DAVAO CITY: A total of 55 athletes from Davao City left for East Kalimantan in Indonesia Tuesday to compete for the 9th Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Friendship Games slated from December 8 to December 12.
The athletes were accompanied by 16 coaches and 5 officials from the Davao City Government, including Michael Denton Aportadera, the chief of the Davao City Sports Development Division.
They will compete in seven different events.
Aportadera said the athletes are ready to show off their skills and competitive edge in athletics, sepak takraw, lawn tennis, karatedo, beach volleyball, basketball, and Badminton.
In 2014, the 8th BIMP EAGA was held in Labuan in Borneo. Davao trackster Sonny Wagdos won a gold medal in men’s 5,000 meters and 1,500 meters.