As pressure mounts, Tabora keeps her composure

first_imgLATEST STORIES “Actually, I feel that my victory helped me inspire others because when I won people were telling me that I was able to inspire them,” Tabora told INQUIRER.net in Filipino.“Some who had already quit bowling even told me that I inspired them to come back and play again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownShe was the first Filipino to win the prestigious event since CJ Suarez in 2003 and instantly became the future of Philippine bowling, which was in dire need of a spark in hopes for a resurgence until Tabora emerged.“I hope that it’s because I’ve inspired others that’s why bowling here in the country is now under a revival stage.” Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Krizziah Tabora. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMore than being a world champion bowler, Krizziah Tabora has also become a source of inspiration to her peers following her rise to prominence late last year.With little fanfare, Tabora defied the odds and made Philippine bowling history in ruling the 53rd Qubica AMF Bowling World Cup in Mexico four months ago.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ After the Philippines bagged one gold medal and one bronze in bowling courtesy of Biboy Rivera and Frederick Ong, respectively in the 2010 Asian Games, the country came up empty-handed in 2014.Riding high, Tabora, who will be competing in her third Asiad, isn’t tempering her expectations for this year.“We’re expecting to win a gold but it’s not going to be easy. The likes of Korea, Malaysia and Singapore will be our toughest competition.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Che’Lu-San Sebastian inches closer to D-League title, fends off Zark’s-Lyceum Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winning changes everything and Tabora’s recent success comes with a burden of expectations to sustain her relevance.“The pressure has always been there, it’s just that there’s added pressure now after winning the World Cup,” she said.“But it’s really how you deal with the pressure and you need a strong mental game to handle it.”The 27-year-old Tabora, whose first love wasn’t bowling but other sports like basketball, volleyball and table tennis, begins her campaign for this year on Saturday with the 2nd Philippine International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships, where she aims to have a much better showing after a subpar performance in the previous edition.She’s looking forward to defending her World Cup title in November in Las Vegas but doesn’t want to get too ahead of herself with the 2018 Asian Games happening in four months.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more