PH water polo gunning for podium celebration

first_img2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Among the firsts to storm out of the trenches for Team Philippines, water polo team is brimming with confidence as it guns for a podium finish in the Southeast Asian Games which starts in Kuala Lumpur next week.Team captain Tain Gomez Jr., said the team honed its skills in a training camp in Barcelona, Spain, which he described as “very hard and high level.”ADVERTISEMENT The country’s water polo squad, half of which is made up of enlisted military men, is hoping to duplicate—if not surpass—a silver medal finish in the 2009 Laos SEA Games.The team flies to the Malaysian capital on Sunday, two days before the competition starts at National Aquatics Center in Bukit Jalil.The rest of the team are Abnel Amiladjid, Adan Gonzales, Frazier Alamara, Juan Paolo Serrano, Macgyver Reyes, Mark Jerwin Valdez, Matthew Royce Yu, Mico Anota, Mummar Alamara, Reynaldo Salonga Jr., Romark Johnson Belo and Teodoro Roy Canete Jr.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PH men’s volleyball team vows to give it all in SEA Games 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ That, according to him, prepared them for the tough grind ahead as they battle regional heavyweights in the sport like Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.“This time we don’t feel any pressure because we are confident that we are prepared after training in Barcelona,” said Gomez in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The country went home empty-handed two years ago in the Singapore edition but this time, Gomez said they are not just physically, but also mentally prepared.“We are more focused right now. And we are all fit and in top condition,” said Gomez. Teen gunned down in Masbate Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img