Obstacle athletes set world marks last year


    NATIONAL obstacle sports athletes proved they were among the elite by sweeping all six gold medals up for grabs in the 30th Southeast Asian Games last year while setting four world records, according to obstacle sports chief Atty. Al Agra.

    “Because of the many medals we won we didn’t want to brag any further. But our athletes did set four new world standards when they won in the SEA Games,” Agra said yesterday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association online forum.

    The national obstacle sports bets were among the most successful campaigners for the country, capturing six gold, three silver and one bronze medals in bagging overall honors in the four-nation event that made a rousing debut in the regional games.

    According to the website endurancesportswire.com, the Nationals set world records in the men’s and women’s 100-meter races, 400-meter mixed relay and 400-meter team assist at the Filinvest course in Muntinlupa.

    Kevin Jeffrey Pascua and Rochelle Suarez set world marks of 29.92 seconds and 46.70 seconds, respectively, in ruling the men’s and women’s 100-meter races.

    “As far as I am aware off, Pascua’s record is still standing,” Agra said in the public sports session backed by the Philippine Amusements Gaming Corp., San Miguel, Go for Gold, Smart, Brasca Restaurant, Amelie Hotel and Milo.