TOPS to discuss Tokyo Olympics

June 23, 2021 Robert Andaya 379 views

IT WILL be another busy Thursday as the Tabloids OrganIzation in Philippine Sports (TOPS) takes another look at the coming Tokyo Oympics with Philippine Judo Federation president David Carter, Skateboarding and Rollerskates Sports Association of the Philippines head Carl Sambrano and National Golf Association of the Philippines secretary-general Bones Floro in attendance.

Carter will talk about the chances of Fil-Japanese judoka Kiyomi Watanabe to make it to the Tokyo Olympics, while Sambrano will discuss the chances of skateboard champion Margielyn Didal.

Bones will give an update on the preparations of newly-crowned US Open champion Yuka Saso, Asian Games winner Bianca Pagdanganan and Juvic Pagunsan, who are also expected to see action in the Olympics.

Also attending tbe two-part public service program sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and Games and Amusements Board (GAB) are Tokyo Paralympics campaigner Ernie Gawilan and esports charity volleyball advocates Thea Canosa and Onin de la Paz.

Last Monday, Gawilan formalized his entry in the Tokyo Paralympics after seeing action in the World Para Swimming World Series in Berlin, Germany.

Gawilan booked his ticket to Tokyo bt also bagging the bronze medal in the men’s 400m freestyle with a time of 5:03.74.

Canosa and De la Paz wil announce the staging of the online charity MLBB volleyball tournament on June 26.

TOPS president Ed Andaya of People’s Tonight is inviting all officers and members and friends in the sports community to join the weekly public service program.

This is the 25th session for the year by TOPS, which is composed of editors, columnists, reporters and photographers of the country’s leading national tabloids and friends from different social media groups.

The session is also being livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Veteran sportscaster Ernest Leo Hernandez is the moderator.