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LIVE UPDATES: Hangzhou Asian Games September 25

/ 09:20 AM September 25, 2023

Hangzhou Asian games 2022 in 2023 live updates

The competition continues in the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 in 2023 on Monday, September 25 in Hangzhou, China.

The Philippines has 396 athletes from 40 sports in this year’s Asian Games.


Some of those seeing action for Team Philippines on Monday are Tokyo Olympian Jayson Valdez in shooting, fellow Tokyo campaigner Kurt Barbosa in taekwondo, rowers Cris Nievares and Joanie Delgaco in the sculls final, Filipinos swimmers led by Kayla Sanchez, and tennis star Alex Eala in women’s singles.


Asian Games: Filipinas fall to South Korea

Filipinas Asian Games

Filipinas at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.–PFF PHOTO

The Filipinas couldn’t sustain a dream start orchestrated by Sarina Bolden after being handed a 5- 1 beating by South Korea in the women’s football competitions of the Hangzhou Asian Games on Monday at Wenzhou Sports Center Stadium.

Bolden’s 24th international goal that came eight minutes into the match proved to be the only bright spot as South Korea responded heavily, relegating the Philippines to a do-or-die affair for a possible slot in the quarterfinals.


Asian Games: Kayla Sanchez places sixth, stays upbeat on medal chances

Kayla Sanchez Asian Games 50m backstroke

Kayla Sanchez competes in the women’s 50m backstroke at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.–ASIAN GAMES POOL PHOTO

Kayla Sanchez checked in sixth in the women’s 50m backstroke finals on Monday in the 19th Asian Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Aquatic Sports Arena.

But the 22-year-old transferee from Canada isn’t losing hope, confident that she could grab a medal in the pool over the next couple of days after clocking 28.66 seconds in the event.

Asian Games: Eslapor, Rodriguez post PH’s best beach volley finish at 5th

Eslapor Rodriguez beach volleyball

FILE-Eslapor and Dij Rodriguez. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Philippine women’s volleyball team’s stint at the 19th Asian Games ended after Dij Rodriguez and Gen Eslapor yielded to Japan’s Sayaka Mizoe and Miki Ishii, 21-16, 21-11, in the beach volleyball quarterfinal on Monday at Ningbo Banbianshan Beach Volleyball Centre in Hangzhou, China.

It only took 38 minutes for the Japanese to eliminate Rodriguez and Eslapor and advance to the semifinal.

Asian Games: Aaron Bado loses to Thai foe after cut

Aaron Bado Asian Games

Aaron Bado loses his opening bout in the Asian Games. Photo screengrabbed from ONE Sports’ YouTube

Aaron Bado’s Asian Games campaign came to an abrupt end on Monday.

Bado lost to Thailand’s Thitisan Panmot via referee stoppage in the men’s 51kg class at Hangzhou Gymnasium.

Gilas expects early test vs Bahrain in Asian Games

Justin Brownlee June Mar Fajardo Gilas Asian Games

Gilas Pilipinas.–MARLO CUETO/

The real test begins for Gilas Pilipinas on Tuesday when it makes its highly-anticipated debut in the 19th Asian Games.

The all-pro unit takes on a Bahrain side which Cone describes as a “challenge” against a team that has faced major adversities in the last two weeks leading to the continental showpiece.

On to the next for Alex Eala in the Asian Games

Today marks my first ever Asian games match. We on to a good start! 💪🇵🇭#AsianGames

Posted by Alex Eala on Monday, September 25, 2023

Asian Games: Olympian Kurt Barbosa suffers early exit

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FILE–Philippines’ Kurt Bryan Barbosa (Red) compete in the taekwondo men’s -58kg elimination round bout during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Tokyo on July 24, 2021. (Photo by Javier SORIANO / AFP)

Kurt Barbosa fought with a sense of urgency throughout, but he just couldn’t solve the mystery of Uzbekistan’s Omonjon Otajonov to drop his opening bout in the 19th Asian Games.

Otajonov escaped with a 2-0 win in taekwondo men’s -58kg round of 32 at the Lin’an Sports Culture and Exhibition Centre on Monday, surviving a fiery exchange with the Filipino Olympian in two rounds.

Asian Games: Jones Inso wins wushu bronze for PH’s second medal

Jones Inso Asian Games

Wushu – 2018 Asian Games – Men’s Taijijian – JIExpo Kemayoran Hall B – Jakarta, Indonesia – August 22, 2018. Jones Llabres Inso of the Philippines competes. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Jones Inso got a share of the limelight in wushu men’s taijiquan-taijijian all-around on Monday, generating another bronze medal for the Philippines in the 19th Asian Games.

The 26-year-old veteran taolu specialist clinched the podium spot behind China’s Gao Haonan and Hong Kong’s Hui Tak Yan with a combined effort of 9.746 points in the taijiquan event and 9.470 in the taijijian discipline.

Gilas Men 3×3 beat Jordan in Asian Games opener

Gilas Pilipinas Men 3x3 Asian Games

Gilas Pilipinas Men’s 3×3 team at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.–Photo from ONE Sports IG

Gilas Pilipinas Men 3×3 began their Asian Games bid on the right foot on Monday in Hangzhou, China.

