The Philippines at the Tokyo Olympics: Who are the final bets?

Since the Philippines first participated in the 1924 Paris Olympics, the country has been able to win a total of 10 medals, three silvers and seven bronzes. The first was in the 1928 edition, courtesy of swimmer Teofilo Yldefonso's bronze in the men's 200m backstroke. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz is the country's latest Olympic medalist, having won silver in the 2016 Rio Games.

The Philippine Olympic Committee had said it looking to send at least 16 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, and that mark has been surpassed. Here is the final list of the 19 Filipino athletes who will be competing in Tokyo, plus a summary of what happened to the others who unfortunately fell short.

Last updated on July 2, 2021

Windsurfing bets Charizanne Napa, Yancy Kaibigan, Gaylord Coveta, and Renz Angelo Comboy fell short in their qualification event, the 2021 Mussanah Open Championship held in Oman from Apr. 1-8.

Canoe-kayak bets have withdrawn from the Asian Olympic Qualifiers set in Thailand after a positive Covid test in one member of the delegation.

Per POC president Bambol Tolentino, Daniel Caluag and Ariana Dormitorio are both no longer in the running for Olympic slots in cycling after their world rankings dropped.

Fencers Samantha Kyle Catantan, Nathaniel Perez, Hanniel Abella, Noelito Jose, Jr., Jylyn Nicanor, Christian Jhester Concepcion all failed to qualify at the FIE Olympic Zone Qualifying Events for Asia & Oceania held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan Apr. 25-26.

The men's 3x3 basketball team failed to advance to the knockout stages of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Graz, Austria.

Patrick Bren Coo failed to advance in the 2021 UCI BMX Race World Cup Rounds 3-4 in Bogota, Colombia.

The surfing bets failed to qualify in the ISA World Surfing Games in El Salvador.

The karate bets failed to qualify in the World Olympic Karate Qualifying Tournament in Paris.

The archery bets failed to qualify in the Paris 2021 World Cup Stage 3 held June 17-21.

Gilas Pilipinas failed to advance to the semifinals of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade.


Ernest John Obiena (Athletics - men's pole vault)

Carlos Yulo (Gymnastics - Artistic)

Eumir Marcial (Boxing - men's middleweight)

Irish Magno (Boxing - women's flyweight)

Nesthy Petecio (Boxing - women's featherweight)

Carlo Paalam (Boxing - men's flyweight)

Hidilyn Diaz (Weightlifting - women's 55kg)

Cris Nievarez (Rowing - men's single sculls)

Kurt Barbosa (Taekwondo - men's -58kg)

Margielyn Didal (Skateboard - women's street)

Elreen Ando (weightlifting - women's 64kg)

Jayson Valdez (Shooting - men's air rifle 10m)

Juvic Pagunsan (Men's golf)

Kristina Knott (Athletics - women's 200m)

Kiyomi Watanabe (Judo - women's -63kg)

Bianca Pagdanganan (Women's golf)

Yuka Saso (Women's golf)

Remedy Rule (Swimming - women's 200m butterfly)

Luke Gebbie (Swimming - men's 50m and 100m freestyle)