by Francis Pabiania | News Writer
Senior High School student Nicole Marie Tagle was awarded the Young Heroes Award in archery by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). She was one of 50 young athletes who received the award during the 1st Phoenix Siklab Youth Sports Awards in Manila last June 27.
The awardees were honored for their remarkable standings in both local and international tournaments.
Tagle qualified for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this October, after placing ninth in the 2017 World Archery Youth Championship.
“The people I met on the field and the people around me all have a certain impact on my life. They tell me their life stories to prepare me for what’s coming ahead and others who’ve successfully gone through it before us and are willing to give tips and advice” she said.
Sixteen-year-old Tagle will also compete in the 3rd Asia Cup in Taiwan and 2018 ASIAN Games in Indonesia, and she is hoping to be part of Qualifying Tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics set next year.
She said that more than four years training helped her achieve her goals. Her coaches and parents push her out of breaks to retain her strength and endurance.
“Joining tournaments also gives me experience, which I consider as a vital part of excelling in one’s sport or in other aspects of life– with ‘discipline, determination and dedication’ as shared by coach Jennifer Chan,” Tagle added.
Meanwhile, Phoebe Nicole Amistoso also won an award for Archery with the Philippine Sports Commission Childrens Games for Peace.
Amistoso, who earned five gold medals in 2018 Palarong Pambansa, was awarded with nine others who excelled at the Batang Pinoy and Palaro Pambansa games.