National team head coach Rolando ‘Amat’ Canlas and rising star Sam Catantan talk about the preparations being done by the Philippine Fencing Association for the coming 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam in Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum online edition.
Canlas just arrived from Tashkent, Uzbekistan with members of the national squad where they came close to clinching a berth in the Tokyo Olympics following the bronze medal finish of Catantan in the women’s foil event of the Asia-Oceania Qualification Tournament.
With the qualifiers finally over, the Filipino fencers now focus their attention to the SEA Games (Nov. 21–Dec. 2) where they won two gold medals the last time it was held in the country two years ago.
Catantan, a member of the Penn State University fencing team, will join her coach in the session presented by San Miguel Corporation (SMC), MILO, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), straight from Pennsylvania where she is currently based.
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The weekly Forum is livestreamed via the PSA Facebook page fb.com/PhilippineSportswritersAssociation and also shared by Radyo Pilipinas 2 Facebook page.