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Asian Games: Results, updates, and latest news

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The 19th Asian Games – postponed by the pandemic last year – finally runs this 2023 from September 23 to October 8, with multiple world-class Filipino superstar athletes vying for continental supremacy

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino athletes continue to shine under the international spotlight after the Southeast Asian Games and FIBA World Cup as the 19th Asian Games runs this 2023 in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8.

Nearly 400 of the Philippines’ sporting cream of the crop grace the quadrennial continental showpiece, including superstars like Olympic champion Hidilyn Diaz, world No. 2 pole vaulter EJ Obiena, and reigning Asian Games gold medalist skateboarder Margielyn Didal.

Gilas Pilipinas also heads out in full force in 3×3 and 5-on-5 basketball, both in the men’s and women’s divisions, while the history-making Filipinas football squad also vies for Asian supremacy after a breakthrough FIFA World Cup run.

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MEDAL TALLY: 19th Asian Games

MEDAL TALLY: 19th Asian Games

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OCTOBER 8
OCTOBER 7
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CJ Perez in disbelief after golden Asian Games run: ‘Who would’ve thought?’

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Cone ‘proud’ as Gilas Pilipinas puts clamps on Jordan en route to Asian Games gold

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OCTOBER 6
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Asian Games king: Gilas Pilipinas gets back at Jordan to claim gold after 6-decade drought

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HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Jordan – 19th Asian Games basketball final

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Jordan – 19th Asian Games basketball final
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Annie Ramirez nails Asian Games gold as jiu-jitsu reinvigorates PH bid

Annie Ramirez nails Asian Games gold as jiu-jitsu reinvigorates PH bid
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Eumir Marcial laments missed chance at Asian Games gold, but respects judges’ decision

Eumir Marcial laments missed chance at Asian Games gold, but respects judges’ decision
OCTOBER 5
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Paris Olympics-bound Eumir Marcial settles for silver in Asian Games boxing final

Paris Olympics-bound Eumir Marcial settles for silver in Asian Games boxing final
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Becoming Filipino: How Brownlee turned to ‘Justin Noypi’

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Meggie Ochoa rules Asian Games jiu-jitsu, wins 2nd PH gold in Hangzhou

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Justin Brownlee’s China-killing shots ‘will be remembered forever,’ says Tim Cone

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PH cyclist Ariana Evangelista suspended after positive drug test in Asian Games

PH cyclist Ariana Evangelista suspended after positive drug test in Asian Games
OCTOBER 4
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Men’s 4×400 team resets day-old PH record, but misses medal

Men’s 4×400 team resets day-old PH record, but misses medal
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Brownlee saves day as Gilas Pilipinas stuns China in comeback win to reach Asian Games final

Brownlee saves day as Gilas Pilipinas stuns China in comeback win to reach Asian Games final
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HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs China – 19th Asian Games basketball semifinal

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs China – 19th Asian Games basketball semifinal
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Eumir Marcial KOs Syrian, advances to Asian Games final to punch Olympic ticket

Eumir Marcial KOs Syrian, advances to Asian Games final to punch Olympic ticket
OCTOBER 3
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Too easy: Uzbek world champion toys with Carlo Paalam on way to Asiad semifinals

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PH earns Asian Games sepak takraw bronze, snaps 33-year drought

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Gilas Pilipinas survives massive Iran comeback, clinches 1st Asiad semis in 21 years

Gilas Pilipinas survives massive Iran comeback, clinches 1st Asiad semis in 21 years
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HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iran – 19th Asian Games basketball quarterfinal

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iran – 19th Asian Games basketball quarterfinal
OCTOBER 2
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Gilas Women exit Asian Games after quarterfinal loss to South Korea

Gilas Women exit Asian Games after quarterfinal loss to South Korea
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Elreen Ando scores bronze for PH weightlifting in Asian Games

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Gilas Pilipinas crushes Qatar to set up quarterfinal date with Iran in Asian Games

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Hidilyn Diaz falls short of weightlifting medal, places 4th in Asian Games

Hidilyn Diaz falls short of weightlifting medal, places 4th in Asian Games
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Hidilyn Diaz, Elreen Ando hope to lift PH to more golds in Asian Games

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HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Qatar – 19th Asian Games basketball

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OCTOBER 1
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‘Happy but hurting’: PH bet Patrick Coo bags BMX bronze 

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ATHLETICS: Kristina Knott and John Tolentino hope to add to the country’s medal haul after securing final berths in their respective events.

