ASIAN GAMES: Verosil upbeat about chances in sport climbing

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 22, 2018 08:15 PM
ASIAN GAMES: Verosil upbeat about chances in sport climbing
The 5-foot-8 Verosil, 17, is fresh from a semi-final finish in the 2018 Asian Cup Bouldering and Speed event last June held at the Rajamangalah National Stadium held in Bangkok, Thailand.

PALEMBANG — Despite the challenges he literally has to scale, lone Filipino campaigner Gerard Verosil was upbeat about his chances on Wednesday on the eve of the 18th Asian Games sport climbing competitions at the Jakabaring Sports City sport climbing wall.

“Mahirap pong mag-prediksiyon basta confident po akong magpe-perform ng maayos dito,” said the lean and lanky sports climber, who will be among the 34 entries in the event kicking off with the speed-climbing event of the discipline making its debut in the meet at 8 a.m. here on Thursday.

The 5-foot-8 Verosil, 17, is fresh from a semi-final finish in the 2018 Asian Cup Bouldering and Speed event last June held  at the Rajamangalah National Stadium held in Bangkok, Thailand, which served as his tuneup competition for the Asian Games.

 “Let’s just a hope and pray for a good performance for Gerard,” said his trainer-coach Jason Sauco.

The sports climbers will be grappling with a 12-meter (39.37-foot) wall during the four-day competition.

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