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Obstacle sports, floorball at Sports On Air

June 9, 2022 Robert Andaya 220 views

TWO sports which made headlines in recent weeks — obstacle sports and floorball — will be the topics of discussions in the 24th “Sports On Air” program on Friday, June 10.

Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation president Atty. Alberto Agra and Philippine Floorball Association president Ralph Ramos will talk about the latest news in their respective sports starting at 10:30 a.m.

Agra will discuss the Guinness World Record set by Filipinos Mark Julius Rodelas and Kaizen dela Serna in the 100-meter male and female obstacle course racing held at the Arcovia City course in Pasig last April.

American World Guinness Book of Records adjudicator Justin Patterson certified the new record.

Atty. Agra will also talk about the POSF partnership with the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) in hosting the coming Inter-School Ninja Box Challenge, and the introduction of obstacle sports as a demonstration sport in the 2022 Palarong Pambansa.

Ramos, on the other hand, will announce plans for the Philippine men’s team which qualified for the World Floorball Championships in Zurich, Switzerland in November.

The Philippines earned the right to represent Asia-Oceania in the Worlds, along with Thailand, Australia and Singapore.

This will be the 24th episode of “Sports On Air”, the newest and hottest sports program dedicated to promoting Filipino heroes in the wonderful world of sports.

Last month, Sports On Air featured medalists in the recent 31st Southeast Asian Games held in Vietnam.

Past “Sports on Air” guests were Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Willie Marcial and Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas president Monico Puentevella last Jan. 14; Games and Amusements Board (GAB) chairman Baham Mitra and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) chairman Steve Hontiveros last Jan. 21; Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) commissioner and SEA Games chef de mission Ramon Fernandez last Jan. 28;

Philippine Racing Commission (PHILRACOM) Chairman Reli de Leon and PBA coaches Ariel Vanguardia of Blackwater, Chris Gavina of Rain or Shine and Rensy Bajar of NorthPort last Feb. 4; Pilipinas Super League officials Ricky Chan, Ray Alao and Marc Pingris last Feb. 11; former POC president Cristy Ramos last Feb. 12; Boxing champion Vincent Astrolabio and coach Nonoy Neri last Feb. 17; Wrestling Association of the Philippines president Alvin Aguilar and Kurash Sports Federation head Rolan Llamas last Feb. 18; and Wushu Federation president Freddie Jalasco, PhilippIne Judo Federation secretary-general David Carter and Samahang Kickboxing ng Pilipinas secretary-general Wharton Chan last Feb. 25;

Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) president Ed Picson, archery coach Clint Sayo and Philippine ESports Organization secretary general Joebert Yu last March 4; PSC commissioner Celia Kiram last March 11; boxing champion Narj Guro, muaythai hero Philip Delarmino and triathlon winner Claire Adorna last March 18; four-time world bowling champion Bong Coo last March 19; and Karen Tanchanco- Caballero of Pilipinas Sepaktakraw Federation and Pearl Managuelod of Muaythai Association of the Philippines last March 25;

Pilipinas Super League team owners last April 2; national cycling coach Ednalyn Huelda, shooting coach Ronald Hejastro and duathlon organizer Cho delos Santos last April 9; SEA Games marathon gold medalist Mary Joy Tabal, long jump champion Khay Santos and rising golf star Rianne Mikhaela Malixi last April 23; and PSL champion Davao Occidental Tigers last April 30;
Philippine Sports Federation of the Deaf president Lester Lagos and World Taekwondo Poomsae champions Ernesto Guzman, Jr., and Ian Matthew Corton last May 7; Letran coach Bonnie Tan last May 14; SEA Games medalists Mary Francine Padios (pencak silat), Mac Valdez (beach handball) and Al Llamas (kurash) on May 21; and Vanessa Sarno (fencing), Samantha Kyle Catantan (basketball) and GM Darwin Laylo (chess) last May 28.

And PBA Commissioner Marcial on June 3.

The weekly sports program is managed by Ed Andaya of People’s Tonight, Ernest Hernandez of Sports On Air, Gerard Arce of Abante, Ivan Saldajeno of PNA, Gab Ferreras of Sports Corner. PH, Jean Malanum of Manila Times and Danny Simon of Police Files.

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