LOOK: Jia Morado gets game-worn jersey from longtime volleyball idol

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Morado, who draw comparisons to Tomkom for her style of playmaking, said that receiving the gift made her “speechless” and even “more inspired” to double her work.“To be in the same tournament, much more in the same court as the player I have always looked up to definitely makes the hard work and sacrifices I made worth it,” the former Ateneo superstar who now plays for Creamline.“But bringing home the jersey she wore in their championship game leaves me speechless, and even more inspired to work harder to be given an opportunity like this again,” she gushed.In 2015, Morado posted a photo of her with Tomkom on Instagram in which she described the prized Thai setter as her “ultimate setting idol.” View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism PLAY LIST 03:12Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Morado and Tomkom faced each other in the opener of the Asian Games which the powerhouse Thailand won in straight sets.In the end, Morado said that the veteran Thai setter will remain an inspiration not only to her but to all volleyball players in the word.“Thank you so much, @nootsara13! You’re an inspiration to me and millions to volleyball players in the world,” she concluded.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Philippine women’s volley team may have not gotten a podium finish in the 2018 Asian Games, but setter Jia Morado is still going home with something unforgettable— a souvenir from her longtime idol.The 23-year-old Morado will be returning to the country after the team’s eighth-place finish with a game-worn volleyball jersey from her idol Thailand’s veteran setter Nootsara Tomkom.ADVERTISEMENT In a tweet, Morado could not help but fangirl over Tomkom, as she shared a photo of her holding a jersey of the celebrated Thai setter which the latter wore during the gold medal match against China in the continental meet.I’m speechless. Thank you so much ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pxkcGdih3RFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— Julia Morado (@juliacmorado) September 1, 2018 Red Lions blast Heavy Bombers anewlast_img read more