cdn mobile

Cebuana gymnast aims to emulate SEA Games gold medalist

By: Glendale G. Rosal - CDN Digital Correspondent | July 11,2024 - 06:30 AM

Cebuana gymnast aims to emulate SEA Games gold medalist. In photo is Georgina Shanelle Villaruel (middle) is flanked by UC Webmasters athletic director Jessica Honoridez (left) and her coach Darlene Dela Pisa (right). | Contributed photo

Georgina Shanelle Villaruel (middle) is flanked by UC Webmasters athletic director Jessica Honoridez (left) and her coach Darlene Dela Pisa (right). | Contributed photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Gymnastics is considered one of the most graceful and medal-rich sports events featured in Palarong Pambansa, and the host Central Visayas (Region 7) won’t have a shortage of contenders in this competition.

As the highly anticipated rhythmic gymnastics gets underway tomorrow at the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Lahug Campus, all eyes are on Central Visayas’ gymnastic prospect, Georgina Shanelle Villaruel of the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters.

At just 14 years old, Villaruel has already set her sights on following in the footsteps of her idol, Daniela Reggie Dela Pisa, the decorated Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) gold medalist and former Palarong Pambansa standout.

Cebuana gymnast aims to emulate SEA Games gold medalist

The PALARONG PAMBANSA 2024: A CDN DIGITAL SPECIAL ONLINE COVERAGE is in partnership with: 

 

“I idolize Daniela Reggie Dela Pisa from the Philippines National Team because she has won many competitions and I admire her moves and skills,” said Villaruel, who will start grade 9 in the coming school year.

Under the guidance of renowned gymnastics coach Darlene Dela Pisa, Daniela’s mother, Villaruel has honed her skills tirelessly.

Villaruel’s potential was evident in her impressive performance at the recent Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA), where she clinched a total of six medals.

She bagged two golds, a silver, and three bronzes.

Despite the upcoming competition in her hometown, Villaruel anticipates fierce opposition but remains resolute in her ambitions.

“I train every day to improve my skills, but I still expect tough competition, especially to win a medal. I see myself reaching the finals, but I know it will be challenging to win many medals because of the sheer number of competitors,” she explained.

Despite the odds, her dream of becoming an international-level gymnast fuels her determination to overcome adversities in the Palarong Pambansa.

“I want to become a champion, but that will only be possible if I train harder every day and practice my moves and skills consistently,” Villaruel concluded.

RELATED STORIES

Karl Eldrew Yulo wins another all-around gold in Palarong Pambansa gymnastics

Palarong Pambansa 2024 list of venues

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

The PALARONG PAMBANSA 2024: A CDN DIGITAL SPECIAL ONLINE COVERAGE is in partnership with:

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: gymnastics, Palarong Pambansa 2024

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.