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Philippine athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
edited September 2019 in Sports Zone
After a breakthrough silver medal finish (Philippines' 3rd Olympic silver medal and 10 overall) in women's 53kgs in weightlifting by Hidilyn Diaz in 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The Philippines will try again to strike its very first gold medal in Tokyo. The Philippines sent 13 athletes in Rio and chances are that this number will slightly increased what with the inclusion of 3 x 3 basketball and possibly skateboarding. I will be also updating all potential qualified athletes in other sports as well. 


Reigning Asian pole vault champion Ernest Obiena became the first Olympic qualifier when he surpassed the Olympic qualifying mark of 5.80 meters by leaping 5.81 in a tournament in Chiara, Italy last September 3.

1.) Ernest Obiena - men's pole vault (September 3)
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  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    first update in Golf..

    Dottie Ardina (world ranked 264th) and Yuka Saso (world ranked 266th), who won 2 gold medals in 2018 Asian Games are ranked 44th and 45th respectively in the Olympics qualifying ranking for women in the updated list last Sept. 3, 2019. 60 golfers will compete in this event.

    Miguel Tabuena (world ranked 296th) and Angelo Que (world ranked 305th) are seeking for their second consecutive Olympic qualification (although only Tabuena played in Rio where he finished 53rd place. Que, along with Ardina, begged off due to Zika virus concern). In the updated rankings released last September 3, Tabuena is at 62nd or 2nd replacement and Que is at 64th or 4th replacement.



  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited September 2019
    Hidilyn Diaz Olympic bid continues as she is expected to compete in the 2019 World Championship that will be held in Pattaya, Thailand on Sept. 18-27. She will now be competing in the 55-kg category. This will be her first tournament in the second of three periods in a new Olympic qualification criteria set by the IWF. In this process,  Hidilyn must compete in at least one event in each of the three periods, have competed in at least six events overall, and have competed in at least one gold-level event and one other gold- or silver-level event. The three periods are set as 1 November 2018 – 30 April 2019 for the first period, 1 May 2019 – 31 October 2019 for the second, and 1 November 2019 – 30 April 2020 for the third. So far, she competed in 2018 World Championship and 2019 Asian Championship (where she won 3 silver medals in 55-kg category) to cover her first period. She is currently ranked 10th in her division as of September rankings.
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited September 2019
    The Blu Girls will compete in the final Olympic qualifiers for softball this coming Sept 24 - 29 in Shanghai, China. Host China, South Korea, Chinese-Taipeh, Indonesia, Hongkong along with Australia and New Zealand will vie for the single combined Asia-Oceania slot. It will be an uphill climb for the Blu-Girls, as they are bracketed with China, South Korea and New Zealand. They will face the Koreans on Sept. 24, the Chinese the next day and the Kiwis on the 26th. The winner of this qualifying tournament will complete the Olympic tournament roster as host Japan, World Champion the United States, Euro/African qualifier Italy, and Americas qualifiers Mexico and Canada are already there. 
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited September 2019
    With the bronze medal finish by Hidilyn Diaz in the world weightlifting championship, she moves up to 3rd in the world qualifiers ranking of the 55kg division behind 2 Chinese lifters. She needs only to join 3 more tournaments to secure her 2nd Olympic stint. Manila SEA Games will be her next schedule event. 
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    In Skateboarding, in the updated world rankings released last September 9, Asian Games champion, Margielyn Arda Didal sits at 13th rank in the Street category. The top 16 in world rankings will participate in the Games.
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    The Blu Girls advanced to the Super Round of four at the Asian/Oceania Olympic qualifier by scoring a 1-0 win over New Zealand in extra (8th) inning. They will have to beat Australia and Chinese-Taipeh in the semifinal round on Friday and Saturday respectively in order for them to advance to the Finals where the winner will secure the lone Asian/Oceania spot in 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They earlier beat South Korea and lost to China.
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    The Blu Girls officially bowed out of contention in the Asian/Oceania Olympic qualifier after they were blanked by the Australia, 0-7 in  the first day of semifinal round.
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    With both men and women 5 x 5 basketball teams now out of Olympics qualification contention, focus will now shift to 3 x 3 basketball as the Philippines is slowly climbing the world 3 x 3 rankings. According to FIBA website, it is now ranked 24th in the COMBINED world rankings as of September 30, 2019. Unfortunately, there is no published separate gender rankings that will determine which countries will qualify in the Olympics. If we take into consideration the massive promotion of Chooks-To-Go tournaments in the country where only men teams are participating (correct me if I'm wrong here.), it seems the men team is almost assured of qualifying in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament next year with only top 3 teams will qualify. As for the women team, there is no confirmed reports on how they are faring in the world rankings.
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Golf world Olympic qualification rankings update (as of September 30)


