Showing high-powered skills, Ilonggo biker Patrick Coo made waves as he bagged the silver medal in the 2024 Asian Cycling Confederation BMX Championships at Kamol Sports Park in Nong Chok, Thailand.

The native of Iloilo City played superb,  finishing behind Thailand’s BMX ace Komet Sukprasert, who won his third straight Asian championships gold medal; and out pedalling Japan’s Shimada Ryo who completed the men’s elite podium

Participated by more than 500 athletes in Asia, Coo said he’s so blessed and happy that all his hard work had paid off. 

The 22-year-old Coo, an Olympic Solidarity scholar who spent most of the year at the UCI World Cycling Center in Aigle, Switzerland for his training, and traveling the globe for his competitions, also won the men’s elite bronze medal last year at the Hangzhou Asian Games. He also got the gold medal as a junior rider in the 2019 Asian championships in Malaysia.

Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, who also served as the head of the PhilCycling, extended his congratulations to Coo for his silver medal feat.

“My congratulations to Patrick, he’s been working hard and his dedication and passion for BMX is getting stronger each day,” Tolentino said in a statement.

After his feat, Coo is continuously campaigning for more tournament supports as he aims to secure a slot in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.IMT Sports