LOOK: Jordan Clarkson leads 2018 Asian Games PH delegation
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Jordan Clarkson looked every bit proud waving the Philippine flag as the Filipino-American NBA player led the country's 272-strong delegation in the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Asian Games here on Saturday night, August 18.
Clarkson served as flag-bearer of the Philippine contingent that donned a modern barong tagalog designed by noted couturier Randy Ortiz. The custom-made barong features an embroidered “harimanok ” and sun on both breasts
The Cleveland Cavaliers guard officially made it to the Asian Games lineup last Wednesday, August 15 after he received clearance from the NBA. He immediately accepted the role as the country's flag-bearer.
LOOK: PSC Medical Head Dr. Randolph Molo posing with Team Pilipinas cagers @JordanClarksons and @jcy18 at the 18th #AsianGames2018 opening ceremony at the GBK Stadium. | via @psc_gov #AsianGames LIVE UPDATES: https://t.co/hVttfJAWGx pic.twitter.com/5igWEboO7N— Rappler Sports (@RapplerSports) August 18, 2018
Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas also beamed with excitement as he heads his first major international competition six months into the position.
Among the Philippine delegates caught on the TV broadcast was basketball's favorite vlogger Christian Standhardinger, who made sure to catch everything in action with his pocket-sized camera.
The Philippines will compete in 33 sports from August 18 to September 2.
LABAN PILIPINAS! PUSO!— Rappler Sports (@RapplerSports) August 18, 2018
LOOK: The Philippine delegation at the opening ceremonies of #AsianGames2018!
Screenshots from 2018 Asian Games media center livestream https://t.co/hVttfJAWGx pic.twitter.com/RUtz92kaQA