    Men - Both Angelo Que (ranked 324th) and Miguel Tabuena (ranked 329th) are currently outside of qualification rankings


    Women - Four Filipinas are in contention for 2 Olympic spots, Dottie Ardina (ranked 271st) and 2018 Asian Games double gold medallist Yuka Saso (ranked 282nd) are both inside the qualification rankings with Ardina at 44th and Saso at 45th. Clariss Guce (286th) could overtake them in the qualification rankings while Princess Superal (408th) is waiting in case one of those Filipinas who qualified will decline their participation.
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    In gymnastics, 2018 World Championship floor exercise bronze medalists Carlos Yulo is currently leading Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series points ranking in floor exercise with 70 points out of possible 90 points with Cottbus, Germany leg coming up on Nov. 21 to 24, 2019 and another 3 more legs in 2020. He only participated in 3 legs (Cottbus 2018 (3rd), Melbourne (1st) and Doha (3rd) in 2019) which he ended in podium finishes in all three legs and earned him points in the rankings. The highest 3 points will count in the rankings and the top scorer after the Doha leg in 2020 will qualify in the floor exercise event in the Tokyo Olympics.
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    so far, here is the update of the qualification status of our athletes:

    Qualified:

    1.) Ernest Obiena - men's pole vault - athletics (September 3)

    Almost there:
    1.) Hidilyn Diaz - women's 55 kgs. - weightlifting
    2.) Carlos Yulo - men's floor exercise - gymnastics
    3.) Dottie Ardina - women's individual - golf
    4.) Yuka Saso - women's individual - golf
    5.) Margielyn Arda Didal - women's street - skateboarding

    Outside looking in:
    1.) Miguel Tabuena - men's individual - golf
    2.) Angelo Que - men's individual - golf
    3.) Boxers - Asian/Oceania qualifiers (Feb. 3 -14, 2020 in Wuhan, China)
    4.) Taekwondo - Asia qualifiers (April 10-11, 2020 in Wuxi, China)
    5.) 3x3 basketball - Olympic qualifying tournament - still unannounced



  • carlos100carlos100 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    edited October 2019
    ceedee said:
    so far, here is the update of the qualification status of our athletes:

    Qualified:

    1.) Ernest Obiena - men's pole vault - athletics (September 3)

    Almost there:
    1.) Hidilyn Diaz - women's 55 kgs. - weightlifting
    2.) Carlos Yulo - men's floor exercise - gymnastics
    3.) Dottie Ardina - women's individual - golf
    4.) Yuka Saso - women's individual - golf
    5.) Margielyn Arda Didal - women's street - skateboarding

    Outside looking in:
    1.) Miguel Tabuena - men's individual - golf
    2.) Angelo Que - men's individual - golf
    3.) Boxers - Asian/Oceania qualifiers (Feb. 3 -14, 2020 in Wuhan, China)
    4.) Taekwondo - Asia qualifiers (April 10-11, 2020 in Wuxi, China)
    5.) 3x3 basketball - Olympic qualifying tournament - still unannounced



    Correct me if I am wrong but I think Carlos Yulo has just qualified for Individual All-Around!!!

    The Stuttgart 2019 website says that: 

    "The first chance to do so will also be at the World Championships 2019, where the best twelve men and 20 women in the all-around of the qualifying competition will secure a ticket for the Olympic Games. However, only one gymnast per nation and only from those countries that do not start with a team."

