POC and Bambol extend medical aid to follow the great Lydia de Vega

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) on Friday announced a cash bonus of 5 million pesos for World Games karate gold medalist Junna Tsukii and expressed shock and sadness at the fight against breast cancer. former Asian sprint queen Lydia de Vega.

De Vega is currently confined to Makati Medical Center due to stage 4 breast cancer, a condition diagnosed in 2018 but kept under wraps when she joined fellow sporting greats wearing the country’s colors at the opening ceremony. from 30e 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Manila.

“The news saddens me and the POC, our very own Lydia de Vega, our great sportswoman, a Filipino treasure,” Tolentino said. “We in the POC family, my family, hope and pray that she wins this fight the same way she won those big races in her prime.”

The POC board approved medical assistance of P100,000 for De Vega, with Tolentino adding another personal contribution of P100,000 for the sports heroine’s hospital needs.

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Tsukii’s gold, the only medal won by a team of 10 athletes from the Philippines at the World Games which ended this weekend in Birmingham, Alabama, was worth 5 million pesos under the POC’s policy on cash bonuses for athletes winning medals abroad.

“The POC recognizes Junna’s party with honor, it was not the Olympics, but the World Games are such a tough competition,” Tolentino said.

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The Philippines now have two World Games gold medals, with Carlo Biado winning the first in men’s 9-ball pool at the 2017 edition in Wroclaw, Poland.

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