‘Aqua boy’ pockets bronze and thousand bucks

  • Page Views 1778
  • father-deedee-and-angeloAngelo Macaraig made sure he won’t be going home empty-handed at the conclusion of 2016 BC Provincials held in Port Coquitlam.

    ‘Aqua boy’ lived up to his billing after a spectacular finish en route to capturing bronze with a  time of 36,69 seconds in 50 m back stroke in the three-day swim meet.

    ‘Finally hard work pays off,”  says dad Deedee referring to his son’s overall performance in the said competition.

    Deedee together with his wife  Criselyn were in attendance alongside other members of the family and friends in  the entire duration of Angelo’s campaign.

    Angelo’s parents were very much satisfied on his overall performance where the eleven-year-old lad places fifth in  50 m breast stroke (41.7 seconds),  7th in the 50 m  individual medley (1:19.63 seconds) and 11th in  100 m freestyle (1:11.52).

    His effort and perseverance  was the biggest factor in salvaging the third spot against a bunch of tough competitors in this tournament.

    “A good run  and Angelo almost  got the silver with just a couple of meters behind the eventual second placer,”  dad reiterates.

    A rewarding accomplishment also made Angelo a thousand bucks richer in this year’s edition of BC  Provincials.

    “A big thank you to all who supported us during Team  Angelo’s campaign whether we win or lose. Your words of wisdom were vital ,” the elder Macaraig added. “ We hope that you’ll continue to support us in our future competition, again maraming salamat po.”

    Angelo will try his luck in the international stage as he joins the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) in Tokyo, Japan this coming October.

    Last year the young lad wore Canada swimming cap in his Philippines stint, but this time he’ll wear the one with a Philippine logo come October 22-23.

    By Alex Mino

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 19 July 2017
      1 day ago No comment

      Mable Elmore appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction in B.C. NDP government

      Canadian Filipino politician Mable Elmore has been named as Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction in the B.C. NDP government that has taken over the provincial government. Elmore and her colleagues in the Cabinet were sworn into office July 18 together with New Democrat Premier John Horgan. Elmore was re-elected ...

    • 19 July 2017
      1 day ago No comment

      Mindanao martial law nears 60-day legal limit

      It will be up for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte whether or not to extend martial law in the southern region of Mindanao. Martial law in Mindanao was declared by Duterte on May 23 after clashes broke out in Marawi City between government security forces and Islamic militants that include ...

    • 18 July 2017
      2 days ago No comment

      JUAN ON JUAN Const. Prince Carino

      To serve the country and the community is every girl and boys first dream. Children often tell you that they would like to be doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a firefighter, or a policeman if you ask them what they want to be when they grow up.  The call ...

    • 18 July 2017
      2 days ago No comment

      Distracted drivers decreasing – MMDA

      The number of violators of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (Adda) has drastically gone since the first day of the law’s implementation, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). As of Sunday morning, only three motorists have been apprehended compared to nine the day before. Last Thursday, the first ...

    • 18 July 2017
      3 days ago No comment

      QC couple caught selling fake LTO license plates

      The Quezon City Police District on Wednesday arrested a couple who were caught selling counterfeit license plates and documents supposedly issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Jahaziel Alcantara, 32, and Kristine Nemenzo, 22, were allegedly selling the fake plates for P2,000 each. Chief Insp. Freud Vila of the District Special ...

    %d bloggers like this: