When Will The Philippine Athletes Compete? Here Is Team PH’s Schedule At The Tokyo Olympics

When Will The Philippine Athletes Compete? Here Is Team PH’s Schedule At The Tokyo Olympics
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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially opens tomorrow, July 23, and even though you can’t be in Japan to witness this much-awaited event in these most unusual circumstances, here are a few details that will make you feel like you’re there too.

This year, there will be 339 events across 33 sports. It has been decided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that no spectators will be allowed because Japan is currently under a state of emergency. Sports fans have been upset that they can’t watch the Games live, but thankfully livestreams of each event will be available online.

The main venue for the Games, including the opening ceremony, is the new Tokyo Olympic Stadium, while other events will be held at 41 other venues, including the Ariake Urban Sports Park, Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Yoyogi National Stadium, Nippon Budokan, and Equestrian Park.

Some events will also be held outside of Tokyo. Baseball and Softball Games will be held at the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium, while other Football tournaments will be held at Miyagi, Sapporo, and Kashima.

First Olympic Gold for the Philippines?

The Philippine Team is comprised of nineteen outstanding athletes. Since the Philippines has never won a gold medal since it debuted in the Olympics in 1924, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) decided to send 19 delegates instead of the original 16 to up the Team’s chances. All but one, Weightlifting Silver Medalist Hidilyn Diaz, are first timers at the Olympics!

For the first time, the Philippine roster is dominated by women! Ten of the 19 delegates are women, and we would love to see them make history!

To date, the Philippines has won a total of 3 Silver and 7 Bronze Olympic Medals at the Summer Olympics, and the generous donors of the Philippine team are giving our athletes a lot of motivation to win the country’s first Gold. 

Multi-million cash incentives also await the athletes from team Philippines who will take home medals. The Philippine Olympic Committee says, “Apart from international recognition, winning athletes will take home with them a hefty amount of bonus. Just this week, San Miguel Corp. big boss Ramon S. Ang offered to match the cash prize by the Manny V. Pangilinan’s Sports Foundation—Php 10 million for gold medalists, Php 5 million for silver medalists, and Php 2 million for bronze medalists.”

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Team PH event schedule

The Olympics schedule and link of the (future) results can be found online. You can also check the list of all participants joining the Games.

Below is a list of the 19 athletes who will be representing our country from Friday, July 23, until Sunday, August 8. Schedules and venues of each of their events are also included for your convenience.

Cris Nievarez

Event: Rowing – Men’s Single Sculls

Date: Friday, July 23 

Venue: Sea Forest Waterway

Carlos Yulo

Event: Gymnastics – Men’s Individual All-Around Qualifying 

Date: Saturday, July 24

Venue: Ariake Gymnastics Centre

Nesthy Petecio

Event: Boxing – Women’s Featherweight

Date: Saturday, July 24 

Venue: Kokugikan Arena 

Kurt Barbosa

Event: Taekwondo – Men’s 58kg

Date: Saturday, July 24 

Venue: Makuhari Messe Hall

Jayson Valdez

Event: Shooting – Men’s Rifle 10m 

Date: Sunday, July 25 

Venue: Asaka Shooting Range

Irish Magno

Event: Boxing – Women’s Flyweight

Date: Sunday, July 25 

Venue: Kokugikan Arena 

Carlo Paalam

Event: Boxing – Men’s Flyweight

Date: Monday, July 26 

Venue: Kokugikan Arena  

Hidilyn Diaz

Event: Weightlifting – Women’s 55kg 

Date: Monday, July 26

Venue: Tokyo International Forum 

Margielyn Didal

Event: Skateboarding – Women’s Street 

Date: Monday, July 26 

Venue: Ariake Urban Sports Park 

Eumir Marcial

Event: Boxing – Men’s Middleweight  

Date: Monday, July 26 

Venue: Kokugikan Arena

Remedy Rule

Event: Swimming – Women’s 200m Freestyle, Women’s 200m Butterfly

Date: Monday, July 26 (200m Freestyle); Tuesday, July 27 (200m Butterfly) 

Venue: Tokyo Aquatics Center

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Luke Gebbie

Event: Swimming – Men’s 100m Freestyle, Men’s 50m Freestyle

Date: Tuesday, July 27 (100m Freestyle); Friday, July 30 (50m Freestyle) 

Venue: Tokyo Aquatics Center

Kiyome Watanabe

Event: Judo – Women’s 63kg 

Date: Tuesday, July 27 

Venue: Nippon Budokan 

Elreen Ando

Event: Weightlifting – Women’s 64kg 

Date: Tuesday, July 27

Venue: Tokyo International Forum 

Juvic Pagunsan

Event: Men’s Golf 

Date: Thursday, July 29 

Venue: Kasumigaseki Golf Club 

EJ Obiena

Event: Athletics – Men’s Pole Vault

Date: Saturday, July 31 

Venue: Olympic Stadium

Kristina Knott

Event: Athletics – Women’s 200m Run

Date: Monday, August 2 

Venue: Olympic Stadium 

Bianca Pagdanganan

Event: Women’s Golf

Date: Wednesday, August 4 

Venue: Kasumigaseki Golf Club 

Yuka Saso

Event: Women’s Golf

Date: Wednesday, August 4 

Venue: Kasumigaseki Golf Club 

Watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics live on free TV via TV5 and One Sports from July 23 to August 8, 2021. You can also watch the Olympic events through Cignal Play’s website and app.

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