Zamboanga joins Batang Pinoy-Mindanao leg

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014


ZAMBOANGUEÑO athletes are finalizing the preparation to join in the forthcoming four-day Batang Pinoy-Mindanao leg athletic competition in the region.

City Sports Development Officer Dr. Cecilia Atilano said the Batang Pinoy-Mindanao leg is scheduled to be held next week from September 10-14 in Pagadian City.

Atilano said that athletic delegations coming from the different parts of Mindanao are joining the athletic competition.

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Atilano said Zamboanga City is sending a delegation of 287 athletes that will see action in 18 sports events.

The sports events are the following: archery, arnis, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, chess, dance sports, football, karatedo, muay thai, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting, and wrestling.

Atilano said the four-day athletic event is the qualify competition to the Batang Pinoy-National leg to be held in Bacolod City in December this year.

She said she is optimistic the Zamboangueño athletes will be able to grab the championship crown, citing they have prepared well for the forthcoming athletic event. (Bong Garcia)

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