Members of the national boxing team have started to arrive for the Olympic training bubble at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna yesterday.
Nesthy Petecio, who is seeking to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in the featherweight devision, led the the early birds, who also include men’s team members Marjon Pianar and Junmilardo Ogayre.
They were joined by Carlo Paalam, Marvin Tabamo, John Paul Panuayan, Mario Fernandez, Aira Villegas, Analyn Cellon, and Josie Gabuco later in the afternoon.
Irish Magno, who had already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, comes in today, Saturday.
Other national squad members Ian Clark Bautista, James Palicte, Jere Dela Cruz, and Riza Pasuit will follow on Monday.
Members of the national karate and taekwondo teams are expected to be inside the bubble in the next two days.
National team members will be doing their physical workout in isolation for the next 90 days to get ready for their respective Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.
The Gilas Pilipinas men’s basketball squad has been around since Sunday.
A nine-man group from the Philippine Sports Commission’s medical team has joined the national athletes to make sure that health and safety protocols will be strictly followed.
They were led by the PSC-Medical Scientific Athletes Services head Dr. Janis de Vera, who will be in coordination with the Department of Health and Interagency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Diseases.
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