PSC opens Philsports to para-athletes’ training

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    THE Philippine Sports Commission recently opened the doors of its newly-refurbished Philsports Complex for national para-athletes training for the 2020 Asean Para Games.

    “The renovations done in both the Rizal Memorial and at Philsports are primarily for our elite athletes,” explained PSC chairman William Ramirez.

    The PSC opened the complex in Pasig City to support the national para-athletes’ preparations for the biennial meet that has been rescheduled to March.

    “Our para-athletes are inspired to work harder as they use the new facilities inside Philsports. We thank the PSC for supporting us,” said Philippine Paralympic Committee Executive Director Dennis Esta, who added intensive training in the PSC facility are now ongoing for athletics, power-lifting and sitting volleyball.

    Ramirez has announced that with the help of NCC and Perez, bemedalled para-swimmers Ernie Gawilan, Garry Bejino and the rest of the swimming team will be allowed to train in the Class-1 FINA-certified swimming facility of the NCC by the fourth week of the month.