PH kiteboarding ace Tio clinches lone Youth Olympic Games berth

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 16-year-old Tio, who hails from Boracay Island, topped Haoran Zhang of China and local bet Sarun Rupchorn. Tio tallied 26 points after 20 elimination rounds while Zhang scored 34 and Rupchorn finished with 41.Tio, who is coming off a victorious stint in the Boracay leg of the Philippine Kiteboarding Tour just last month, gained steam in the last two days of competition while Rupchorn wavered.READ: Tio, Kappel top Boracay leg“We’re all delighted with how our team fared in the YOG elims. This has been a triumphant moment for all of us Filipinos. Getting a slot in the YOG was no easy task and now that we’re in, this may be our chance of winning our first-ever gold in the YOG,” said PKA president and team manager Jay Ortiz.Meanwhile, Chinese Jingle Chen took the only YOG spot in the girls’ side, scoring 16 points to best compatriot Kewen Li (32) and Thai Nicharan Rodthong (43.3).ADVERTISEMENT FSU comeback and payback as Seminoles oust top-seeded Xavier Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Christian Tio holds the Philippine flag as he receives his trophy after topping the Kitesurfing Youth Olympic Qualifiers Asia/Oceania in Thailand and earning the lone Asian berth in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOChristian Tio earned the lone Youth Olympic Games spot after ruling the Iconic Kitesurfing Youth Olympic Asia/Oceania Qualifiers Sunday in Pranburi, Thailand.Tio, one of the Philippines’ fast-rising stars in kiteboarding, overcame stiff competition that gathered the best 15 to 18-year-old kiteboarders in the continent during the five-day event.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew READ: Beach winds, challenges fuel dreams of Boracay kiteboarder“It’s been a tough week,” said Tio. “It’s been a goal to get to the Olympics and we’ve been waiting for kiting to get into the Games for sometime, so it feels pretty good to qualify and have the honor of representing my country.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Now I’m it, I’ll do my best to win it,” added Tio, son of pro kiteboarders Chris Mohn and Liezl Tio.The Youth Olympic Games will be staged in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October. MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Kuru Kururu residents forced to fix access roads

first_imgThe residents of Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway are now forced to fix their main access roads after Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan reportedly told them his hands were tied until the next budget.The upgrade works to the village’s main roads began about one week ago by public-spirited citizens of the village’s Business Association.Kuru Kururu Small Business Association Vice President William Ramlall told Guyana Times on Saturday, “This is our second intervention on the road. It started a week ago where we did some work and today we concluded the second part of it. We dealt with the most deplorable parts of the road.”The members of the Kuru Kururu Small Business Association, he said, are burdened to see the roads become developed, especially since they have big plans for their Business Expo in August.He added that the project has made a grave difference for not only drivers but also pedestrians in the area. According to him, the organisation pulled off a barbecue to raise funds for the initiative and was able to solicit most of the materials from villagers and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation.The work, he said, was all volunteer-based, except for the work done by the machine operators since they were paid from the monies raised.The main roads in the village were previously lined with potholes deep enough to severely damage vehicles. Several drivers have been using their initiative to make use of alternative passageways, meanwhile the bus drivers who are required to use this route have been complaining bitterly.A member of the Community Development Council (CDC) said the Communities Ministry met with the team and they were made to understand that the village would likely have to wait until next year when provisions would be made for rehabilitative road works in the 2019 Budget.last_img read more