Robles leads PH charge in archery

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    FRESH from winning a gold medal in the World Women’s Open Archery Championship in Macau earlier this month, Andrea Robles will lead the 16-member national archery team in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games at the New Clark City Sports Hub in Capas, Tarlac.

    Two archers will represent the country in each of the four major events – men’s and women’s indoor events and men’s and women’s outdoor events.

    Robles, Olympian Jennifer Chan, Roberto Badiola, Paul Marton dela Cruz, Andrei Johan Olano, Arnold Rojas, Rachelle Ann dela Cruz , and Abigail Tindugan make up the compound team set to compete in indoor events.

    The recurve archery team that will compete in outdoor events will be bannered by Jason Emmanuel Feliciano, Carson Francis Hastie, Florente Matan, Youth Oympian Luis Gabriel Moreno, Phoebe Nicole Amistoso, Gabriel Bidaure, Pia Bidaure, and Karil Hongitan.

    The archery competitions are slated from Dec. 4 to 9.

    Although she was among the lowest ranked archers in the field in Macau, Robles, 21, humbled the competiton that incuded the likes of favorite Sarah Prieels of  Belgium, world No. 1 Alexis Ruiz of the United States, and No. 3 Paige Pearce, also of the US.