The Philippines took home four gold, two silver and 12 bronze medals at the 19th Asian Games in China — earning the country 17th place in the medal count for the competition.
Men's pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena, Margarita "Meggie" Ochoa and Annie Ramirez of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and the men's national basketball team snagged prestigious first place medals. Wushu fighter Arnel Andal and boxer Eumir Marcial proudly fought for two silvers. The country's bronze medal winners are: wushu artists, Jones Inso, Clemente Tabugara Jr. and Gideon Padua; tennis players Alex Eala, and Francis Alcantara; the Philippine sepak takraw team; cyclist Patrick Coo; Brazilian Jiu-jitsu fighter Jenna Napolis; karate’s Sakura Alforte; taekwondo’s Patrick Perez; and weightlifting’s Elreen Ando.
“The 19th Asian Games have been an incredible display of talent and determination from our Filipino athletes. Our 4 gold, 2 silver and 12 bronze medals, partnered with the tremendous commitment of each athlete in their respective sports, have made our nation proud,” stated Philippine Sports Commission chair Richard Bachmann.
Congratulations to the Filipino athletes!