MULTI-TITLED swimmers Lora and Liaa Amoguis are gearing for the Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) Meet set in February next year with the hope of earning slots to the Palarong Pambansa 2018 slated in Vigan City.
The Amoguis sisters collected gold medals in the recent Davao City Athletic Association (Dcaa) Meet swimming competition that qualified them to the regional meet.
Lora, an 11-year-old Grade 6 student of Abba's Orchard School, clinched six golds in the elementary girls 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly, 200m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 200m IM and 200m relay events.
Her sister Liaa, 10, who also studies in the same school, got two golds in the 100m freestyle and relay but trailed her older sister in the 100m butterfly, 200m IM, relay and 200m freestyle to settle for silver.
The Amoguis sisters, who guested in Thursday's Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at NCCC Mall Davao B3 Center Family Room, said they both aim to make it to the Palarong Pambansa 2018 although their ultimate dream is competing in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
"We gained a lot of experience (from the Davraa). We are also currently training with coach right now," Lora said, pertaining to coach Haroon Cali, who is also the trainer of Davao City's swimming sensation Matthieu Adrien Tao.
Cy, mother of the sisters, said her daughters are consistent qualifiers in national meets.
Lora, however, said next year's stint will be a lot more challenging since it is the first time she joined in multiple events while Liaa keeps on figuring out how to beat her sister who she honestly describes as "too fast".