Tolentino topped his heat (13.70 seconds) to advance to the medal round of the men’s 110m hurdles, while Knott finished second in her heat (24.02 seconds) in the women’s 200m to also qualify in the final round.

SEPTEMBER 30
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No surprise as EJ Obiena shatters Asian Games record for PH’s breakthrough gold

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Japan goes berserk, ends Filipinas’ historic Asian Games debut

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Gilas 3×3 exits Asian Games after falling short vs South Korea in quarters

Gilas 3×3 exits Asian Games after falling short vs South Korea in quarters
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Carlo Paalam outlasts Kyrgyz foe to reach Asian Games boxing quarterfinals

Carlo Paalam outlasts Kyrgyz foe to reach Asian Games boxing quarterfinals
SEPTEMBER 29
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Eumir Marcial inches closer to Asian Games boxing medal, John Marvin exits after stoppage loss

Eumir Marcial inches closer to Asian Games boxing medal, John Marvin exits after stoppage loss

SWIMMING: The Philippine team of Tiea Isabella Salvino, Thanya Angelyn dela Cruz, Jasmine Alkhaldi, and Kayla Noelle Sanchez finished fifth overall, and established a new Philippine record time of 8:12.80 in the finals of the 4x200m freestyle swimming.

The Philippines was the best Southeast Asian country in the race dominated by China, which checked in with a time of 7:49.34.

The Pinay tankers’ clocking shattered the previous national mark of 8:15.46, set in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games by Alkhaldi, Xiandi Chua, Nicole Oliva, and Remedy Rule.

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Direct trip to Paris denied as Nesthy Petecio suffers early exit in Asian Games boxing

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Pontejos sizzles anew as Gilas Women drub Hong Kong by 36 points

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Alex Eala bags 2nd Asian Games bronze with Alcantara in doubles

Alex Eala bags 2nd Asian Games bronze with Alcantara in doubles
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EJ Obiena tipped to end PH hunt for breakthrough gold in Asian Games

EJ Obiena tipped to end PH hunt for breakthrough gold in Asian Games

TRIATHLON: The Philippines fell short in its men’s triathlon bid as Japan completed a 1-2 finish.

Fernando Casares, the Philippines’ two-time Southeast Asian Games champion, finished 10th in the swim-bike-run event with a time of 2 hours and 53 seconds.

Other Filipino bet Andrew Kim Remolino (2:04.47) wound up 13th in the 29-man field, where 12 did not finish.

Kenji Nener (1:50.54) captured the gold while fellow Japanese Makoto Odakura (1:51.49) clinched silver. Kazakhstan’s Ayan Beisenbayev (1:52.25) rounded out the podium finishers.

SEPTEMBER 28
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Filipinas book historic Asian Games football quarterfinal spot

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SEPTEMBER 27
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Wushu’s Mandal assured of Asian Games silver; Padua, Tabugara bag bronzes

Wushu’s Mandal assured of Asian Games silver; Padua, Tabugara bag bronzes
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Pontejos, Castillo rain threes as Gilas Women start Asian Games with Kazakhstan rout

Pontejos, Castillo rain threes as Gilas Women start Asian Games with Kazakhstan rout

JUDO: The Philippine judo team will go home without a single medal after it bowed to Thailand in the round of 16 of the mixed team event.

Olympian Kiyomi Watanabe yielded to former Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Thonthan Satjadet (women’s +70kg); Ryoko Salinas surrendered to Supattra Nanonong via ippon in the first 31 minutes of action (women’s -70kg); John Viron Ferrer lost to Wei Fuyang (men’s -90kg); and Carl Dave Aneseta got beaten by Kittipong Hantratin (men’s +90kg). 

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Gilas 3×3 trips Hong Kong to stay perfect, zeroes in on Asian Games quarterfinals

Gilas 3×3 trips Hong Kong to stay perfect, zeroes in on Asian Games quarterfinals

ESPORTS: The Sibol team of Robert de Guzman picked up a win and a loss in the Dream Three Kingdoms 2 event as the Philippines booked a quarterfinal berth.

De Guzman and his teammates first turned back the Sardor Azimov-led Uzbekistan, 1-0, before bowing to the Meirlan Yanmakhanov-powered Kazakhstan, 1-0, to place second in Group B. Only the top two teams in each group advanced to the quarterfinals.

