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Napoli Universiade veteran to supervise archery tryouts

Loren Chloe Balaoing
Napoli Universiade veteran Loren Chloe Balaoing of University of Baguio in action.

NAPOLI Universiade veteran Loren Chloe Balaoing, has been tasked by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) to supervise the qualifying tournament for the 31st Summer Universiade Games 2021 at the Baguio Archery Club.

Balaoing, who is also FESSAP representative in the Cordillera Region and FISU Ambassador for 2020 saw action in the 30th Summer Universiade held in Napoli, Italy in July 2019.

Recently, Balaoing graduated with a degree in Sanitary Engineering at the University of Baguio and was voted a member of the FESSAP Board of Trustees during an online meet held last Feb. 12.

..Athletes who are 18-25 years old and currently enrolled at a member university/ college of FESSAP are encouraged to participate in the try-outs on April 10, 2021.

Recent graduates who are within the age limit are also qualified to take part in the event.

The tryouts will be held at the athlete’s respective archery ranges.

The member university will be in charge of the target face that will be used during the tryouts.

Currently, the registered university members with the FESSAP in Cordillera Region are the University of Baguio, Benguet State University, and the University of Cordilleras.

The FESSAP will be selecting a maximum of 12 athletes (three athletes per event).

–Recurve men

–Recurve women

–Compound men

— Compound women

The tryout format is as follows:

70 meters for Recurve; 122 cm, one archer per target face

50 meters for Compound; 80 cm, one archer per target face.

In the event that less than, or exactly, three archers per category fulfilled their registration form on time, they will automatically be selected, and need not join the tryout.

The event is the 31st Summer Universiade in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China from August 18 to 29, 2021.

The following fees will be shouldered by the qualified athletes and their coaches:

1. Airfare

2. Participation fee- Euro €560 (Euro €70 per day x approximately 8 days)

3. FISU registration fee- €20

4. Philippines’ Travel tax/ Terminal fee.

5. The FESSAP will provide for the uniforms of the athletes and coaches.

The FESSAP Archery Club will come out with an online registration form starting March 1. (Graham Lim)