crazy (medal) prosperous Asians

crazy (medal) prosperous Asians

PINOY hopes and aspirations are always high when the Asiad rolls alongside.

The 18th version of the Asian video games formally opened on August 18, and should run through September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

for 3 weeks, the most suitable athletes from the area will compete in 36 sporting pursuits : aquatics, athletics, archery, badminton, baseball and softball, basketball, bowling, boxing, canoeingkayaking, cricket, cycling, equestrian, fencing, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kabbadi, karate, modern pentathlon, rowing, rugby sevens, sailing, sepak takraw, shooting, soccer, squash, table tennis, triathlon, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling and wushu.

also called The Asiad, the video games advanced from the a long way japanese video games, which become created in 1913 via Elwood Brown, then president of the Philippine novice Athletic affiliation, who proposed the advent of a “some distance japanese Olympic games” to China and Japan. the first adventure become held on the Manila Carnival grounds that could  later become the Rizal Memorial sports complex on Febryary 4, 2013. The Philippines performed host to China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.

We had been then one of the most powerhouse teams, chiefly in basketball. Filipino cagers captured the basketball crown within the first-ever some distance japanese games—the Asian edition of the Olympics which is what the Asian video games nonetheless is at present. definitely, the Philippines won 9 out of 10 basketball championships, bowing handiest as soon as to China 30-27, with some quarters blaming all of it on “ghastly officiating.” We received the general title as well in 1921, and all through one game the Philippines caught Asian if no longer world attention in the course of the eye-popping efforts of one Filipino cager. Lou Salvador who fathered and grandfathered all of native showbiz’s Salvador clan made an all-time list that stands so far: a person ranking of 116 in a single game in an international competitors.

The far eastern Championship games grew to become the Asian games in 1951, with the Philippines as one of the most founding members of the Asian games Federation. This became later changed by way of the Olympic Council of Asia, which nevertheless runs the games to this point.

Our most memorable Asian games participation would likely be in 1962, also in Jakarta, when the Philippines, led through Caloy Loyzaga, lorded over the basketball event, defeating each Japan and South Korea. other contributors of that crew were Boy Arazas, Narciso Bernardo, Kurt Bachmann, Gerry Cruz, Pons Marquez, Manny Jhocson, Rhoel Nadurata, Eddie Pacheco, Cristobal Ramas, Alberto “massive Boy” Reynoso and Ed Roque. The Philippines had remained undefeated in basketball through four consecutive Asian games, culminating in the extraordinary 1962 finish.

That year the country additionally ranked third average with seven golds, 4 silvers and sixteen bronze medals—a total harvest of 27 medals.

considering the fact that then, the nation’s medal haul has consistently declined, except for 1966 once we bagged a complete of 42 medals, two of them gold. The medal tally varies, with the following totals : 1970 22, 1974 13, 1978 14, 1982 14, 1986 18, 1990 10, 1994 13, 1998 18, 2002 26, 2006 19, 2010 sixteen, and 2014 15. youngsters, our 2014 participation in heon become the best Asiad the place we got here home with just one gold medal courtesy of Fil-Am Daniel Caluag in BMX cycling.

at the moment the Philippine delegation’s leading aim turned into to simply surpass the country’s three-gold, sixteen-medal haul in the 2010 Guangzhou games. It didn’t quite come close. heon turned into a heartbreak, besides the fact that children list-smart, our worst conclude would nevertheless be Tehran 1974 after we failed to produce even only one gold medal.