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Alex Eala guaranteed bronze after stunning Japanese foe in Asian Games comeback

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SWIMMING: Philippine bet Xiandi Chua secured a spot in the final round of the women’s 400m individual medley tonight at 8:38 pm after finishing third in heat 2 with time of 4:55.83.

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Hobbling Margielyn Didal stumbles in Asian Games title defense

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SKATEBOARDING: Former Asian Games champion Margielyn Didal decides to pass up on her fourth and fifth trick attempts. She is set to finish at 8th and last place in the women’s street final with 23.39 points.

SKATEBOARDING: Margielyn Didal has yet to land a trick after two tries. She appears to hurt her right arm after her second trick attempt.

SKATEBOARDING: No medal for Margielyn Didal as she ends her second run with 12.83 points. She fails to finish her second run as she stumbles twice no thanks to an apparent injury.

KEY EVENTS: The Philippines hopes to pick up the pace in its medal quest as skateboarding star Margielyn Didal (10 am) and gymnast Kursten Lopez (3 pm) see action in the finals, while tennis ace Alex Eala (10 am) aims for a final four spot. Gilas Women (5:30 pm) debut in women’s basketball against Kazakhstan, while unbeaten Gilas Men 3×3 (4:20 pm) look to sustain their surprise run in 3×3 basketball.

SEPTEMBER 26
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Brownlee, Kouame form one-two punch as Gilas Pilipinas routs Bahrain in Asian Games

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Alex Eala downs Indian foe to clinch first Asian Games singles quarterfinal berth

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WOMEN’S SWIMMING: Xiandi Chua places third in women’s 200m backstroke heats to qualify for the final later in the day.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING: Kayla Sanchez finishes first in women’s 100m freestyle heats to qualify for the final later in the day.

WOMEN’S SOFTBALL: Blu Girls drub Thailand, 11-0, in the first match of the round robin group phase.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Bahrain – 19th Asian Games basketball

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SEPTEMBER 25
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World. No 20 South Korea drubs Filipinas in Asian Games

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North Korean shooters snub South Koreans on Asian Games podium

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Gilas Women 3×3 pull out from Asian Games as organizers deny replacement

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Alex Eala scores shutout win in Asian Games debut

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SEPTEMBER 24
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Marcial advances, Magno gets boot as PH boxers turn in contrasting results in Asian Games

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Agatha Wong falls short in Asian Games wushu as Brunei ends 2-decade medal drought

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Hosts China claims first gold of Asian Games

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SEPTEMBER 23
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Hangzhou Asian Games opening ceremony dazzles as Xi Jinping graces event

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SEPTEMBER 22

Sarina Bolden, Quinley Quezda, and Katrina Guillou slot in the goals to give head coach Mark Torcaso a victory in his debut match for the Philippine women’s football team.

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Filipinas score pivotal win vs Hong Kong in Asian Games football opener

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Fresh from its historic World Cup run, the Philippine women’s football team kicks off its campaign against Hong Kong at 4 pm on Friday, with new coach Mark Torcaso also debuting for the Filipinas.

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SEPTEMBER 21

The Philippine men’s volleyball team, coming off a historic Asian Games win that broke a 49-year drought, quickly bows out of contention after a sweep loss to Japan Team B. 

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Japan Team B boots PH out of 19th Asian Games men’s volleyball contention

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POC chief Bambol Tolentino vows to fight “a thousand times” as Gilas Pilipinas awaits the decision on its plea to include Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo, Mo Tautuaa, and Jason Perkins in the final roster.

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Gilas roster fate still hangs just 2 days before Asian Games kickoff

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SEPTEMBER 20

Gilas Pilipinas gets a crack at multiple medals as it competes in all four basketball competitions in the Asian Games.

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Bryan Bagunas shows the way as the Philippines wins in the Asian Games men’s volleyball for the first time since the 1974 edition.

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PH sweeps Afghanistan, earns first Asian Games men’s volley win in nearly 5 decades

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SEPTEMBER 19

The Philippines got a rude welcome back to Asian Games men’s volleyball after a near five-decade absence, bowing to Indonesia in a close sweep, 25-22, 25-23, 25-20.

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SEPTEMBER 18

Two champions will serve as the Philippines’ flag bearers in the Asian Games.

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EJ Obiena, Margielyn Didal to serve as PH flag bearers in Asian Games

EJ Obiena, Margielyn Didal to serve as PH flag bearers in Asian Games

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