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SEAGAMES 2019

Phl bowlers show unity

All of us in the team helped in putting the gravel sand all over the area.

Joel Orellana

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CAPAS CITY — The world-famous Filipino trait of bayanihan worked wonders for the sport lawn bowl in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games here.

With six weeks left before the biennial meet, members of the lawn bowl teams had to juggle practice and helping the contractor picked by the organizing committee to be the venue of the event for the biennial meet.

Triples women team captain Ainie Knight sad they didn’t have the choice but to assist the contractor of the venue so that it will be available on time.

“Although we have a contractor and credit to them but we had to help them because we only have six weeks to prepare the venue,” said Knight, whose team settled for silver in the triples women after losing to Singapore, 13-16, yesterday.

“We didn’t have a choice. Ideally, the surface should be super smooth unlike this, which had edges. But we accomplished it even if our bodies were very tired and scarified our time with our families,” she added.

Lawn bowls was one of the spots that was nearly scrapped by the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee due to availability of venue.

Clark Global was supposed to be the venue of the six-day meet but it pulled out last minute while Malabon Property Landholdings Inc., owner of the Angeles Sports Club, demanded P11.3 million for the use of its property that the Phisgoc did not bite.

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