    He is 18th on the qualifying round, but because all (I believe!) of the top 17 are from qualified teams, he basically topped the qualified individual all-around gymnasts for not being part of a qualified team!
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited October 2019
    so far, here is the update of the qualification status of our athletes:

    Qualified:

    1.) Ernest Obiena - men's pole vault - athletics (September 3)
    2.) Carlos Yulo - men's all around - gymnastics (October 8)

    Almost there:
    1.) Hidilyn Diaz - women's 55 kgs. - weightlifting
    2.) Dottie Ardina - women's individual - golf
    3.) Yuka Saso - women's individual - golf
    4.) Margielyn Arda Didal - women's street - skateboarding

    Outside looking in:
    1.) Miguel Tabuena - men's individual - golf
    2.) Angelo Que - men's individual - golf
    3.) Boxers - Asian/Oceania qualifiers (Feb. 3 -14, 2020 in Wuhan, China)
    4.) Taekwondo - Asia qualifiers (April 10-11, 2020 in Wuxi, China)
    5.) 3x3 basketball - Olympic qualifying tournament - still unannounced

    Thanks for the update, carlos100. Carlos Yulo became the second Filipino athlete to qualify to the Tokyo Olympics this morning (Manila time) in the men's all around event at the world championship in Stuggart
  • carlos100carlos100 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    ceedee said:
    so far, here is the update of the qualification status of our athletes:

    Qualified:

    1.) Ernest Obiena - men's pole vault - athletics (September 3)
    2.) Carlos Yulo - men's all around - gymnastics (October 8)

    Almost there:
    1.) Hidilyn Diaz - women's 55 kgs. - weightlifting
    2.) Dottie Ardina - women's individual - golf
    3.) Yuka Saso - women's individual - golf
    4.) Margielyn Arda Didal - women's street - skateboarding

    Outside looking in:
    1.) Miguel Tabuena - men's individual - golf
    2.) Angelo Que - men's individual - golf
    3.) Boxers - Asian/Oceania qualifiers (Feb. 3 -14, 2020 in Wuhan, China)
    4.) Taekwondo - Asia qualifiers (April 10-11, 2020 in Wuxi, China)
    5.) 3x3 basketball - Olympic qualifying tournament - still unannounced

    Thanks for the update, carlos100. Carlos Yulo became the second Filipino athlete to qualify to the Tokyo Olympics this morning (Manila time) in the men's all around event at the world championship in Stuggart
    No worries Sir! Can't wait for Hidilyn Diaz's qualification!
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited October 2019
    Archery update:

    The men's compound team of Earl Benjamin Yap, Ian Patrick Chipeco, and Delfin Anthony Adriano and the women's compound team of Olympian Jennifer Chan, Andrea Robles, Rachelle Ann Dela Cruz, and Abbigail Tinugduan are expected to compete in the coming Asian Archery championship on November 22 to 28 in Bangkok, Thailand. This will also serve as the Olympic qualifiers with the top 3 archers who are not being part of qualified team and countries that already made the quota will go to Tokyo Olympics. So far, the qualified Asian teams in men competition are China, India, Japan, South Korea, Chinese Taipeh, North Korea and Kazakhstan. So are Malaysia, Bangladesh and Indonesia who made the quota allocation. In the women side, Japan, China, South Korea, Chinese-Taipeh, North Korea and Indonesia has already qualified. This will boost the chances of the Filipinos to qualify. 
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Rugby update:

    The Volcanoes will take part in the Asian Olympic qualification tournament in Incheon, South Korea on November 23-24. The winner of this tournament will qualify at the Olympics. While the 2nd and 3rd placers will get another chance at the final qualifiers on June 20-21, 2020. 
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited November 2019
    Golf Update:

    Miguel Tabuena is now ranked 269th in the updated golf world ranking released last Oct. 29. He is now the first alternate in the men's Olympic qualification. 

    Yuka Saso and Dottie Ardina are still inside the top 60 Olympic women qualifiers as of Oct. 2019 rankings.

  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited November 2019
    Judo update:

    Multiple SEA Games gold medalist Kiyomi Watanabe is in the hunt for the Olympic slot in the 63kg women's division. She is currently qualified as the lone Asian quota. 
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited November 2019
    updating the world rankings in women's street skateboarding, Margielyn Arda Didal is ranked 13th in the Olympic qualification as of October 31. Top 16 will qualify
  • ceedeeceedee PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited November 2019
    The Volcanoes has been bracketed with China and Singapore in the group stages of Asian Olympics Qualification of Rugby Sevens tournament that is set to start tomorrow at Incheon, South Korea (Nov 22). They will first face the Singaporeans at 10:52 am (Manila Time) then they will go up against the Chinese at 3:52pm (Manila time). They will need to win only once to advance to the knock-out stages of the tournament on Sunday (Nov. 23) where the top team will advance to the Olympics. The losing finalist and 3rd placer will get another chance in the final qualifiers next year. 

    Good Luck, Volcanoes. 
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