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Igorot lady fighter Jenelyn Olsim among PH athletes eyeing gold medal in 2019 SEA Games

Cordillera - Igorot Muay Thai fighter Jenelyn Olsim together with several Filipino athletes will be part of the Philippine Muay Thai team that are set to showcase their skills and expect to win gold medals on the upcoming 2019 Southeast Asian Games slated from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. 
Muay Association of the Philippines (MAP) national coach Preciosa Delarmino said they have high chance of winning the gold and they are already preparing the team for the upcoming event. 

"The MAP is already preparing for the upcoming SEA Games where there are 11 Muay events, Delarmino said during a sport segment hosted by the Tabloid Organization in the Philippines (TOP) at the National Press Club in Intramuros, Manila.

"We have a chance of winning the gold in more than half of the events, especially the women events," she added.

Delarmino was referring to women athletes Rudza Abubakar of Zamboanga in the 45-kg and Jenelyn Olsim of Baguio in the 54-kg division in the combat event. 
She also noted that the tandem of Mariah Trenyce Co and Rusha Mae Tarrate of Baguio is also favored to bag the gold in the wai kru (Thai boxing) event according to Philippine News Agency.

Jenelyn Olsim is a Baguio-based Muay thai fighter. She represented the Philippines in ONE Warrior Series where she, her sibling Jerry and Lito Adiwang came out victorious in Singapore last year. 

Philippines will host this year's Southeast Asian Games to be held at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.

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