couldn’t have been more impeccable. With Dr. Philip Ella Juico’s ascendancy to the post as the new Philippine athletics chief, members of Team Pilipinas athletics are all fired up to accomplish a spectacular performance in the upcoming 2015 SEA Games.
If the remarkable athletic achievements of the Philippine athletics team in recent international competitions are an indicator, Team Pilipinas Athletics stands to collect eight (8) gold medals in the upcoming biennial meet in Singapore. Banking on the solid and still improving best performances from the 36-strong athletics team, this scenario will be an easy feat. And with a few turns of good luck, a 12 gold medal haul possibility may not even be remote. The best finish of the Philippines in the SEAG was in 1983, also in Singapore, where it garnered 11 gold-12 silver-9 bronze medals.
Among the disciplines where the Philippines could strike gold are (men) hammer throw, 400m, 400m hurdles, 3000m steeplechase, 4x400m relay, decathlon, long jump, 800m, and pole vault.
Considered as swing events, where a bronze medal is at least a high possibility, are (men) marathon, 1500m, 4x100m, 110m hurdles, discus throw, shot put; (women) long jump, 10,000m, and heptathlon.
The 2015 SEA Games will officially kick off on June 5. Two days after, the mettle of Team Pilipinas athletics will start to be tested. But as they have proven already, nothing is impossible with dedication, focus and tangible support. They have surpassed all challenges and obstacles before. The strong desire to bring honor to the country had carried them through. And this time around, the Philippine athletics team’s morale is at an all time high. The odds are in our favor and our time is now.
Katherine Khay Santos
Mark Harry Diones
Donovan Arriola Jr.
Mary Grace Delos Santos
Mary Joy Tabal
Jessica Lyn Barnard
Christopher Ulboc Jr.
Rafael Poliquit Jr.
Patrick Ma. Unso
Clinton Kingsley Bautista
Eric Shauwn Cray
Narcisa Atienza (Heptathlon)
Janry Ubas (Decathlon)
Jesson Ramil Cid (Decathlon)
Princess Joy Griffey
Kayla Anise Richardson
Kyla Ashely Richardson
Archand Christian Bagsit
About VELOCI TIME
The Italian-Inspired Veloci watch calls on the rad dogs of our generation to live the second.
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We sell watches to stylish, young people who believe that only a few things in the world are as important as looking fashionable – whether it be on facebook and instagram, on a mountain summit, or while partying in a beach. We know that making an effort to look good means loving yourself.
Our watches are customizable and are meant to match your outfits. They are also meant to match your fleeting, spontaneous, and adventurous character. We know that you’ve always dreamed of what it’s like to be a surfer, a pilot, a sky jumper, an artist, or even a chef. So if you’re off to cross something out your bucket list, Veloci has perfect watches for you to do it all in style.
“Veloci aims to be known as a brand that is always evolving—one that keeps up with the fashion trends and offers high quality watches at reasonable prices,” says Managing Director Marnie Chua. Introducing integrated silicone straps, exciting new dial colors, stainless steel and gold cases, elegance and convenience go hand in hand. Combining 100-meter water resistance with the choice to pick colors suitable for any occasion, all Veloci timepieces remain looking current and fresh, adventure after adventure.
Veloci watches are available in L Timesudio boutiques nationwide.
About L TIMESTUDIO
Timepieces are no longer just a means to tell time.
It is a statement – a statement of personality, of lifestyle and of individual style.
Building equity on ever-evolving brand selections to remain always fresh, fashionable, and on-trend since 2002, L TIMESTUDIO remains to be the game-changing concept in the presentation of fashion and sport watches in the Philippines.
More so now, L Timestudio carries a more diverse line of fashion and sport watches to match the Filipino’s ever growing awareness and the need for a more active lifestyle.
L Timestudio boutiques are located at various shopping malls nationwide.