Jakarta Asian Games gold medalist Japanese Jumpei Furuya, banners a large field of foreign hopefuls vying for qualifying points in the 2019 NTT ASTC Subic Bay International Triathlon (SuBIT) Asian Cup set for April 27 and 28.
Furuya, currently ranked No. 43 in the world and champion of last January’s NTT ASTC Asian Cup event in Rayong, Thailand, will be backstopped by 13 other Japanese triathletes.
Poised to crowd out the Japanese are China’s sextet and Hong Kong’s large contingent-33 entries spread over the Elite, Junior and Super Sprint Distance Categories.
Supported by Philippine Sports Commission (PSC,) NTT, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), Standard Insurance, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines (ACIP) and Pocari Sweat, SUBIT lured over a hundred foreign entries.
Chinese Taipei had entered 18, Korea 16, Macao 10, Singapore nine, Syria six and Thailand four.
Tags: Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines, Jumpei Furuya, Philippine Olympic Committe, Philippine Olympic Committee, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), Subic Bay International Triathlon, Super Sprint Distance