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Philippines 2018 Asian Games Medalist

Mabuhay ang ating mga atletang Pilipino! (Long live to all of our Filipino Athletes!)

The Philippines participated at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from 18 August to 2 September 2018. The country won 21 medals (4 gold, 2 silver, and 15 bronze) to finish 19th overall in the medal tally of the games; an improvement from 22nd place placement of the country in the previous 2014 edition. However this came short of the 15th place target set by officials who deemed the actual placement as acceptable. Two of the Philippines' gold medal came from golf, while the other two came from weightlifting and skateboarding.

Here is the list of the...

Philippines' 2018 Asian Games Medalists

 GoldHidilyn DiazWeightliftingWomen's -53kg21 Aug
 GoldYuka SasoGolfWomen's individual26 Aug
Yuka Saso
Bianca Pagdanganan
Lois Kaye Go
GolfWomen's team26 Aug
 GoldMargielyn DidalRoller sportsWomen's street skateboard29 Aug
 SilverKiyomi WatanabeJudoWomen's 63 kg30 Aug
 SilverRogen LadonBoxingMen's Flyweight (52 kg)01 Sep
Dustin Mella
Jeordan Dominguez
Rodolfo Reyes Jr.
TaekwondoMen's team poomsae19 Aug
Janna Oliva
Juvenile Crisostomo
Rinna Babanto
TaekwondoWomen's team poomsae19 Aug
 BronzeAgatha Chrystenzen WongWushuWomen's taijiquan20 Aug
 BronzePauline Louise LopezTaekwondoWomen's -57kg21 Aug
 BronzeDivine WallyWushuWomen's sanda22 Aug
 BronzeMargarita OchoaJiu JitsuWomen's Newaza -49 kg24 Aug
 BronzeDaniel CaluagCyclingMen's BMX race25 Aug
 BronzeJefferson Rhey LoonPencak SilatMen's class D 60-65 kg26 Aug
 BronzeDines DumaanPencak SilatMen's class B 50-55 kg26 Aug
 BronzeBianca PagdangananGolfWomen's individual26 Aug
 BronzeCherry May RegaladoPencak SilatWomen's individual27 Aug
 BronzeJunna TsukiiKarateWomen's Kumite 50kg27 Aug
 BronzeAlmohaidib AbadPencak SilatMen's Single29 Aug
 BronzeCarlo PaalamBoxingMen's Light flyweight (49 kg)31 Aug
 BronzeEumir Felix MarcialBoxingMen's Middleweight (75 kg)31 Aug

Julian Camacho is the chef de mission for the Philippines' stint at the 2018 Asian Games. The Philippine Olympic Committee approved a proposal from Camacho that only gold and silver medalists at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games and medalist of any color from the previous edition of the continental competition would compete in the 2018 Asian Games. Camacho justifying the move stated that he wanted to make sure every athlete can contend for a medal but remained open in including bronze medalists and other athletes to the delegation who can prove their worth by "figuring prominently in Asian-level tournaments" until the deadline of the submission of lineups.

One of the greatest winds who fanned the burning spirit of  athletes...

The Philippine Sports Commission

Expressed willingness on their part to provide around up to ₱200 million for the Philippines' participation in the games. The government agency has also stated that it is willing to financially support "young and potential athletes" who will compete in the games.

The POC (Philippines Olympic Commision) has submitted the final list of competing entries by names. A total of 272 out of 335 national athletes competing in 31 sports will be fielded in for the 2018 Asian Games as they are expected that these athletes has the best chances of winning medals, 63 officials was also part of the delegation.

Here is the list of all the sports in 2018 Asian Games and the ones that are in underline are the ones where our national athletes has competed.

Large part of the delegation attended the send-off ceremony hosted at the MalacaƱang Palace by President Rodrigo Duterte back on August 13, 2018. Basketball player Jordan Clarkson served as the flag bearer of the Philippine delegation at the opening ceremony of the games back on August 18, 2018 while skateboarder Margielyn Didal was the flag bearer for the country at the closing ceremony.

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Let’s be proud to our national athletes for successfully winning 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 15 bronze medals from competing with other nation’s athletes all over asia in the 2018 Asian Games.

Let us also not forget to give credit to all the winds that fanned the fighting spirit of our national athletes like their family, friends, coaches, inspirations, the government, our country and much more.

Philippines is just a small country compare to other nations, yet we fellow citizens always try to make it bigger by shouting to the world that we are “Pinoy” and we will show you what we are made of through our passions like sports. 

Sports has a very special place in the heart of every Filipinos that everytime we have to compete with other nation, we unite as we support our country’s champions who’s fighting for the glory of our nation. 

I’m not that quite active in sports but I love the feeling of being active while playing with my friends and acquaintances; specially, when we build teamwork, trusts and healthy competition between us. The sport that I like the most is basketball since I'm a kid it was the most common sport in my country and you can see or play basketball anywhere as long as there are streets and basketball ring of course.

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I’m looking forward to next year’s Asian Games. More silver and bronze medals, specially, gold medals.

How about you? What are your thoughts and insights with our nations participation with the  2018 Asian Games? Let me know in the comments below!

As always, thanks for reading!

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