Taking home three medals from the World OCR Championships, these Filipinos are proving their mettle on the biggest stage of this fast-growing sport.
Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) may be a very young sport, but the Philippines has wasted no time developing talent for it, as the country’s representatives at the recent World OCR Championships in Genk, Belgium are coming back home with medals.
Kaizen dela Serna, who only started in the sport in 2018, has already represented the Philippines in several major tournaments for Obstacle Course Racing, and this is another check off of her list as she grows as an athlete. At the OCR World Championships, she landed a bronze medal in the 100-meter female category.
This particular event is one that Filipinos seem to truly excel at, as another Philippine representative took second place in the same category, Precious Cabuya, as she will be bringing home a silver.
To round out the entire collection, Filipino Obstacle Course Racer Kevin Pascua dominated his race category, the 100-meter male category. Pascua is one of the country’s quickest racers, as he previously set a world record when he finished the 100-meter course in the 2019 SEA Games under 30 seconds. Though the record was later broken, his most recent World Championship win will surely be one to remember.
Indeed, the Philippines is churning out talented Obstacle Course Racers who can compete at the highest level, and this is thanks to the openness and growing accessibility of the sport locally.
Banner image from Pilipinas Obstacle Course Federation on Facebook.