The quartet of Bryan Sajonia, Bismarck Lina, Justine Sanchez and JR Pasaol beat Jordan, 13-8, in Pool A.

Eumir Marcial cruises in light heavy debut, braces for tougher competition

Eumir Marcial Asian Games

Eumir Marcial scores a convincing win in his opening bout at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.–ASIAN GAMES POOL PHOTO

Eumir Marcial came through with a dominant showing in his light heavyweight debut, but Irish Magno bowed out of contention as the two Olympians suffered contrasting fates at the start of the boxing competitions in the 19th Asian Games.

Marcial, 27, scored an overwhelming 5-0 victory over Dalai Gadzorig of Mongolia at the Hangzhou gymnasium to advance in the Round of 16 of the men’s 80 kg class.

Asian Games: Youngster Mazel Alegado, Jericho Francisco miss out on medals

Mazel Alegado Asian Games

Asian Games – Hangzhou 2022 – Skateboarding – Qiantang Roller Sports Centre, Hangzhou, China – September 25, 2023 Philippines’ Mazel Paris Alegado in action during the Women’s Park Final REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

Skateboarders Jericho Francisco and nine-year-old Mazel Alegado bid their medal chances adieu at the 19th Asian Games here.

Alegado, the youngest competitor in these Games, ended up seventh out of eight finalists in the women’s park event after churning out a best run of 52.85 points at the Qiantang Roller Sports Centre.

Asian Games: Kayla Sanchez, Teia Salvino qualify for 50m backstroke final

Teia Salvino Asian Games

The Philippines’ Teia Salvino at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.–ASIAN GAMES POOL PHOTO

Kayla Sanchez breezed through the qualifying heat and progressed to the medal race of the women’s 50-meter backstroke in the 19th Asian Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium.

Sanchez, just a night’s rest removed from leading the country’s 4x100m freestyle relay team to a national record-shattering performance, wound up second in her heat after clocking 28.86 second behind South Korea’s Lee Eunji (28.80).

Alex Eala shows class in dominant Asian Games debut

Alex Eala Asian Games

Alex Eala (center) with Philippine ambassador to China Jaime Florcruz (fourth from left) and parents Rizza and Mike (fourth and third from right) after the Filipino tennis ace’s dominant start to her maiden Asian Games.–JUNE NAVARRO/INQUIRER

Alex Eala put on a show in her Asian Games debut, pummeling Sarah Ibrahim Khan, 6-0, 6-0, in women’s singles tennis on Monday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre.

Ranged against a rival nearly twice her age, the 18-year-old Filipino tennis prodigy simply overpowered the 32-year-old Khan from start to finish, highlighted by a couple of aces, to progress to the next round.

Gilas Women 3×3 team pulls out of Asian Games

Gilas Pilipinas Women coach Pat Aquino

Gilas Pilipinas Women coach Pat Aquino.–MARLO CUETO/

Gilas Pilipinas Women’s 3×3 team pulled out of the 19th Asian Games after organizers here thumbed down its request to include two replacement players.

According to national coach Patrick Aquino, they were given no choice but to back out with only two players left—Camille Nolasco and Louna Ozar—in the lineup.

Asian Games: Joanie Delgaco places fifth in rowing final

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PH rower Joanie Delgaco at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. –JUNE NAVARRO/INQUIRER

Rower Joanie Delgaco fell short in the finals of the women’s single sculls in the 19th Asian Games early Monday at the Fuyang Water Sports Center.

Delgaco, the 2019 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, reached the line fifth in the 2,000-meter race among six medal hopefuls after clocking eight minutes and 5.93 seconds.

Asian Games Medal Tally as of September 25, 9:30 a.m.

Asian Games September 25 Gold Medal Schedule

Asian Games September 25 Gold Medal Schedule

After underwhelming World Cup, Scottie seeks redemption in Asian Games

Scottie Thompson (left) was hardly in focus during the World Cup. —AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Scottie Thompson (left) was hardly in focus during the World Cup. —AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Scottie Thompson knows his performance during the 2023 Fiba World Cup was subpar.

And while he’s raring to make up for it in the 19th Asian Games, the Barangay Ginebra star is wary that such eagerness gets in the way of what truly matters.

“It was a low performance for me. But I know what my capabilities are,” he told the Inquirer in Filipino. “Going into the Asian Games, my mindset is to atone. But I also have to make sure that doing so doesn’t overlap with serving the team, our circle.”

Poomsae artist Perez gets first Asiad medal for PH

Patrick King Perez Asian Games poomsae bronze

Patrick King Perez wins poomsae bronze at Asian Games.–ASIAN GAMES POOL PHOTO

Patrick King Perez gave the country something to cheer for on Sunday, delivering the first podium performance for Team Philippines in the 19th Asian Games (Asiad) with a bronze finish in the men’s individual poomsae here in Hangzhou, China.

“Just a few months back I was holding a gold medal in the SEA (South East Asian) Games, so it’s really hard to believe that I’ve won a medal again in my first Asian Games,’’ said Perez after his dual routine took him as far as the semifinals, where he lost to Chinese Taipei’s Ma Yun Zhong.

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