Saso, Pagdanganan formally ebook Tokyo Olympics slots

Saso, Pagdanganan officially book Tokyo Olympics slots

Yuka Saso (L) of the Philippines bites her gold medal as Bianca Pagdanganan (R) of the Philippines bites her bronze medal on the awards ceremony for the ladies’s particular person golf occasion on the 2018 Asian Video games in Jakarta on August 26, 2018. (Picture by PETER PARKS / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — As anticipated, Filipino golfers Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan formally certified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

Saso and Pagdanganan’s inclusion has pushed the Philippine Olympic contingent to 17 athletes.

The 2 secured slots within the Video games after inserting inside the highest 60 of the Olympic Golf Rating. Saso is at No. 9 after profitable the US Girls’s Open title earlier this month whereas Pagdanganan, who has additionally turned heads in her rookie yr at LPGA, is at No. 42.

The Philippines now has three golfers competing in Tokyo with Pagdanganan and Saso becoming a member of Juvic Pagunsan.
Saso, who simply turned 20 final June 20, is among the many nation’s sturdy bets to ship a breakthrough Olympic gold.

Subsequent month’s Video games is taken into account because the nation’s greatest probability of profitable its first gold medal with the Philippine delegation deemed one of many deepest in latest reminiscence.

Aside from Saso, headlining the Philippines’ marketing campaign in Tokyo are Rio weightlifting silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, world champion gymnast Carlos Yulo, rising pole vaulter EJ Obiena and middleweight contender Eumir Marcial.

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