MANILA -- Organizers scrapped the individual trick ski events of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games waterski competition, which saddened Davao City’s Maiquel Jawn “Mikee” Selga as she said chances of winning medals are higher in individual events.
The 19-year-old Malayan Colleges Mindanao Multi-Media Arts college freshman bared this to SunStar Davao Tuesday, December 3.
She said, “The team is working so hard to elevate the sport, sayang lang tinanggal ang individual event ng trick ski where we have better chances of nailing a silver and fight for gold. But we are hopeful to get a medal.”
Selga, who won two bronzes in women’s wakeboard in 2015, said she will instead be competing in the team event along with Anika Angsico of Quezon City and Stephanie Kramer of Clark, Pampanga.
“Di ko rin alam kung bakit tinanggal ang individual events (I don’t know why the individual events were removed),” she said, adding that she only knew of the removal last week.
In the team event, she said, each participant will ride individually but all scores will be added to determine the rankings of the team.
Selga continued, “Hopefully, maka-medal po kami (we could win medals). We are trying our very best naman po.”
The team is also composed of Ralph Villaro of Clark, Rhannie Villafranca of Batangas and Carlo dela Torre of Baguio City.