MANILA, Philippines — Alexie Caimoso is able to introduce herself as a ‘limitless’ younger heptathlete within the thirty first Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.
After tallying a brand new lifetime report of 5,032 factors this 12 months — close to the 5,101 factors that reigning gold medalist Sarah Dequinan amassed, the 21–year-old is decided to make waves in her first SEA Games stint.
“I’m both excited and nervous at the same time. Excited because I always wanted to compete in the SEA Games and now that I’m given a chance to compete. I’m wanting to give 110 percent or more than that,” Caimoso informed Inquirer Sports. “I’m just really hoping that I could do good and perform good and probably bring on pride to our country.”
The Filipino-American displayed her vast-development in all seven heptathlon disciplines within the February trials held in Baguio City, the place she ran two minutes and 32.02 seconds within the 800-meter race, 25.85 seconds in 200m, and 15.16 seconds in 100m hurdles. She additionally posted 5.64m in lengthy leap and 1.68m excessive leap whereas throwing 37.36m in javelin and 10.23m in shot put.
But merely realizing her dream to compete in SEA Games isn’t sufficient for Caimoso who seeks to realize extra in her first-ever biennial meet subsequent week.
“It’s always been a childhood dream for me so I started at a young age and at the same time I always want to prove to myself that I could do more, I could do better. Not putting a limit whatever it is,” Caimoso stated. “Just be limitless and hopefully you get to where you wanted to be or far from that.”
The National University stalwart believes her idol and compatriot Dequinan and heptathletes from Vietnam and Malaysia stay as favorites within the occasion.
Even she upset the reigning gold medalist twice final December’s Philippine Open and within the nationwide trials for the Hanoi Games, Caimoso continues to be bringing the teachings she realized from Dequinan.
“I’m excited to compete with Ate Sarah. She’s one of the people that I look up to especially In the event that I’m playing. I have high respect for her and what she does,” she stated. “If we have competition on track, we see each other and we’re good, we talk. Somehow she tells me things that I can apply to myself during the competition like stay focused and be confident in yourself and in your training.”
Caimoso could also be not as skilled as the opposite competing heptathletes however she hopes her perseverance and dedication in her coaching with coach Sean Guevarra will repay.
“Even it’s tiring, exhausting and there are days you don’t have the motivation to do it. Just keep on showing up, doing it and follow the program. Coach is always there to train us. We just enjoy the process,” Caimoso stated. “The only thing I can assure is I try to give my best shot whatever will be the outcome. Hopefully it is gonna be a good one.”
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