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Cebuano para triathlete out to show some extent in Asian C’ships

Cebuano para triathlete out to prove a point in Asian C'ships

Alex Niño Silverio. | TRAP photograph

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The hunt to qualify for the Olympics begins for Cebuano Alex Niño Silverio as he vies for the distinguished Para Triathlon Asian Championships 2024 in Subic Bay, Zambales on Sunday, June 2.

Silverio would be the lone Cebuano paratriathlete vying within the race. He’ll put on the nation’s tri-colors as a part of the Triathlon Philippines.

In an interview with CDN Digital, Silverio stated that he has been coaching for roughly a month, primarily specializing in his swim. An amputee, Silverio has been competing in triathlon for eight years already.

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“Truly na kulbaan ko kay puro baya mga skilled akoang mga kontra bisan pa [og] puro mi nga praktisado nga athlete,” stated Silverio.

Silverio added that he’s gunning to win a medal to assist brighten the way forward for fellow para triathletes, which receives much less assist from the sports activities governing our bodies than common athletes.

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“Medyo kulba kay large occasion man gud ni, pero I’ll all the time strive my perfect para maka medal ta para unhappy mo vivid ang future sa mga para triathletes dri sa Pilipinas,” stated Silverio.


Silverio added that becoming a member of this occasion can be essential to qualifying for the Olympics sooner or later. He defined that becoming a member of triathlon races like this one earned him sure factors to be eligible for the Olympics.

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Nonetheless, it gained’t be a simple race. Silverio revealed that a lot of the opponents on Sunday have quicker swim splits, thus he’s been specializing in that to have the ability to compete with them.

He additionally revealed that he did bike altitude coaching to enhance his efficiency.

“Atong mga kontra diri lisud-lisud jud kay sa Japan fourth na siya sa world rankings then sure for Paris Olympics. Similar unhappy sa taga China nga daghan na ug naapilan nga races,” Silverio stated.

“Lisud siya para nako kay kuwang kaayo sa publicity sa mga races like ingon-ani. Pero bisag lisud laban lang jud ta ani para sa bayan.”

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