PH begins preparations for 2022 Asiad
In a bid to surpass their performance at Asiad 2018, the Philippines team will compete in 46 of the 61 sports for the 2022 Asian Games which will be held September 10-25 in Hangzhou, China.
The PH team won four gold medals during the 2018 edition of the quadrennial sports conclave thanks to the female athletes, namely: Hidilyn Diaz in weightlifting, Margielyn Didal in skateboarding, Yuka Saso in individual golf and the trio of Saso Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go in the women’s golf team.
The Philippines placed 19th in the continental sporting conclave, finishing with 4-2-15 gold-silver-bronze.
Filipino athletes aim to overcome that next year as Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino submitted the list to the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee on Friday.
The sports in which the country has participated are water sports, archery, track and field, baseball, softball, men’s basketball, men’s 3×3 basketball, boxing, canoeing and cycling mountain biking and BMX.
Included in the list are dance sports, men’s dragon boat, horseback riding, fencing, men’s football, golf, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, judo, jiu-jitsu, kurash, karate , bridge, chess, esport, xiangqi, modern pentathlon, skateboarding, rowing, men’s rugby, sailing and sepak takraw.
Filipinos will also participate in shooting, sport climbing, squash, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s beach volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling and with wushu.