SEA Games stars at Sports on Air

April 22, 2022 Robert Andaya 175 views

THE coming 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi will be the main topic of discussions in the 17th “Sports On Air” vodcast on Saturday, April 23.

Rio Olympian and SEA Games marathon gold medalist Mary Joy Tabal, long jump champion Khay Santos and rising golf star Rianne Mikhaela Malixi will be the special guests in the weekly program starting at 10:30 a.m.

Tabal, who captured the gold in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur and silver in 2015 Singapore and 2019 Manila will share her thoughts on the Filipinos chances in the multi-event competition.

The 32-year-old Tabal, who earned the distinction as the first Filipino marathoner to compete in the Olympics, is skipping this year’s event after announcing her pregnancy.

Santos will talk about her latest triumph in the 2022 Singapore Open track and field championships and her chsnces in the coming SEA Games in Vietnam.

Malixi will share her plans in the new year, including the coming SEA Games and her inclusion as one of only nine Filipino athletes who have been granted Olympic Solidarity scholarships by the International Olympic Committee.

This will be the 17th episode of “Sports on Air Weekly”, the hottest sports program managed by veteran sports journalists Ed Andaya of People’s Tonight, Ernest Leo Hernandez of SOA, Gerard Arce, Ivan Saldajeno of Philippine News Agency, Gab Ferreras of Sports Corner. PH, Jean Malanum of Manila Times and Danny Simon of Police Files 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, Philippne Judo Federation secretary-general David Carter and Samahang Kickboxing ng Pilipinas secretary-general Wharton Chan last Feb. 25; and 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; and 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; and national cycling coach Ednalyn Huelda, shooting coach Ronald Hejastro and duathlon organizer Cho delos Santos last April 9.