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Meet Swiss-Boholana Diana Timbal Buhler, one of the ‘hottest and coolest’ athletes in SEA Games 2019

By Inday Chikadora | 08:50 PM December 2, 2019
Diana Bühler during the opening of the 30th SEA Games on Dec. 1, 2019. Photo from Diana Bühler FB

The 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) is exciting because of hot and cool athletes that do their thing.

Swiss Filipina Diana Timbal Bühler, who is part of the 16-strong national team for 30th SEA Games obstacle sports, is one of them.

READ: Know some of the Boholano athletes competing in SEA Games

Obstacle Sports/ Obstacle Course Racing , which is fast gaining popularity worldwide, is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges that are in the form of obstacles.

READ: 30th SEA Games opening ceremony spectacular

Diana grew up in Barangay Ubujan in Tagbilaran City and Alicia where her mother Virginia hails from.

Last May, she competed in the Spartan 2019 SEA Regional Series where she won first place.

She also won the Overall Age Group South East Asia Series.

READ: ‘Proud maging Pinoy!’ says Boholana beauty queen Karen Gallman during SEA Games opening

Bühler is teamed up with Rochelle Suarez, Milky Mae Tejares, Sandi Abahan, Glorien Merisco, Kaizen Dela Serna, Deanne Moncada, and Klymille Rodriguez in the female side.

The six gold medals to be disputed in the sport that is making its first appearance in the SEA Games will come in the men’s and women’s individual 5 km x 20 obstacles, men’s and women’s 100m x 10 obstacles, and the 400m x 12 obstacles team assist and team relay.

Diana Bühler. Photo from Diana Bühler FB
Diana Bühler. Photo from Diana Bühler FB

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