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Kayla Sanchez granted exemption by IOC, clears path to rep PH in Olympics


Kayla Sanchez has been granted a special exemption by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), waiving the standard three-year waiting period for switching federations.

This crucial decision opens the door for Sanchez to proudly represent the Philippines in the upcoming Paris Summer Olympics in 2024, pending qualification.

The approval of this exemption marks the final hurdle in Sanchez’s journey to don the Philippine colors at the prestigious global sporting event.

Last July, World Aquatics granted clearance for Sanchez to represent the Philippines, setting the stage for her allegiance switch.

Sanchez made her debut as part of the Philippine team during the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

Currently stationed in Greensboro, North Carolina, Sanchez is participating in the 2023 Toyota US Open Championships, a critical Olympic qualifier.

Under the banner of MVN 360 Performance Center, she is hoping to secure a spot for the Philippines in the swimming events at the Paris Summer Olympics.

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