Just one step closer and the dream of competing in the Palarong Pambansa in Ilocos Sur is about to come.
Grade 5 student Zeth Quiambao will smash his way for the ticket of representing Region III as the Sagradan shuttler will battle against the divisions’ best in the Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) starting tomorrow.
Before qualifying in the CLRAA, Quiambao told in an interview that his road to the regionals is no-joke. Duelling against many players and earning wins from numerous matches in BulPriSA, Division and Provincial meets are not easy.
The student-athlete missed school days and needed to study after his trainings and competitions so he could maintain his grades and stay with his high honors rank.
Now that he had gone so far, according to him, there were adjustments in his training for the tourney that will help him increase his agility, coordination, power, and stamina.
Days before the game day, he frees his mind from anything that could distract him. He always thinks of his difficult trainings and shot perfections he did in practices.
“I remind myself to stay calm yet determined to win,” said Quiambao when he was asked about his mindset in every game.
The elementary shuttler wants to thank the Lord for giving his talent and providing guidance since day one. He also expresses his gratitude to his whole family for its never-ending support especially his father, who serves as his coach, and his mother for mentoring him mentally and spiritually.
“I also want to thank the whole Team Bulacan, my coaches in Team Prima, former Philippine National Team player Jaime Junio, and Indonesian coach Anggy Sepdianto. Also, my biggest thanks to my sponsor Apacs,” he stated.
Quiambao likes to thank MDSF, the teachers, classmates, friends, and to those who always pray for him.
By: Ziv Gabriel Cortez