News – PH – Echauz confirms its support for PH athletes


Judes Echauz, chairman of Standard Insurance Group, expressed his support for cycling and duathlon in the country’s search for more gold medals in Dec. Southeast Asia reaffirms games in Vietnam later this year

The avid athlete said his athletes, most of whom are members of the national team, have been training rigorously despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic

“We’re excited to start on the right foot,” Echauz said on the Philippine Sportswriters Association’s online forum on Tuesday

Echauz added that there are 10 male and five female drivers who are capable of winning medals in the biennial encounter where the PH team seeks its one gold, one silver and to put two bronze medals in the road bike race in the shade

He specifically cited the women’s team as having a better chance of gold medals with the presence of Jermyn Prado, who won gold in the individual time trial and silver in the road race in SEAG 2019, which hosted the country

Echauz also discounts the men’s team, which finished bronzes in the team time trial and in the team road race in the similar SEAG edition

“We learned our techniques, so I think we can improve our performance (in SEAG)”We also have the best sprinters,” said Echauz

He quoted well-known cyclists who have the best chances to stand out in SEAG, such as Jan Paul Morales, George Oconer, El Joshua Cariño, Jun Rey Navarra and Ronald Oranza

In the duathlon, Echauz is optimistic that the country can improve its one-gold, one-silver and one-bronze routes at the last SEAG meeting, even though the reigning women’s winner Monica Torres has retired

“We can get a 1-2 result with the men”I’m also optimistic about our female duathletes,” he said

He cited 2019 SEAG silver medalist, Joey Delos Reyes, Doy Comendador and Pauline Fornea to add to the roster

Echauz also hopes they can resume sailing training where he is president of the association as most training locations are unavailable due to pandemic restrictions

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News – PH – Echauz reaffirms support for PH athletes
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