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Biographies

NOC Profile

  • General interest
    • Highlights : Philippines is one of only six countries to have competed in every edition of the Asian Games, and hosted the second edition in Manila in 1954.

      In the early years of the Asian Games, Philippines were the dominant basketball team. The men's team won four consecutive gold medals between 1951 and 1962, with Carlos Loyzaga, nicknamed the Big Difference, a member of all four teams and he is the only Filipino athlete to win four gold medals.

      Philippines' most successful athletes also date back to the early years of the Games, and its male and female athletes with the most medals both competed in the 1950s and 1960s. Female swimmer Haydee Espinoza won 10 medals, including three gold, between 1954 and 1962, and male shooter Adolfo Feliciano won two gold in a total haul of 10 medals between 1954 and 1966.

      In Guangzhou in 2010, Philippines won three gold medals - one each in boxing, bowling and pool.
  • Anthem
    • Title : Lupang Hinirang [Chosen Land]
    • Composer : Words translated from poem by Jose Palma, music by Julian Felipe.
    • Inducted : 1956
  • Officials
    • NOC President's name : Jose Cojuangco Jr
    • NOC general secretary's name : Stephen Chu Hontiveros
  • Participation
    • First AG Appearance : 1951
    • Number of AG Appearances : 17 [Incheon included]
    • Medals per sport
      sportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
      Athletics11102950
      Basketball4127
      Bowling78823
      Boxing1582548
      Chess0101
      Cycling Road0011
      Cycling Track0279
      Dance Sports0022
      Diving0011
      Equestrian Eventing0011
      Equestrian Jumping1102
      Golf14712
      Karate0156
      Pool4419
      Rowing0011
      Sailing0101
      Shooting6121533
      Swimming10315495
      Taekwondo041620
      Tennis391325
      Volleyball0011
      Weightlifting0538
      Wrestling Freestyle0224
      Wushu15814
      Total63109202374

      Medals per year
      YearGoldSilverBronzeTotal
      201034916
      200646919
      2002371626
      1998151218
      199432813
      199012710
      198645918
      198223914
      197844614
      1974021113
      1970191222
      19662152542
      1962762437
      19589192048
      195414141745
      195156819
      Total63109202374