WATCH: Team Philippines pulls off 2018 Asian Games surprise
MANILA, Philippines – Team Philippines took the spotlight in 2018 as several national athletes pulled off unexpected victories in this year's Asian Games and Para Games.
After a measly one-gold finish in 2014, Team Philippines surprised the country with 4 gold medals from weightlifting's Hidilyn Diaz, skateboarding's Margielyn Didal, golf's Yuka Saso, and the women's golf team in the 2018 Asiad.
The delegation finished 19th overall in the 45-nation tournament, a slight jump from the previous edition's 22nd ranking.
In the Asian Para Games, Ernie Gawilan and Sander Severino powered the Philippines to 11th place after the team pocketed 10 gold medals. – Rappler.com