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The Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 in 2023 officially opens on September 23 in Hangzhou, China.
The Philippines is sending a delegation of 396 athletes from 40 sports who will try to bring success to the country in the pandemic-delayed continental meet that will run from September 23 to October 8.
Should luck and the judges’ admiration come to their aid, poomsae aces Jocel Lyn Ninobla and King Patrick Perez might well be the first Filipinos on the medal stand of the 19th Asian Games.
Both of them Southeast Asian Games champions early this year, Perez is No. 4 in the rankings of the men’s individual poomsae while Ninobla, a former world champion, could easily get past the initial round when competitions begin Sunday.
Postponed for a year chiefly due to the pandemic, the delay that hit the 19th Asian Games was worth the wait and made incredibly stunning by the lavish and space-age opening ceremony on Saturday night.
Shortly after Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, a festival of lights immediately took over and a dazzling visual show featuring splendid cultural attractions and the best China could offer.
Tennis prodigy Alex Eala secured an opening-round bye in women’s singles during the draw on Saturday before the 19th Asian Games officially got off the ground.
The 18-year-old Eala clinched the fourth seeding in the tournament after a series of impressive performances in high-profile meets overseas.
Kayla Noelle Sanchez is out to demonstrate a sprinkling of her billing in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay on Sunday at the kick-off of aquatic events in the 19th Asian Games.
Though joining two-time Olympian Jasmine Alkhaldi, Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Tiea Isabella Salvino and Miranda Renner in the quartet swim comes as an aperitif, Sanchez cutting through water at high speed will quantify if she’s really good as advertised.
Agatha Wong has adapted to juggling her time between training and medical school.
Although both are demanding, Wong prefers not to return home without a medal from the 19th Asian Games.
Asian Games opening ceremony at ‘Big Lotus’
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Less than 24 hours before Gilas Pilipinas’ flight for the 19th Asian Games in China, interim national coach Tim Cone offered no resolution to the manpower woes hounding the program.
“We don’t have anything,” Cone told a pair of reporters shortly after Gilas’ practice at Philsports Arena in Pasig City on a rainy Saturday afternoon, referring to the status of Terrence Romeo, Calvin Abueva, Jason Perkins and Mo Tautuaa.
From autonomous bug zappers to android pianists and driverless ice-cream trucks, machines rule the world — at least at China’s Asian Games.
The Games open Saturday after a one-year delay because of COVID-19 with about 12,000 athletes and thousands of journalists, technical officials and spectators descending on Hangzhou.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will declare the Asian Games open at a glittering ceremony in Hangzhou on Saturday, kickstarting a sporting behemoth that boasts more athletes than the Olympics.
After being delayed by a year due to China’s strict zero-Covid regime, more than 12,000 competitors from 45 nations across Asia and the Middle East are in the eastern city to compete in 40 sports.
The Asian Games are an attention grabber. For starters, they involve more participants than the Summer Olympics.
Organizers say more than 12,000 will be entered when the opening ceremony takes place Saturday in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. This is more than the 10,500 expected for next year’s Paris Olympics.
And so it begins.
EJ Obiena, a prime candidate for a gold medal in the pole vault competition, kicks off his national team duties by sharing the flag-bearing task for the Philippine delegation with Margielyn Didal in Saturday’s opening ceremonies of the 19th Asian Games (Asiad) at the cavernous Hangzhou Olympic Centre Stadium here in Hangzhou, China.
Gilas Pilipinas triumphed over visiting Changwon LG Sakers on Friday night, pocketing some sort of a morale boost ahead of the 19th Asian Games.
The Philippines held off the Korean Basketball League semifinalists in Justin Brownlee’s first-ever competitive game since a procedure to clear his left ankle of bone spurs, and at a time when the basketball leaders hold their breath over the eligibility of four of its original picks for the final roster.
HANGZHOU, China—Women power was at the heart of a magnificent Philippine finish back in the 2018 Asian Games (Asiad) in Indonesia.
It would be nice if Filipino male athletes could earn their share of the spotlight this time.
Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Bambol’ Tolentino reiterated on Friday his goal of at least matching the four-gold haul from four years ago—only this time, he hopes the men will come to save the day.
HANGZHOU, China—While a medal in the 19th Asian Games could stand out as a highlight in their resume, the country’s sharpshooters won’t veer away from the ultimate dream of boarding a flight next year to the Paris Olympics.
Olympians Jayson Valdez, Paul Bryan Rosario and Eric Ang will keep their eye on the prize as the Philippine national shooting team seeks to end its dearth of medals in the continental scene.
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