Nicole Marie Tagle received her silver medal during the 29th Southeast Asian Games women’s individual archery competition held in Synthetic Turf Field, Kuala Lumpur Sports City in Malaysia. The 15 years old archer is a native of Dumaguete City.
Despite garnering the silver medal, Tagle said that it was more than she had expected and that she was proud of reaching her goals. Tagle was also proud that she has set foot during the SEAG games. This is the first SEAG competition the 15 years old archer has competed.
“I have exceeded my expectations. Being here sa SEA Games po, it’s been a blessing. It’s been such an experience for me. For me, winner na talaga ako if I stepped foot here sa SEA Games,” Tagle said.
Tagle also said that archery was not her main sport. She just got drawn to it by pop icons from movies like Katniss Everdeen (from Hunger Games series) and Merida (from Brave). Never the less, Tagle has shown great dedication in the sport she now finds more than a cool fad.
29th Southeast Asian Games
The opening ceremony of the 29th SEAG was held last August 19, Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 2017 Southeast Asian Games marks a remarkable sportsmanship to and unity to the region of Asia with the motto: Rising Together.
The Philippine archery coach for the SEAG, Clint Sayo, said that the team will definitely make a comeback the following games.
“It already boosted the morale of our team that we started with a very good performance, achieving the silver medal.”