Patafa bats for 14-man team to Asian Games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heading the list of the Asiad-bound squad on Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 are three-time Olympian Marestella Torres-Sunang (long jump), marathoner Mary Joy Tabal, pole vaulter EJ Obiena, middle-distance runner Marco Vilog, triple jumper Harry Diones and decathlete Aries Toledo.Also joining them is Southeast Asian Games double-gold medalist Trenten Beram, who got cleared by the Philippine Athletics and Track and Field Association (Patafa) after he and SEA Games 400-meter hurdles king and record holder Eric Cray missed the all-important Korean Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe federation formed a committee headed by lawyer Nicanor Sering, Patafa secretary general Renato Unso and board member Jeanette Obiena to decide whether Cray should be sanctioned for failing to race in the Korean Open, where the duo’s Asiad rivals saw action.Cray was given 10 days to explain his absence and why he should be included in the lineup. Beram and his father have already talked to Juico. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Juico forwarded the names of pole vaulter Natalie Uy, sprinter Cristina Knot, 800m specialist Carter Lily, long jumper Junrey Ubas, 110m hurdler Clinton Clark Bautista, sprinter Anfernee Lopena and Francis Medina (400m hurdles) to the POC. The Philippine athletics team to the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia is bidding to include more tracksters to increase chances of winning medals.Athletics chief Philip Ella Juico has appealed for the inclusion of seven more athletes apart from the initial six already accredited by the Philippine Olympic Committee.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial PBA’s ‘Passport on Wheels’ program rolls on Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View commentslast_img read more