TAGUM CITY, Philippines – The inseparable identical twins John Henry and John Henrick Peralta from Calabarzon once again proved their solid partnership after dominating Zamboanga Peninsula in the badminton men’s double quarterfinals, secondary boys category during the Palarong Pambansa on Thursday, May 7.
The 16-year-old duo from La Salle College Antipolo both said they are very thankful for their win against the Zamboanga Peninsula opponents with a promising 2-0, scoring 21-13 and 21-10, respectively.
"Meron po kasing kakaibang koneksyon. Matagal na po kasi kaming partner sa paglalaro," the Peralta twins said.
(We have an extraordinary connection. This is because we’ve been playing as partners for so long)
The first-timers in Palaro both started playing when they were 9 years old. They are determined to grab the gold as they continue their quest in their category. (READ: Calabarzon twins aim for gold in badminton)
Calabarzon coach Ronald Magnaye believes the Peraltas have the advantage in playing doubles since the opponents may find it difficult identifying them, thus making it a challenge to estimate and read the twins' tactics.
The ongoing Palarong Pambansa is the largest grassroots sporting event in the Philippines that aims to develop the potentials of the youth to become responsible and globally-competitive citizens. – Rappler.com