Jack Animam returns to support Gilas Women in Cambodia SEA Games
MANILA, Philippines—Jack Danielle Animam will lead the Gilas Pilipinas Women’s team for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia.
animation is back to help the Philippines reassert its dominance in the sport on the women’s side with coach Pat Aquino, architect of the longest winning streak in UAAP women’s basketball history, once again. lead.
Animam missed the Hanoi SEA Games last year after sustaining an ACL injury in his left knee. She had surgery in January 2022.
Joining Aminam in the pool released by Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Saturday are familiar names from UAAP Season 85 MVP Finals MVP Kristine Cayabyab, Afril Bernardino, Mikka Cacho, Clare Castro, France Mae Cabinbin, Ana Alicia Katrina Castillo, Camille Izabel Clarin, Monique Allison Del Carmen, Ella Patrice Fajardo, Katrina Guytingco, Marizze Andrea Tongco, Janine Pontejos, Angelica Marie Surada, Mai Loni Lashae’ Henson and Karl Ann Pingol.
In addition, on the list that has been submitted to the Philippine Olympic Committee are Aurea Day Marie Gingras, Kristan Geyl Yumul, Kennan Elizabeth Ka, Katelyn Bobadilla, Sofia Isabella Roman and Jhazmin Joson, Stefanie Ann Berberabe, Quinn Kacey Dela Rosa and Louna Ozar.
Gilas women are shot for a third consecutive title in a biennial meeting after winning a gold medal in 2019 during the Philippines’ hosting of the SEA Games.
Aquino and the rest of his girls repeated last year in Vietnam to face each other on the podium in the same year.The men’s team ended its reign.
Three peat plates will put the Philippines within reach of second-placed Thailand with five gold medals behind longtime champion Malaysia, leading with 13 golds in women’s volleyball.
Mr. Aquino and the coaching staff will have a month to decide on the final squad before flying to Phnom Penh this May.
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