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MC spreads red carpet to homecoming Olympic medalist

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CITY'S PRIDE. Two-time Olympic medalist Kayla Noelle Sanchez is welcomed by Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo and the city council during the flag ceremony at the city hall open grounds on Monday. Mabalacat CIO

MABALACAT CITY – Mayor Crisostomo Garbo warmly welcomed two-time Olympic medalist Kayla Noelle Sanchez during the flag ceremony at the Mabalacat
city hall open grounds on Monday, July 11.

Breaking three world junior swimming records when she was only 17 years old, Sanchez has become an inspiration to younger generations dreaming of becoming athletes.

“We are very proud of Kayla not only because of her outstanding achievements but also because both her parents, who were originally from Barangay Dau, guided her well to become who she is right now,” Garbo said. “We are blessed not only as Mabalaqueños but also as Filipinos with her decision to finally represent our country.”

Sanchez played a vital role in Canada winning the silver medal in the women’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay and the bronze in the 4×100-m medley relay in last year’s Tokyo Olympics.

She expressed her gratitude to her fellow Filipinos for the love and support. She also thanked Garbo and the whole Mabalacat City government for the warm welcome.

Vice Mayor Gerald Guttrie Aquino and the city councilors presented a copy of sangguniang panlungsod resolution recognizing her achievement as the first Mabalaqueña to participate in the Olympic games. The Mabalacat City Flying Barracuda swimming team also handed a certificate of recognition to Sanchez for giving inspiration to the young swimmers who also aim to reach success in the sport.

Sanchez was joined by her father and relatives during the assembly. Mabalacat CIO

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