Wakeboarders get a shot at another medal
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 13, 2015 04:50 PM
"We will do our best and try to bring another medal to our country." --- Philippine wakeboard head JV Borromeo
SINGAPORE - Filipino wakeboarders will be bidding again for another medal after Mark Howard Griffith and Maiguel Jawn Selga qualilfied on Saturday for the combined team event of the 28th Singapore Southeast Asian Games wakeboard tournament at the Bedok Reservoir here.
Griffith, who won a bronze medal in the men’s individual wakeboard last Friday, finished third overall in the men’s semifinals with 65.11 points behind Thais Tatsanai Kuakoonrat and Padwat Jaemjan, who finished 1-2 with scores of 79.98 and 71.89 points, respectively.
Also a bronze medalist in the women’s individual contest, Selga scored 27.56 points to join Griffith in tomorrow’s finals, but the other Filipino entry, Angelou Linao, did not qualify after scoring 54.22 points.
Wakeboard head JV Borromeo explained that combined scores of the men’s and women’s competitors will decided the winner of the team event "so we are at a disadvantage since other countries have as many as three qualifiers in the finals.
"Still, we will do our best and try to bring another medal to our country," Borromeo said.