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MEDAL TALLY: 19th Asian Games

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MEDAL TALLY: 19th Asian Games
Team Philippines secures a higher finish in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, after winding up at 19th overall in the previous edition

MANILA, Philippines – Postponed for a year due to the pandemic, the 19th Asian Games finally wrapped up in Hangzhou, China, after running for over two weeks from September 23 to October 8.

Nearly 500 gold medals were up for grabs in 40 sports, with approximately 12,000 athletes from 45 countries taking part in the quadrennial showpiece.

Host China claimed the overall championship for the 11th straight edition, while the Philippines improved on its 19th-place finish (4 golds, 2 silvers, and 15 bronzes) in 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia, by rising to the No. 17 spot with 4 golds, 2 silvers, and 12 bronzes. 

Here is the final medal tally:

Here are the Philippines’ medalists:

Gold
  1. EJ Obiena – athletics, men’s pole vault
  2. Meggie Ochoa – jiu-jitsu, women’s 48kg
  3. Annie Ramirez – jiu-jitsu, women’s -57kg
  4. Gilas Pilipinas – basketball, men’s 5-on-5
Silver
  1. Arnel Mandal – wushu, men’s sanda 56kg
  2. Eumir Marcial – boxing, men’s 80kg
Bronze
  1. Patrick King Perez – taekwondo, men’s individual poomsae
  2. Jones Inso – wushu, men’s taijiquan and taijijian 
  3. Gideon Fred Pascua – wushu, men’s sanda 60kg 
  4. Clemente Tabugara Jr. – wushu, men’s sanda 65kg 
  5. Alex Eala – tennis, women’s singles
  6. Alex Eala, Francis Alcantara – tennis, mixed doubles
  7. Patrick Bren Coo – cycling, men’s BMX racing
  8. Elreen Ando – weightlifting, women’s 64kg
  9. Philippine Sepak Takraw Team – sepak takraw, men’s quadrant
  10. Sakura Alforte – karate, women’s individual kata
  11. Jenna Kaila Napolis – jiu-jitsu, women’s -52kg
  12. Philippine Sepak Takraw Team – sepak takraw, men’s regu

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