San Nicolas stays focus on practicing for Micro Games

ANGEL San Nicolas who won bronze medal in last year’s Pacific Mini Games is more focused on working to improve his performance than thinking too early about bringing home another medal from the 2018 Micronesian Games in Yap from July 15 to 27.

Angel San Nicolas

“I’m not even thinking about getting a medal. I’m not thinking about medals right now,” stated San Nicolas.

San Nicolas bagged the bronze medal during the 10th Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu last December lifting 141kg in the 94kg division. He nearly earned a second bronze medal but failed during his final attempt in the snatch by just 1 kg. He recorded a total of 251kg.

Despite his impressive performance, being the only athlete to bring a medal back to the CNMI, it is not his main goal this time around.

“My main goal is to perform to the best of my abilities,”

San Nicolas said. Not only will he not let the medals get in his head, but the competition as well.

 “I don’t have expectations of the competition. I don’t care who is competing or who will be there. I’m just focused on myself,” he added.

San Nicolas has been training nonstop working on every single necessity needed.

“I’ve been working on my technique every day. I added more time to meditate and more active recovery days.” shared the bronze medalist.  

San Nicolas will be accompanied by fellow competitors Rodrigo Ada and Joey Tudela while Bonny Cruz and Antonette Labausa will fill the women’s division alongside CNMI Weightlifting President John Davis.

Cruz had her fair share in the spotlight as she won a bronze medal in the women’s 69kg category during the 2015 Weightlifting Invitational in Guam.

Although his colleagues’ weight division is unclear at the moment, San Nicolas will be showcasing his talent in the 94kg category.