Paran­tac sets fo­cus on up­com­ing SEAG

Sun.Star Baguio - - Front Page - Rod­er­ick Osis

ITS BACK to the gym for Daniel Paran­tac.

With the hope of win­ning an­other medal for the coun­try, Paran­tac is look­ing for­ward for an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion and month long train­ing in China as he sets his fo­cus on the up­com­ing South­east Asian Games this year.

“We are eye­ing at least one tour­na­ment abroad and an­other train­ing in China to boost our chances sa SEA Games,” said Paran­tac.

The Baguio na­tive said the up­com­ing in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion will also serve as a train­ing ground for him even if he does not win a medal.

“If ever makasali sa in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, kahit di tayo maka medal, ma­g­a­n­dang prepa­ra­tion nay un and if maka medal, then we have bet­ter chances sa Sea Games,” added Paran­tac.

Paran­tac, to­gether with the mem­bers of the Philippine Wushu team re­cently went home with five gold medals from the 1st Asian Tra­di­tional Wushu Cham­pi­onship in Nan­jing, China from Novem­ber 26 to De­cem­ber 1 last year.

Paran­tac, to­gether Agatha Wong ac­counted for three of the five gold medals cap­tured by the na­tional team.

Wong topped the tai­ji­jian and tai­ji­quan, while Paran­tac won one in tai­ji­jian along with Llabare and Thorn­ton Quieney, Lou Sayan, with Gajo ac­count­ing for two more in changquan and daoshu. De­gala and Gain­zan each won a bronze medal.

With their re­cent wins, PAran­tac, dur­ing the Kafag­way In­ter­na­tional Sports­man Lu­mi­nary Awards Po­duim (KISLAP) award­ing said they

hope to carry the mo­men­tum in the bi­en­nial meet which will be hosted by the coun­try later this year.

Paran­tac was one of the 16 ath­letes and two coaches who were hon­ored dur­ing the KISLAP award­ing on De­cem­ber 29 at Sun­shine Park.

Mixed mar­tial artists and Team Lakay cham­pi­ons Kevin Belin­gon, Stephen Lo­man, Joshua Pa­cio, Geje Eus­taquio and Ed­uard Fo­layang, as well as Mark San­giao, were among the awardees.

The for­mer Univer­sity of the Cordilleras stu­dent mean­while said he is look­ing for­ward to his pos­si­ble fi­nal SEA Games ap­pear­ance.

“Maybe it’s my last Sea Games. But will see,” added the multi – medal­ist wushu tauolo spe­cial­ist.

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FO­CUSED. Af­ter a fruit­ful 2018, Daniel Paranatc wants more this year as he keeps his fo­cus for the up­com­ing South­east Asian Games this year.

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