LOOK: Japoy Lizardo with 'Phenom idol' Alyssa Valdez in Asiad
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 18, 2018 06:27 PM
Two new-age Pinoy sporting legends are in Jakarta, Indonesia ready to fight for pride. (Photo from Japoy Lizardo via Twitter @japoy_lizardo)
Philippine taekwondo legend and current national team head coach Japoy Lizardo met volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez in the Athletes' Village in Jakarta, Indonesia and offered his support.
The multi-titled jin referred to the three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player as 'Phenom idol', and wished her and the rest of the Filipino athletes at the 2018 Asian Games good luck.
Valdez responded with a rallying cry for her fellow athletes as well.
Laban Pilipinas 👊🏻 https://t.co/fLVRgj1gmK— Alyssa Valdez (@AlyssaValdez2) August 18, 2018
The Philippine national women's volleyball squad will open their Pool A campaign against powerhouse Thailand on August 19 at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex.
Meanwhile, the Lizardo-mentored Pinoy jins will see action from August 19 to 23 at the Jakarta Convention Center Plenary Hall.