Olympic Games Weightlifter Elreen Ando Receives PPA 300,000 Government Support
Joey Villar (Philstar.com) – June 16, 2021 – 1:46 p.m.
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has awarded weightlifter Elreen Ando, a weightlifter destined for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, additional aid worth approximately P300,000 for the help train in Cebu.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa PSC sa tulong, malaking training po ito sa training ko dito sa Cebu,” said Ando, who received a continental quota from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) less than a year ago. week.
The aid covers the training uniform, vitamins, food, equipment and her additional allowance in addition to what she received monthly as an allowance for members of the national team.
PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez said Atty, president of the University of Cebu. Augusto Go has already made a commitment to provide assistance in terms of accommodation and accommodation and the use of its training facilities.
“We’ve told her (Ando) if she needs anything, tell us and we’ll act quickly,” Fernandez said.
The basketball legend also said he also sent help to 21 other local weightlifters, including Vanessa Sarno and Kristel Macrohon, who won a gold and a bronze medal at the Asian Championship in Tashkent, in Uzbekistan, last April.
Ando, 22, is the second weightlifter of the Philippine team to compete in the quadrennial event in July, the other being Rio 2016 Games silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz.
Pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Caloy Yulo, boxers Eumir Marcial, Irish Magno, Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam, rower Cris Nievarez, jin Kurt Barbosa and skater Margie Didal will also travel to Tokyo.