To this date, the most illustrious conclude the Philippines has ever had within the Asiad remains to be Manila 1954. The nation bagged 14 golds, 14 silvers and 17 bronzes for an normal second location status behind normal champion Japan.

within the present Asiad, we no longer pin our hopes on sports which have introduced us valuable Asiad rings in the past: swimming, taking pictures, bowling and athletics. as a substitute we count on our constant medal earners for the past 4 years within the fight activities of boxing, taekwondo and wushu.

so far, our medals have come courtesy of fight sports: two bronzes from poomsae guys’s and girls’s one more bronze from taekwondo Pauline Lopez plus one more bronze from wushu Agatha Wong. On Tuesday Hidilyn Diaz, our gallant champ, has finally given us our first gold in weightlifting.

might be it’s actual that Filipino athletes are naturally and culturally “designed” for the martial arts. existing ONE Championship athletes like former ONE light-weight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang and right ONE Championship strawweight contender Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, have been Asian games competitors who brought honor to the country in distinctive Asiads. earlier than topping ONE Championship’s seventy seven.1-kilogram division, Folayang changed into a two-time Asian games medalist in Wushu, shooting Bronze within the 2002 Busan Asian video games and Silver within the 2006 Doha Asian games. Rene Catalan became a gold medalist in wushu in Doha 2006.

Now all eyes should be on the Philippine boxers who’re set to originate their campaign on August 24. crew Philippines made of Rogen Ladon, Eumir Felix Marcial, Mario Fernandez, Carlo Paalam, James Palicte, Joel Bacho, Irish Magno and Nesthy Petecio will compete in eight of ten categories and want to add to the medal haul and salvage Filipino pride. Will they make it?

Hope springs eternal within the Pinoy heart.


Softball team eyeing 2020 title

Softball team eyeing 2020 title

JAKARTA – successful the gold medal for the fifth consecutive time just like the Japan softball team did is an extraordinary and magnificent feat for any athlete or crew.

however the crew feels it continues to be a long way from attaining its most beneficial aim of winning the Olympic title in Tokyo, so the gamers and group of workers have no time to relaxation on their laurels even after their latest accomplishment.

Japan beat Taiwan 7-0 in the remaining on Friday nighttime in a video game ended on the mercy rule.

one of the crucial team’s pressing, main issues is to stabilize its pitching by means of establishing greater hurlers which are as dependable as longtime ace Yukiko Ueno.

So while Japan aimed to at ease an extra Asiad gold medal, it also used the as soon as-each-4-years experience as an opportunity to verify its more youthful pitchers.

The group had two different younger hurlers, Yamato Fujita and Yukari Hamamura, on its roster.

even though she nevertheless has room to grow as a pitcher, Fujita has already develop into an irreplaceable participant as a very good two-way sensation. in the closing, the 27-12 months-old begun as a designated participant and relieved Ueno to close out the video game.

Ueno, who plays for the Taiyo Yuden crew in the jap industrial league, was the winningest pitcher while additionally successful the home run and RBI titles and league MVP during the 2016 season.

Japan teach Reika Utsugi noted that she became completely happy with the trouble via Hamamura, a 23-year-old pitcher who seemed in six games and delivered 4 wins to Japan both were crew highs.

“Our avid gamers needed to take care of the power to not lose at the Asian video games,” observed Utsugi, a former big name slugger who has guided the country wide group because 2011. “And given the cases, Hamamura carried out neatly all the way through the games.”

by contrast, Ueno changed into harsh on Hamamura. The 36-yr-historical Ueno, who serves as a pitcherpitching coach for club group BicCamera, observed, “She should develop into a stronger player so that the crew needs to use her more.”

Ueno, who’s conventional for her heroics in helping Japan trap the gold medal on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, gave up an extra-inning, stroll-off hit to the archrival u.s. on the earth championship ultimate in Chiba past this month. but looking for revenge on the North americans, the veteran remains making an attempt to extend her pitching arsenal.

Utsugi hinted that Ueno turned into trying a brand new pitch in opposition t Taiwan and also praised her need to develop into a better participant.

“She isn’t convinced with where she is. She’s trying to locate whatever new out of herself,” the 55-year-old skipper noted of Ueno, who has a pointy fastball, rising fastball and devastating changeup.

“and especially as a pitcher, it’s one against nine hitters and you can’t dangle them off with just two or three pitches. and she or he’s pouring loads of effort into it.”

Ueno advised her teammates, not only the pitchers, on the national squad to no longer be content with the Asian video games gold medals placing on their necks.

“The groups used loads of younger players on the Asian video games, but every player should contemplate how they did and capitalize on the event for the future,” Ueno referred to.

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