Cebu team headed for Singapore-A A +A
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
THE Cebu Developmental Team will be leaving today for this weekend’s Cold Storage Singapore International Triathlon 2013.
They are Justin and Yuan Chiongbian, the Uy siblings-Shaia Ruth, Syrah and Craig Joshua, and Nina Francesca Villaba. They will be part of the 18-member Philippine delegation.
The PHL team will be up against a tough battle as this year’s race is sanctioned by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and will be expecting a bigger field of strong junior elites from all over the world.
Justin,14, who won third over-all last year in the 13-15 age group is already feeling a bit nervous.
“Justin and Yuan are both feeling a bit nervous about it,” said Milette, the mother of the Chiongbian siblings.
This will be the fourth ITU-sanctioned race for Justin and, this year, he will be racing against his younger brother Yuan along with fellow Cebuano young triathlete Craig Joshua.
The race will serve as point of Justin’s preparations for the Asian Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Qualifying Race in Kazkhstan in June 2014, wherein he is among the top three young triathletes to represent the country along with Jimuel Patilan and Jose Oj Nobles.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 25, 2013.