10 Pinoy SEA Games head-turners who can be your new 'fitspirations'

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 24, 2017 12:17 PM
10 Pinoy SEAG head-turners who can be your new fitspirations
Here are 10 of Team PHI's finest bets in Kuala Lumpur who can inspire anyone to want to be their best self.

Being a professional athlete is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. It takes a lifetime of tedious training to hone both skill and endurance to compete at the highest level.

No doubt, being an athlete takes a toll on your body, but alongside the pain is the product of the years and years of hard work that doesn't need any prodding to gain attention.

That rings especially true for our Filipino bets in the 29th Southeast Asian Games, who've sparked awe with their skills and turned heads with their peak physical fitness.

Here are 10 of Team PHI's finest bets in Kuala Lumpur who can inspire anyone to want to be their best self.


Nikko Huelgas - Triathlon

The budding face of Philippine triathlon has more than just comely features. After taking home his second straight SEA Games gold in the gruelling event, the sky's the limit for Nikko, who'll have a packed schedule heading into the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines, and, hopefully, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


If there's no struggle, there's no progress. #postgym

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Kim Mangrobang - Triathlon 

Kim Mangrobang outpaced compatriot Claire Adorna  this year, after coming in second behind her Ate in 2015, which is a testament to her undying passion to improve. Through all the hard work she has to put out, though, she still manages to flash her wide-eyed smile every once in a while.


So happy to be part of this family #nikeph ✔️❤️

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Pauline Lopez - Taekwondo

The taekwondo prodigy is now fighting for Ateneo in the UAAP, and is starting to strut her stuff in the SEA Games after a round of other international competitions that served as preparation for the regional bienniel meet.

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Michael Christian Martinez - Ice Skating 

Michael Martinez has come a long way from the lanky upstart who inspired awe in the 2014 Sochi Winter as the first skater to hail from Southeast Asia. Now, a more muscular Michael is combining his strength and grace on the ice to bring glory to the country.



Be happy and keep moving forward! 👊🔥 - 📸 @alex_ordazzzz #mcmartinez #mm

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John Vic de Guzman - Volleyball

One of the most decorated male volleyball players in the country today, John Vic De Guzman is also a man of many hats. Aside from being an accomplished actor, he's also the captain of the Philippine men's national volleyball team who braved the competition in Kuala Lumpur.


Jovelyn Gonzaga - Volleyball

Jovelyn Gonzaga  hopes to carry her explosive exploits with the Philippine women's volleyball team from the 19th Asian Women's Volleyball Championship, all the way to the Southeast Asian Games. After showing that she can indeed deliver, Jovelyn is no doubt, a volleybelle to look up to.


It's good to be back..

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Kobe Paras - Basketball

Even before the SEA Games, Kobe Paras was already repping the Philippines in another land. Son of PBA legend Benjie, Kobe shares his dad's height and charisma. Being one of the great hopes to finally achieve the Pinoy NBA dream is something to behold to as well, and his legion of fans agrees.


Katharina Lenhert - Tennis

The Filipina-German netter has long been a staple Philippine contingent in international tournaments since 2013. By showing pride in her Filipino roots, Katharina is indeed a heroine that more people need to know.


Kyra Dimaandal - Football


HelLU ✌🏻

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Aside from being the current Best Striker in UAAP women's football, Kyra Dimaandal is also one of the key cogs in the Filipina booters' system. Despite her packed schedule, her carefree personality shines through, on the pitch, or on her travels. 


John Marvin - Boxing 

The 6'1" Filipino-British boxer bagged the gold medal in the light-heavyweight division. His chiseled physique can be attributed to his time as a pug for the British Army, and he's putting it to good use in representing the country in his quest for gold.

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