Palarong Pambansa 2012: Inspiring Story from Leyte Gymnast Julie Anne Borneo
Posted by: | on May 10, 2012
This is my first time to be at the Palarong Pambansa and on the first night Special Education Philippines arrived at Dagupan I heard of a story that inspired me. Since one of my purpose to go to the Palaro2012 is to look for inspiring stories from our own Palarong Pambansa players, I kept on thinking if I will ever have a chance to meet these wonderful persons and hear from their own lips the stories that brought them to the Palarong Pambansa 2012.
The inspiring story I’ve heard is how a young gymnast earned her way to be her city’s representative to be part of the country’s national athletes. These gymnasts practice every day with their coach who trains them every afternoon after he comes from his day job. However, this coach do not have the usual work most coaches do. Do you want to know more about them?
People's Stadium at Bingmaley Pangasinan for Palarong Pambansa 2012 Gymnastics
The day I learned that I am finally going to interview this little girl is the same way I went to the Marcela beach. As I looked at the horizon I kept on thinking what will I ask her? I dont want it to be too long although I really want to know her full story but I dont want her to be distracted from her game. I don’t want it to be too short and miss an opportunity.
After swimming and watching the Philippine baseball team play, the ball hitting the bat struck an idea in my head. The horizon signifies the future. The ball striking the bat is the present. And the past which is a dream to be an athlete that never became a reality. Yes, my questions will revolve on three things: past, present and future.
Past: Paano ka naman nahilig or napasok ang sports na gymnastics?
(What made you like or enter gymnastics as a sport?)
Watch out tomorrow for Special Education Philippines’ questions about Leyte’s beloved gymnast Julie Ann’s present and future.