LIVE UPDATES: Hangzhou Asian Games September 26
The competition continues in the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 in 2023 on Tuesday, September 26 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 Tuesday are Tokyo Olympian Margie Didal in skateboarding, the Philippine fencing bets, swimming medal hope Kayla Sanchez, tennis star Alex Eala and Gilas Pilipinas in men’s basketball.
The Philippine Blu Girls rolled to an 11-0 romp of Thailand in just four innings on Tuesday for a winning start to their bid for a breakthrough medal finish in women’s softball competitions of the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Leaning on five runs in the first inning and limiting Thailand to just two hits, the Blu Girls were able to win the contest that was abbreviated due to a seven-run mercy rule at Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Center.
Thailand’s lower-ranked Kasidit Samrej stunned Kwon 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the men’s singles second round in Hangzhou on Monday, triggering a furious response from the 25-year-old South Korean.
Arnel Mandal and Gideon Fred Padua gave Team Philippines a pair of virtual bronze medals in wushu on Tuesday night in men’s sanda at the Xiaoshan Guali Sports Centre here in the 19th Asian Games.
Clemente Tabugara Jr. later made it three assured bronzes after downing Kazakhstan’s Abdusamat Ashirov, 2-0, in the men’s 65kg.
Host China on Tuesday won the Asian Games’ first-ever gold in eSports in a landmark for gaming, beating Malaysia 2-0 in the smartphone game Arena of Valor.
Sanchez touched the wall at fifth in 54.69 seconds, surpassing the 54.70 clocking she earlier posted in the qualifying heats.
History beckons for the Gilas Pilipinas Women when they make their long-awaited debut in the Asian Games on Wednesday.
Looking to give Gilas Women a rude welcome on the continental stage is Kazakhstan, a perennial contender that made the quarterfinal in the last two stagings, in their 5:30 p.m. clash at SX Olympic Stadium.
A stinging 5-1 defeat in the hands of South Korea last Monday is not the end of the road for the Philippine women’s football team in the 19th Asian Games here.
Carlo Paalam smartly evaded a much taller rival in Jordan’s Mohammad Jajeh Abu and threw accurate hits that mattered to rule his opening bout at the 19th Asian Games.
The Tokyo Olympics boxing silver medalist received the approval from the judges after three rounds in a unanimous 5-0 victory in the men’s 57kg round of 32 at the Hangzhou Gymnasium here.
Gilas Pilipinas broke away early and played with sustained brilliance on Tuesday to crush Bahrain, 89-61, for a swashbuckling start in the 19th Asian Games men’s basketball tournament at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in China.
Justin Brownlee got going right from the jump, his do-it-all play resulting in 20 points and 10 rebounds that went with three assists and three steals.
Alex Eala marched to the quarterfinals of women’s singles in tennis at the 19th Asian Games on Tuesday.
Seeded fourth in the tournament, Eala subdued India’s Rutuja Sampatrao Bhosale, 7-6 (5), 6-2, in nearly two hours of fierce exchange at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Tennis Court here.
The 27-year-old Gimena fell prey to Khuslen Otgonbayar of Mongolia via ippon in the Round of 16 of the women’s -78-kilogram class while the 26-year-old Aseneta surrendered to Won Jonghoon of South Korea also via ippon in the Round of 16 of the men’s -100-kg event.
Kayla Sanchez broke the national record and emerged fastest in her heat to earn a spot in the evening medal race of the women’s 100-meter freestyle on Tuesday in the 19th Asian Games.
Sanchez touched the wall first in 54.70 seconds at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Aquatic Arena, easily beating Japan’s Nagisa Ikemoto (55.02) and South Korea’s Soeun Jeong (56.33) in the second of four qualifying heats.
The event’s defending champion registered 41.53 points on her second run and made the eight-competitor cut among nine skaters.
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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 (Asiad) where one medal bet suffered an unexpected loss in the pool but vowed to bounce back.
The 26-year-old veteran taolu specialist Inso 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.
CJ Perez barely saw action in the Fiba World Cup, but the spitfire guard hardly sees that as a reason not to heed another call from the Gilas Pilipinas program.
One of four late PBA standouts tapped by interim management as contingency measures for the 19th Asian Games, Perez cut short his vacation to join the training squad during its short camp at Inspire Sports Academy in Laguna.
HANGZHOU, CHINA—Prized pug Eumir Marcial sets out on a clear mission on his farewell Olympic bid with the path toward that goal anything but easy.
As Marcial goes deeper into his 19th Asian Games (Asiad) campaign where success means an automatic qualification next year for the Paris Olympics, the veteran knows that the road to the glitzy fashion capital for the summer Games will get bumpier.
The Tokyo Olympics middleweight bronze medalist, forced to fight in a heavier weight at 80 kilograms here, has to get Vietnam’s Nguyen Manh Cuong out of the way in their quarterfinals duel on Tuesday at Hangzhou Gymnasium.
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