TACLOBAN CITY – Young athlete Karen Janario is to be sent to the United States for further training and make her more competitive.
This was revealed by Leyte provincial administrator Vincent Emnas who said that the training to Janario, a sprinter, was due to her excellent performance during the recently-held Batang Pinoy in Bacolod City.
It would be the Philippine Sports Commission(PSC) that will send the young athlete to the United States for training under the tutelage of famed trainer Ryan Flaherty, who trained the country’s athletes who joined in various international competitions like the Asian and ASEAN Games.
During last year’s Batang Pinoy competition, the 14-year old Janario won five gold medals in the 200 meters;4×400 meter relay;110 meter hurdles;100 meter and 4×100 meter relay.
Janario, who is from Barangay Libertad, Palo, Leyte, is currently enrolled as a second year student at the Leyte Sports Academy, an academic-cum-sports training school founded by former governor and now Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla.
No date has been set for Janario’s US travel and training, said LSA administrator Ruben Tamayo.
“This is a good opportunity for her,” Emnas said.
Although the provincial government has no announcement yet if what assistance they could give her, they are fully supportive to this plan of the PSC, Emnas said.
Her training in the US, the administrator said, could further enhance her capability as an athlete that will not just bring glory to the province but to the entire country as well once she competes in international sports events.
By: ROEL T. AMAZONA