Jerry Olsim Promises to Make The Best Out of His SEA Games Opportunity

ONE Warrior Series’ rising star Jerry “Bokodian Warrior” Olsim is making the most out of his time off while he waits for another crack at a ONE Championship call-up.

Olsim will be joining ONE Atomweight star Gina “Conviction” Iniong and Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao in the eight-man kickboxing national team which will be competing in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games from 30 November to 11 December.

This will be Olsim’s first time to compete in the biennial meet and the 24-year-old Bokod, Benguet native promises to make the best out of it.

“I’m really excited, and I’m ready to compete in the SEA Games. I’ve worked extremely hard because I want to take home a gold medal for the Philippines. This is the first time I’m representing the country so expect nothing but the best from me,” Olsim shared.

“I know it would not be an easy way to the gold, but I believe we’ve done the necessary work to make sure we’re at our best in each fight.”

Olsim last competed in ONE Warrior Series 8 last October, though he eventually dropped a shut-out decision loss to Ryoji Kudo.

Still feeling the effects of that loss, Olsim sees the opportunity to represent the country as the perfect way to get over that loss.

“The SEA Games would be the start of my rise from that tough loss in Tokyo. I’ve made the necessary work in training, and I showed how determined I am to bounce back as an athlete. Whether it’s in kickboxing or MMA, my mindset is always to win and give glory to the country,” Olsim stated.

“The goal now is to win the gold medal. That would put me in a much better position in my next OWS matches because I know the type of momentum that it will give me heading to 2020.”

With a couple of days to go before his road to the gold begins, Olsim promises to make a statement in his first tour of duty as a national team member.

“I won’t waste the trust that they gave me in including me in this team. I will do everything to get a gold medal and end the year positively.”

Author: Fight Game Asia

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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