Exciting Racing at Ninja World Cup No. 1
August 11, 2022
Team Philippines dominates, Malaysia on the podium
Pasig City, Philippines/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Ninja World Cup No. 1 concluded this week in Bridgetowne Central Park, Manila with athletes from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania battling for medals. Short course speed specialists from the Philippine national team dominated, with gold, silver and bronze medals in the women’s race and gold in the men’s race. Malaysia won silver and bronze in the men’s race.
Competition was fast and furious over a 100m course with 12 Ninja speed obstacles similar to those used in the mega-hit television shows Ninja Versus Ninja, Team Ninja Warrior and American Ninja Warrior Junior. OCR 100m Guinness World Record holder Kaizen Dela Serna (PHI) won gold in a time of 1 minute 4.76 seconds, with silver going to SEA Games silver medallist Milky Mae Tejares (PHI), and bronze Precious Cabuya (PHI).
In the men’s race, SEA Games gold medallist Kevin “Popoy” Pascua won gold in 37.33 seconds, 0.91 seconds ahead of Yoong Wei Theng from Malaysia. Mohammed Redha Bin Rozlan (SEA Games silver medallist) won Bronze in 40.13 seconds.
Youth, Junior and Masters athletes from five continents competed, with contestants from Australia, Morocco and the United States also winning medals.
“We wanted to provide a world class event for athletes from across the globe and are thrilled at with the results” said event host Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) President Mr. Al Agra. “In addition to delivering the first Ninja World Cup, we are facilitating friendship and solidarity for the obstacle sports community worldwide. POSF is delighted to host next year’s event which will be the Ninja World Cup Final.”
“The inaugural Ninja World Cup 100m speed competition proved to be extremely exciting” said World Obstacle President, Mr. Ian Adamson “Ninja Warrior and Sasuke television shows are watched by millions of people in 160 countries and providing World Cup races on five continents affords athletes the opportunity to compete in this electrifying sport format. With the success of World Cup No. 1, we look forward to World Cup No. 2 USA at the Grand Park Sports Complex in Westfield Indiana on October 7-9.”
About the World Cup
About Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation
Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation is the national governing body for Ninja, Obstacle Course Racing and Adventure Racing in the Philippines. POSF is a member of World Obstacle and the Philippines Olympic Committee and is recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission.
About World Obstacle
World Obstacle, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) is a Swiss based not-for-profit independent international sports organization made up of volunteers to develop obstacle sports and events worldwide. FISO provides governance, systems, and structure to represents the needs of its member national federations and their athlete communities in over 100 countries. FISO was granted Observer Status of GAISF (the Global Association of International Sports Federations) in 2021, a critical step toward a sport’s potential Olympic recognition.
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