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As they fought tooth and nail to bring gold and glory to the country anew, today’s generation of top Filipino athletes gave their all during the recent 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, knowing that Summit Natural Drinking Water was once again by their side.
With Summit Water, Hidilyn Diaz, EJ Obiena, Vanessa Sarno, and the Filipinas Women’s Football Team helped maintain the Philippines’ stronghold in various competitions in the SEA Games, hosted this year by Cambodia, from May 5 to 17. Team Philippines had a bountiful medal haul as the favorites in different competitions, including weightlifting, pole vaulting, gymnastics, and boxing, among others.
With every purchase of Summit Water, you get to play your part in helping our athletes reach their goals. This year, our delegates not only #ThirstForGold, but also choose to be greater, which serves as the new rallying call of Summit Water and our athletes.
Hidilyn may forever be celebrated as the first Filipino Olympic gold medalist, but crucial to her journey to the top were her victories at the SEA Games. She is the reigning champion in the women’s 55-kg event after topping last year’s contest to bag her second straight SEA Games gold. While Hidilyn sat out this year’s competition, she will continue to empower the next generation of Filipina weightlifters alongside Summit Water, which has been her hydration partner since 2018.
Among the countless young women weightlifters Hidilyn inspires is Vanessa Sarno. Hailed as the future of the sport, the 19-year-old phenom barged into the scene at last year’s SEA Games in Hanoi with a dominant showing in the women’s 71-kg competition to take home the gold medal. Vanessa retained her title this year in Cambodia as she captured her second straight gold medal in the biennial meet through another record-breaking performance in the same weight class.
Over at the pole-vaulting front, Asia’s finest pole vaulter EJ Obiena also successfully defended his gold medal. The 2022 World bronze medalist set a new meet record of 5.65m at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh with Summit Water at his corner. The world’s third-ranked pole vaulter carried the momentum onto other contests worldwide. This includes setting a new Asian Record at 5.94m at the prestigious World Athletics Championships 2022.
Despite not having a podium finish in this year’s SEA Games, the Filipinas footballers have their eyes set on improving their performance in preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The promising team bagged the 2022 AFF Women’s Championship alongside other milestone victories last year. The team climbed to an all-time high of no. 49 in the most recent FIFA rankings, marking the first time that the Philippine Women’s Football Team cracked the league’s Top 50. Summit Water will continue to support the Filipinas as they look to make the country proud at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Summit Natural Drinking Water has always been inspired by the hard work, dedication, and formidable spirit of Filipino athletes. In 2005, Summit Water began its thrust in supporting our country’s delegates at the SEA Games.
All told, Summit Natural Drinking Water is with our athletes every step of the way. Sourced from natural underground sources around Mt. Makiling in Laguna and further processed by ionization and filtration, making it clean and refreshing, Summit Water comes packed with the right hydration and the right minerals. This includes Bicarbonates, Calcium, Magnesium and Sulfate to keep you going all-out, all the time.
Summit Natural Drinking Water is available in 350ml, 500ml, 1L, 1.5L, 2L, 4L, 5L, and 6L bottles in leading stores nationwide. Grab yours now as every bottle contributes to the training of our athletes.
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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by Summit Water.