Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Bambol Tolentino has set a simple goal for Team Philippines at the 19th Asian Games in September.
Tolentino said Tuesday at the Philippine Sports Writers Association Forum as the head of the POC revealed that more than 400 bets from 40 sports will be sent to battle the best continent in Hangzhou, China. .
“It will be extremely difficult to move up the rankings,” Tolentino said, referring to an improvement from the country’s 19th place in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2018, where Yuka Saso led the offensive. 4 gold medals of the Filipinos by winning in the women’s individual event. and lead her team to the title.
Saso, first of all, will no longer appear after the prodigious talent who grew up in Bulacan acquires Japanese citizenship after the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Other gold medalists in Indonesia are Margielyn Didal of skateboarding and Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting. Filipino athletes also won two silver medals by Rogen Ladon and judoka Kiyomi Watanabe, and 15 bronze medals.
EJ Obiena, Caloy Yulo, Diaz, Didal and the country’s seasoned boxers led by Eumir Marcial and Carlo Paalam are expected to deliver in China, and if they do, they could easily. erase that record of four gold medals in Indonesia.
The POC has set the criteria for the Asian Games in which the athletes who won gold and silver medals in the recent 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA) in Cambodia were assured of positions. intelligence, explaining the large number of athletes.
The Philippines team finished 5th overall at the recent SEA Games with 58 gold, 85 silver and 117 bronze medals.
Team sports like basketball, soccer, volleyball, seven-a-side football, softball, and baseball magnify this list.
China, Japan, South Korea, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, among others, are still expected to compete for the final championship alongside several Middle Eastern nations and neighboring countries. request
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