The Philippines will open its Tokyo Olympics campaign with 19 athletes – a delegation tipped to have the strongest chances of winning a historic Olympic gold as it's led by world champion gymnast Carlos Yulo, 2016 Rio Games silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, and 2021 US Women's Open champion Yuka Saso.
Four-time Southeast Asian Games judo gold medalist Kiyomi Watanabe round out the 19 as she will carry the Philippine flag alongside Marcial in the opening ceremony on Friday, July 23.
In this episode, get to know more about each Filipino Olympian who is eager to claim glory in Tokyo. – Rappler.com
More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.