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The "MagicSingh": #14 of National U WVT - Jorelle Singh



  • cannycaninecannycanine Volleyball Vanguard
    For burly Jorelle Singh, weight and size don’t matter
    February 9, 2016 11:40 PM

    If you’re wondering how she does it, you are not alone as Jorelle Singh herself is at a loss for words when asked how she remains competitive despite not having a typical athletic built.


    “Hindi ko rin po alam eh. Magaan lang po talaga ‘yung pakiramdam ko kahit malaki ako,” Singh told FOX Sports after NU downed Adamson to move to a 1-1 record.

    “Kahit ano pong diet ko, hindi po talaga ako pumapayat. Sinubukan ko naman po talaga. Tsaka po kung kasing tindi ng training namin papayat ka dapat talaga,” she added.

    True enough, the rigid twice-a-day training of the Lady Bulldogs could whip anyone into shape in just a couple of months.

    The Laguna native is an exception, however, as she revealed a medical condition that prevents her from losing weight.

    “Meron lang po akong condition na hindi regular ang period ko. Nagco-cause po siya ng pagtaba,” she shared. “Kailangan ko po mag take ng medicines everyday talaga. Wala naman pong epekto sa moods.”

    In a field full of long and lean athletes, Singh stands out not only because of her full figure but also because of the power behind her booming spikes and her agility in defending the back row for the Lady Bulldogs.

    Unfortunately, some people choose to see her for how she looks instead of how well she plays the game.

    “Inaasar po ako. Meron akong mga nababasa na ang taba ni Singh,” she said laughing.

    On shrugging things off, she adds, “Tinatawanan ko lang po. Hindi ako naaasar. Natural lang naman po kasi totoo naman eh. Kung hindi totoo ang sasabihin, dun ako maiinis.”

    The outside hitter is not as chill, however, when the bashers set their eyes on her teammates.

    “Mas nasasaktan ako pag against sa teammates ko ‘yung nababasa ko,” shared Singh. “‘Yung mga bash sa akin okay lang pero pag sa teammates ko na, mas mahirap lunukin. Nabubwisit ako lalo sa Twitter eh wala naman silang alam.”

    Read: NU’s biggest problem is on-court character, says coach

    Admittedly, Singh’s stamina leaves her coach Roger Gorayeb wanting every time the Lady Bulldogs go out for a road run but she makes sure to more than make up for it when they shift back to their indoor training.

    “Minsan, pag tine-test ‘yung resistensya, ako talaga ang pinakamahina lalo na pag sa takbuhan. Ang weakness ko lang po talaga is sa jog,” said the 2nd year athlete. “Kung sila po kaya nila ‘yung 8 minutes, 5 rounds sa oval, ako inaabot ng 13-15 minutes. Sa training naman po, binabawi ko naman po.”

    With all her shortcomings in mind, Singh sang a positive tune, saying she is determined to prove that her teammates can count on her even during the most gruelling of sets.

    “Weight and size doesn’t matter. Kung kaya mo naman, bakit hindi mo ipapakita? Kung sila kaya nila, ako kaya ko din. Maliksi naman ako kumilos. Kayang kaya ko dalhin sa loob ng court,” she closed. — By Mac Dionisio

  • aricomamboaricomambo PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    @canny.... baka nagbabasa din siya dito...... promise di na ako babanggit na mataba siya......he.....he.....
    healthy na lang.......:lol:

    magic Singh..... magaling kaya siya kumanta....he....he....
  • aricomamboaricomambo PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Cheer-up Singh......:cheerleader:


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