Olympic hopeful Jamie Lim will soon move out of home quarantine to train elsewhere with her teammates.
She will be training at the Philsports Complex in Pasig once an area designated for karatedo has been disinfected.
This will be made possible after a Joint Administrative Order between the Philippine Sports Commission, the Games and Amusement Board and the Department of Health was released Monday.
The JAO provides guidelines on the conduct of physical and sports activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For now, athletes doing workouts at home, while having a daily virtual conference with the national coaches will have to do.
“We are doing well in our preparations. Nakapag-adjust na kami sa situation. At kahit maliit lang ang space, nagagawan ng paraan at hindi naman kami napapabayaan ng mga coaches,” said Lim, daughter of PBA great Samboy Lim.
The JAO covers non-professional sports under the jurisdiction of the PSC, professional sports under the GAB, professional and non-professional persons in sports like athletes, coaches, trainors, promoters and other parties involved in the conduct of sports like venue management, local government units, schools and workplaces.
Going to the Tokyo Olympics through the qualifiers is the next step for Lim since winning gold in karate during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
And she remained on track of her goal last last February, when claimed a gold in the Ukraine Karate Premier League Kharkiv Open 2020.
While in home quarantine, she and members of the national team are attached to a heart rate monitor, connected to their personal computers and laptops when doing their routines.
Karatedo Philippines President Richard Lim said they are waiting for the go-signal from the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases for them to be able bring their athletes to ULTRA.
“For us, that’s a start. It’s better than nothing,” said the karatedo chief
Date: July 30, 2020 | By: Peter Atencio | Newspaper: Manila Standard | Source: https://manilastandard.net/mobile/article/329970