PH ‘tired of being at the bottom’ in SEA Games, says PH chef de Mission

first_imgPhoto by Marc Reyes/INQUIRERThe Philippines is tired of being among the last placers in the region.Chef de mission to the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Cynthia Carrion said Thursday this year’s Philippine delegation is eager to climb up the ladder in the medal standings.ADVERTISEMENT “I think we’re tired of” said Carreon during the send off ceremonies at Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions in Pasay Thursday night.Carreon even correlated the gross domestic products of the Philippines’ Southeast Asian neighbors to its sporting success, saying the country should also be performing well in the sporting stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAs per the International Monetary Fund, the Philippine is the no. 4 country in the Southeast Asian region in terms of GDP per capita at $2,951.07 in 2016.The Philippines, however, finished sixth in the 2015 SEA Games behind Thailand, host Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia with a 29-36-66 gold, silver, bronze medal haul. “We’re up there with Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand in terms of GDP,” said Carreon. “So we can do the same in sports, and we should really do that.”Carreon added their target for a gold medal haul is 50, a number that is more than double that of the 29 the Philippines won in Singapore.“I say around 50, but when I talked to all the athletes they promised me 63 but I just want to say 50,” said Carreon. “I feel we’re going to reach the target.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonycenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Gilas PH squad underdog no more MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIESlast_img

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