IT’S looking better everyday for Fil-Am alpine skier Asa Miller, the country’s lone representative to the Beijing Winter Olympics.
“Today’s (Sunday) training was good,” said the 21-year-old Mr. Miller following completing another full-routine on Sunday at the National Alpine Skiing Center on Xiaohaituo Mountain.
“No soreness and less pain this time,” he added.
It was the fifth time that Mr. Miller, who will make his second Olympics appearance, got to train at the sprawling training center that is currently encountering lack of snow.
The Portland native would plunge into battle in the men’s giant slalom starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday and the slalom also at 10 a.m. three days later.
Mr. Miller took a one-day rest Friday to grace the opening ceremony in Beijing.
While he’s off the ski slope, Mr. Miller said he’s doing workout at the gym to prepare physically.
“I still train at the village, focusing mostly on my legs, core strength and stability,” said Mr. Miller, who’s participation is being bankrolled by the Philippine Sports Commission chaired by William Ramirez. — Joey Villar