Philippines Team Page Feb 1, 2018 2:24:36 GMT -8
Post by Yeseeka on Feb 1, 2018 2:24:36 GMT -8
The Philippines will send one athlete to the 2018 Summer Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. That athlete will be just the fourth from the Pacific Island Country to appear in a Winter Olympics since 1972.
Click for the 2018 Winter Games In PyeongChang Overview and Schedule.
Below is the Philippines Olympic Team roster. The heading and gender is followed by the number that sport and the athlete in that sport. His name is followed by, age and current hometown, as well as the events in which he will be competing.
High school senior Asa Miller will be the Philippines' lone member of its Olympic team.
(Photo courtesy kgw.com)
ALPINE SKIING (1)
Asa Miller - 17; Portland, Oregon (USA) - slalom, giant slolom
Asa Miller is holds dual citizenship of the Philippines and the United States due to his mother being born in the Philippines. He is a senior at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon and trains at Mt. Hood Meadows east of Portland. One of his coaches is four-time Olympic skier A.J. Kitt, who says of Miller: “It’s a once in a life time opportunity, and he's very young and inexperienced and that may play to his favor. Not going in with any great expectations might help him out.”
For his part, Miller's response to qualifying for the Olympics is as follows: "I'm super proud to be representing a country on a world stage. That's just ... it's unreal."
The Philippines will pay Miller's bills while he is in PyeognChang, but it is up to Miller to pay for his expenses to and from South Korea. Those include equipment, entry fees and, understandably, a few souvenirs. A GoFundMe Page has been established to meet those ends. The goal is to raise $7,350. Thus far, he has raised just over two-thirds of that. The reader can click to find the GoFundMe Page.
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