by romeo braceros
Two Davaoeño cyclists who helped in the collection of six gold medals, five silvers and four bronzes in the Batang Pinoy nationals in Tagum City last year could miss the Batang Pinoy 2017 National Championships on July 9 to 15 in Oroquieta City in Misamis Occidental.
Richard Handumon Jr. and Myra Acedo could miss this year’s Batang Pinoy since the sports event is only for athletes 15 years old and below.
It was learned that Handumon is already 16 while Acedo was 15 when they competed in last year’s Batang Pinoy.
To compensate for the possible departure of the two bemedalled cyclists, PhilCycling deputy secre-tary-general for Mindanao Salvador Paholio Jr. is holding the Summerfest 2017 Criterium Cycling Race on May 28 at the Crocodile Park to serve as eliminations for the Batang Pinoy qualifying leg.
In this year’s Batang Pinoy competition the city is set to send 200 athletes in various sporting events.
Guesting before the weekly Davao Sportswri-ters Association (DSA) Forum at The Annex of SM City Davao, City Mayor’s Office (SDD-CMO) offi-cer-in-charge Mikey Apor-tadera they are now pre-paring the documents for the athletes selected to represent the city in the prestigious sports tourna-ment.