Connect with us

GSPN

TAP WATER DELIVERS: KIMBERLY TAGUACTA

Kimberly Taguacta: Second in a series of Guam athletes who endorse drinking water from the tap.

Second in a series of Guam athletes who endorse drinking water from the tap.

By John Wesley Jr. 

When 21-year-old Kimberly Taguacta stood on the podium to receive her bronze medal at the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, she couldn’t help but smile and shed tears of joy.

The Yigo resident successfully snatched 62 kilograms in weightlifting, securing Guam’s first individual medal of the Games.

Taguacta came into the event just looking to gain international experience, but instead she exceeded even her own expectations.

“I was so happy to represent Guam and myself in such a great way,” says Taguacta. “Definitely the most memorable moment in my athletic career.”

With her success in the Pacific Games, Taguacta has become an inspiring up-and-coming athlete on the island. A CrossFit athlete who is also a member of the Guam Women’s National Rugby team and Guam National Weightlifting team, Taguacta’s training schedules are extremely demanding. The constant grind is something that she embraces as it gives her the opportunity to represent Guam in off-island competitions.

Another way Taguacta is trying to make an impact is through her participation in the Guam Waterworks Authority’s initiative to promote the drinking of tap water.

She is proud to support a campaign that she truly believes will benefit the island in the long run.

“The tap water on Guam is clean and safe to drink. Tap water isn’t only good for us, but as well as for our island. By using the water Guam provides, we can reduce the amount of plastic bottles that would end up in our landfills,” Taguacta explained. “Water is such an important component in my training. It keeps me hydrated and healthy to last through my training and everyday activities.”

With more and more of our island athletes turning to tap water as their main source of hydration, the importance of providing safe and clean drinking water has become one of GWA’s main priorities. If an international competitive athlete like Taguacta can drink it and bring home medals, they are prepared to do everything they can to protect the valuable resource.

Read about Derek Mandell

Like the GWA Facebook page

GWA_TapWaterDelivers_KTaguacta[1]

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

March

April 2021

May
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Events for April

4th

No Events
Events for April

5th

No Events
Events for April

7th

No Events
Events for April

9th

Events for April

10th

11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Events for April

11th

No Events
Events for April

12th

No Events
Events for April

13th

Events for April

16th

Events for April

17th

No Events
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Events for April

18th

No Events
Events for April

19th

No Events
Events for April

20th

No Events
Events for April

21st

No Events
Events for April

22nd

No Events
Events for April

23rd

No Events
Events for April

24th

No Events
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
Events for April

25th

No Events
Events for April

26th

No Events
Events for April

27th

No Events
Events for April

28th

No Events
Events for April

29th

No Events
Events for April

30th

No Events

Foody’s Fun Facts

ISA Softball Champion Cougars

Polls

Which opponent are you most looking forward to Guam facing as the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers resumes?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Four of the six starters on the 2020 Middle School Volleyball Champion Untalan Wildcats met for the first time since winning a title together as the Tiyan Titans took on the Okkodo Bulldogs in the first game of the ISA Boys Volleyball Season. (#7 Samuel Carino, #9 Lance Mupas, #15 Nicholas Santos, #17 Nash Ericsson)

COMING SOON …

  • ISA Girls & Boys Volleyball
  • IIAAG Beach Volleyball
  • ISA/IIAAG Cross Country
  • ISA/IIAAG Tennis

QUICK HITS

Free agency signing: Jamal Agnew joins the Jacksonville Jaguars on a reported 3-year, $21 million contract.
——————————————————–
Roque Martinez will face off against Josh Parisian on June 19th!
——————————————————–
Guam High Panthers Travon Jacobs, Jalen Thach and AJ Johnson all signed collegiate letters of intent yesterday. Jacobs will be headed to Avila University.

More in GSPN