International officials tapped for K-Swiss Asian triathlon
MANILA, Philippines - Triathlon Association of the Philippines’ (TRAP) successful technical resources development program comes to the fore when the K-Swiss Subic Bay ASTC Asian Triathlon Championships 2013 is staged April 27-29.
“We have been focusing on the development of technical officials since we started the Subic Bay International Triathlon in 1993 and it’s heartening to see the fruits of our efforts,” Tom Carrasco, TRAP president and POC chair said.
TRAP secretary general Mon Marchan, a level 3 ITO (the apex of the International Triathlon Union technical official hierarchy) heads the local organizing committee with Rachel Ribo Dumuk, also a level 3 ITO, acting as chief technical official.
Marchan, chair of the Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC) technical committee, has officiated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics while Philippine Sports Commission’s Dumuk has served as ITO in both Beijing and London Olympics.
Level 2 ITO Fabian David as assistant technical delegate backs up China’s Qin Jianqui (level 3 ITO). Daniel Sng (level 2) of Singapore is the asst. technical delegate for the ParaTriathlon (for the differently abled) and Kiriyo Suzuki (level 3) of Japan the referee.
ASTC’s secretary general Balwant Singh Kler and treasurer David Hoong, both level 3 ITOs sit as jurors in the event sponsored by K-Swiss, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Tourism Department, Standard Insurance, Century Tuna, Speedo, David’s Salon, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines (ACIP), Gatorade, Fitness First and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).
Level 2 ITO Alex David takes charge of the run leg with Meinard David and Armand Fabi overseeing the swim and bike phases, respectively. Willie Pabuaya is the chief finish officer.
The task of ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the results falls in the hands of TRAP vice president Red Dumuk, race director of the ASTC when first hosted by TRAP in 1996.
Level 2 ITO Rick Reyes serves as protocol chief and ASTC congress and executive board meeting project director Ting Joson, a member of the ITU and ASTC’s women’s committees, and Sarita Zafra will head marketing for the sponsors.
The David brothers, Dumuk and Reyes have been pressed to action in the Asian Games.