DAGUPAN CITY – At least 59 Balon Dagupan athletes will be seeing actions in the 2018 Palarong Pambansa in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on April 15-21.
They are among the qualifiers in the 2018 Palarong Pambansa who will be representing Region 1 in its quest for gold medals against 17 other regions all over the country.
Commissioner Finnela T. Sim of the Dagupan City Sports Commission disclosed that nine coaches will also be joining the Balon Dagupan athletes who will be competing in 15 events.
Among these events are arnis, athletics, archery, badminton, basketball, 3-on-3, chess, gymnastics, aero gymnastics, pencak silat, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, wushu, and swimming.
Dagupan is the reigning Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) champion with swimming as the city’s winning weapon, including archery.
In the 2017 Palaro held in the province of Antique, four of the seven gold medals of R1AA were won by Dagupan athletes in swimming, archery and basketball 3×3. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/April 12, 2018)