Paalam starts SEAG training

Carlo Paalam is back in training mode in preparation for the 31st Southeast Asian Games this year.

In a social media post, the Olympic silver medalist bared that he had already started his high-altitude workout in Baguio City to prepare for the biennial meet this May.

The country’s training program is suffering a delay.

With Covid-19 cases on a surge the past couple of weeks, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) decided to postpone the restart of the training program to next month — or until the pandemic slows down.

PSC commissioner Mon Fernandez said those who want to train must do it in a bubble setup and must adhere to the minimum health and safety protocols to make sure that nobody will get infected.

After all, the government sports facilities like Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and Philsports Complex remain closed for the national athletes.

But Paalam found a way to stay in shape.

“The vacation is over. Let’s go back to business. First day of training in 2022,” Paalam said with a photo of him doing track drills alone at the Teachers Camp in Baguio City.

Paalam will be marching to the SEA Games as a heavy favorite.

Aside from winning the gold medal in the men’s flyweight class of the previous biennial meet in Clark in 2019, the pride of Cagayan de Oro also clinched the silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics.

The achievement brought so much fame and fortune to the 23-year-old puncher as he was blessed with various rewards, including vehicles, businesses and house and lot.

Still, he is far from satisfied.

And the fact that he trains by his lonesome in an empty track only proves that he remains hungry for international glory.

Date: January 14, 2022 | By: Ivan Suing | Newspaper: Tribune | Source: