Over the past few days, Team Pilipinas has been grinding it out in Indonesia for the 2018 Asian Games.
So far the Philippines has bagged a gold and seven bronzes in the continental meet. Three of those bronzes came from the Philippine Taekwondo Association — Dustin Mella, Jeordan Dominguez and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. (men’s poomsae), Juvenile Crisostomo, Rinna Babanto and Janna Oliva (women’s poomsae), and Pauline Lopez (Women’s -57kg) — while the sole gold came from Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas’ Hidilyn Diaz.
On the other hand, Gilas Pilipinas is currently preparing to face arch-rivals South Korea in the knockout quarterfinals of the basketball tournament — already an accomplishment for the hastily-formed squad.
With this, SMART extends its appreciation to the three federations for a job well done so far in the multi-sport event.
“Smart would like to recognize our athletes together with their respective National Associations for their performance,” said SMART Consumer Marketing Head Andrew Santos. “The gold and bronze medals that they will bring home is a reflection of their commitment which we as a company share with every Filipino.”
The addition of NBA pro Jordan Clarkson was pivotal for Gilas’ campaign. After bowing to the Chinese, Jordan’s performance will be significant against the Koreans this Monday. Moreover, SBP has kept its promise to send a formidable team to the Asian games.
“A significant amount of work and resources were needed to finally have Jordan in the roster. This is for all the Filipinos that continue to believe in Gilas. Together, let us cheer our team to victory and remind our fellow Filipinos that anything is possible,” shared SMART Communications Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan.
SMART has been supporting sports programs in the country. While we have won medals in Weightlifting and Taekwondo, the company recognizes the need to further help our athletes to reach the Olympic dream and prepare the athletes that are next in line for national duties.
“We vow to continue our support to our national teams. Our hope is to be alongside our athletes in their pursuit to represent our nation, to be with them in their journey towards excellence,” added Epok Quimpo, head of Smart Sports.
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