Top skater, cyclist out as PH SEAG team gets trimmed by injuries

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Well, our skater is a potential gold medalist, so we’re minus one possible gold without her,” said Philippine chief of mission Cynthia Carrion, referring to Cabiles.Based in Michigan, the 20-year-old Cabiles placed 14th in the short program during the 2017 Asian Winter Games, 16th in the free skate and 15th overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAccording to Philippine Cycling Federation deputy secretary general Camille Sumagui, Reyes was brought to a hospital in Seoul to determine the extent of the injury, striking the Filipino cyclist out of next week’s Kuala Lumpur Games for good.Reyes and Mervin Barnachea Corpuz are the only Filipino entries in cycling track, which offers 12 gold medals. National coach Carlo Jazul said they signed up for the track scratch/track omnium event. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Thailand ready to step in for Philippines as 2019 SEA Games host LATEST STORIES MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View commentscenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Alternate gymnasts Rachele Arellano (women’s artistic) and Adrian Mirasol Apuyan (men’s artistic) were earlier pulled out from the delegation by Carrion, also president of the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines.Sailor Ridgely Balladares, who won a gold in the men’s keelboat match racing in 2015 Singapore, was also entered as an alternate to Lester Troy Tayong and Emerson Villena in the international 470 event and was scratched from the lineup.Carrion is expecting a turnout of at least 50 gold medals for the Philippines to improve on its previous finish of sixth place among 11 countries. “I hope there will be no more injuries. Let’s pray for the safety of our athletes,” said Carrion, a board member of the Philippine Olympic Committee.The POC originally submitted a total of 498 Filipino athletes to KL organizers.ADVERTISEMENT Figure skater Samantha Mary Lynn Cabiles begged off from her national team duties and track cyclist Kristian Emmanuel Reyes got injured in a crash, reducing the Philippine delegation to the 29th Southeast Asian Games to 493 athletes in 37 sports.Citing health reasons, Cabiles has decided to skip the women’s individual figure ice skating event while Reyes won’t be suiting up either after getting hurt in a spill while training in South Korea.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arellano was supposed to compete in the floor, vault, uneven bar and balance beam while Apuyan will be tested in the high bar, parallel bars, vault, ring, floor and pommel horse.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

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