Originally we have 7 athletes who will be participating in the 2012 London London Olympics but since it is mandatory to send 11 athletes, we are bound to send a total of 11 Filipino Athletes to the 2012 London Olympics. And, last June 22, 2012, Powerade, as the official sports drink of the 2012 London Olympics sponsored a send-off event for the 11-Man Philippine Olympic Contingent at the Marikina Sports Complex. Powerade supports our Filipino Athletes all the way, in their search for that very elusive first Olympic Gold Medal.
In the send off event, Miss TJ Sonza, the Brand Manager of Powerade here in the Philippines talked about how Powerade Ion 4 can help the Filipino Athletes. She first highlighted the important components of Powerade, the 4 Ions, namely, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium. She said that the Filipino Athletes will be playing against the best of the best athletes all over the world and that the Olympics has a very high level of competition. That's where Powerade Ion 4 comes into play. By drinking Powerade Ion 4, that has 4 Ions, they will be in their tip top shape and they will have better chances of being victorious in their games. It will help the athletes get properly and holistically hydrated.
Aside from that, she also shared to us that Powerade Philippines has an on going online activities that are designed to help and motivate our athletes in their quest for the first ever gold medal of the Philippines in the Olympics. You can participate in the activities by doing one of the things suggested below, that's according to Miss TJ. She said:
1. "If you visit the Powerade Facebook page, you can go to the run for gold tab and there you can submit a video of yourself running so that you can participate in the virtual olympic marathon. For every video, the brand (Powerade) will pledge P100 to a fund with a goal to raise P1million pesos for the first Filipino Olympic gold medalist."
2. "Another way you can participate is through our Powerade Olympic mosaic activation where you can go to our Facebook page and type in your support to our athletes,” “We’re also here because we’re supporting Team Philippines in their quest to achieve the first Philippine Olympic gold medal.”
So what are you waiting for, go now to Powerade's Facebook Page and Say Good-luck to the 11 Filipino Athletes. They will fly to London this coming July, so hurry up and bid them good-luck. If you still don't know them, you can check out the picture and the list below.
The tallest man who's wearing eye glasses is Mr. Brian Rosario. He will participate in the Skeet Shooting. Right beside him is Miss. Hidilyn Diaz. She will participate in the Women's weight lifting. Beside her is Mr. Rene Herrera. He will participate in the 5,000 meter run. Beside him, in the middle, is Miss Jasmine Alkhaldi. She is our representative in the 100 meter Free Style Swimming. Beside her is Miss TJ. Right beside Miss TJ is Mr. Jessie Khing Lacuna. He will participate in the 200 Meter Free Style Swimming. Then, right beside him is Miss Marestella Torres. She will participate in the Women's Long Jump. Other athletes who are not in the picture above are Mr. Anthony Barriga, Daniel Caluag, and Tomohiko Yoshina.