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Last Saturday night, PSC chairman Butch Ramirez gathered the country’s elite athletes and national coaches in a fellowship get-together with the theme “Pagmamahal Sa Inang Bayan: Sports For Change” at the PhilSports Arena.

The atmosphere was festive and it looked like everyone had a good time. U of a softball scores What was inspiring was the presence of Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) president Mike Barredo and the country’s para-athletes who are now recognized by law as deserving of incentives and benefits for their achievements on the world stage.

Fantasy football cheat sheet ppr Somewhere in the crowd was national wheelchair basketball coach Vernon Perea who will be introduced to the PBA audience when the Canadian Embassy, the PBA and the PPC conduct a clinic and exhibition of the Paralympic sport during a PBA doubleheader in Manila in April.

I was honored to speak at the gathering and told the story of swimmer Joseph Schooling, the first Singaporean to win an Olympic gold medal. Indoor plant stores near me Schooling, 21, topped the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 50.39 seconds at the Rio Games last year and beat the American marvel Michael Phelps who tied with two others for second place with a clocking of 51.14. How to lay flagstone walkway From Schooling, I said we could learn the lessons of the three Ps – perseverance, patience and practice or preparation.

In 2008 when Schooling was 13 years old, he couldn’t believe his luck in getting a picture taken with his idol Phelps. Spring training 2016 tickets The next year, he enrolled in the US to focus on improving his stroke, style, stamina and time. Sprinkler world orem It took years of sacrifice and hard work before Schooling could become a legitimate contender for an Olympic medal. Football games online unblocked Like nearly all Filipino athletes, he went through the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, first winning two golds in 2011 then six in 2013 and nine in 2015. Pinch hitter unblocked In 2014, he collected a gold, silver and bronze at the Asian Games and in 2015, bagged a bronze at the FINA World Championships.

In 2012, Schooling qualified to compete at the London Olympics but didn’t advance beyond the heats in the 200-meter butterfly. Football scores 2016 Four years later, he moved down to 100 meters and hit paydirt. Arizona softball schedule Never in his wildest dreams would he have imagined someday beating Phelps in the pool eight years before while taking a photo with him.

But Schooling never lost sight of his goal. How to pitch an idea to a company He persevered, he was patient and he practiced for the chance to redeem himself in his second Olympics. Passing drills for volleyball He was confident in himself, he had the backing of his parents, his national association, his government and his countrymen. Basketball olympics 2012 Schooling wouldn’t let them down.

Schooling credited his achievement to sports science which happens to be the PSC’s priority. Landscaping ideas around patio Schooling said he wouldn’t have won the gold without his nutritionist, biomechanist and high-performance coach all of whom brought to bear the elements of sports science to propel him to an unprecedented level of excellence in Rio. Bwp bats The PSC has exactly the same thing in mind with the establishment of the Philippine Sports Institute. Ameristar fence With sports science, the PSC is convinced that the country’s elite athletes will be put on the right track to make waves in the international arena.

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz would be another example of an athlete who showed perseverance and patience and practiced hard to win the silver medal in Rio. Diy patio furniture It was her third Olympics and Diaz wasn’t fazed after winding up second to last in 2008 and didn’t even finish in 2012. Design garden Diaz dropped down from 58 kilograms in 2008 and 2012 to 53 in snatching the silver last year. Front yard landscaping plans It wasn’t just the strategic drop in weight that brought Diaz to the podium. Drip coffee vs espresso It was also her years of sacrifice, training and preparation. Indoor batting cages And let’s not forget, her fighting heart.

My advice to the athletes was broken down into six elements. Landscape design software free online First, don’t settle for second best in aiming high with lofty goals. Facebook logo vector Don’t be satisfied with a podium finish at the SEA Games to guarantee a PSC monthly allowance. Football games download for android Take it to the next level and reach for the stars. Backyard baseball 2003 Second, create the habit of working hard by putting out 100 percent at practice to carry over by performing 100 percent in competition. Garden flowers names Third, communicate and listen to your coaches. Landscape forms bike racks If you feel you’re being exploited by NSA officials, don’t be afraid to reach out to the PSC for guidance and redress. Natural fabrics list The key is opening lines of communication. Stardock fences serial number As an athlete, you have a voice and deserve to be heard because you shed the blood, sweat and tears on the field of competition, not the coaches, not the NSA officials.

Fourth, prioritize. Landscape photographers There will be pressure to fulfil athletic, educational, social and family obligations. Baseball teams near me An athlete can’t be set apart from society. Tee ball It’s critical for an athlete to prioritize what has to be done so focus isn’t compromised. Frances bean cobain singing Fifth, enjoy the moment as a national athlete because you are among the chosen few. Garden state parkway exits Make friends with competitors from other countries, learn from their experience and yours, become better persons by becoming better athletes. Pitch diameter formula And finally, compete with pride and perform for your country, your family, your friends, your fans and your future.

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