Antipolo’s badminton star Lea Inlayo once again represented the Philippines in the sport as she flew to Cambodia to compete in the 2023 Southeast Asia Games.
Inlayo said she is very thankful for the chance to once again bring pride and honor not just to Antipolo but to the country itself.
“To be able to represent the Philippines in the SEA-GAMES in Cambodia is something I’m very proud of. Everything that I have learned and experienced last year will most definitely help me to improve my game this year,” said Inlayo.
Inlayo is the reigning women’s doubles champion in the country. She said that she is grateful for everything the sport has given her and hopes to give back by teaching the next generation.
“If given the chance, I would like to teach others, especially young people, about my skills. As the city where my badminton career began, Antipolo will always hold a special place in my heart. I wouldn’t be able to support my family and fulfill my aspirations if it weren’t for this,” said Inlayo.
Other members of the Philippine Women’s Team in badminton are Airah Mae Nicole Albo, Thea Maria Pomar, Alyssa Ysabel Leonardo, Mikaela Joy De Guzman, Maria Bianca Ysabel Carlos, Christel Rei Fuentespina and Susmita Angelique Ramos.
Members of the Men’s Team are Christian Bernardo, Alvin Morada, Solomon Padiz, Jr., Julius Villabrille, Jewel Angelo Albo, Mark Anthony Velasco, Lance Gabriel Vargas and Ros Leenard Pedrosa.
Coaches are Chafidz Yusuf, Philip Joper Escueta, Paul Jefferson Vivas and John Kenneth Monterubio.