Philippines at the 2010 Asian Games
The Philippine Team for the 2010 (November 12 to 27) Asian Games, which is the continent's biggest quadrennial multi – sport event, is spearheaded by a total of 188 athletes participating in 29 of the 43 sports events. It is its “leanest contingent in recent history, placing emphasis in quality of participation rather than quantity of athletes.”
The Filipino athletes' campaign in the 16th Asiad - as the Asian Games is also popularly called - is supported by 53 coaches, 17 team managers, 12 headquarters staff and a 10 – man medical crew.
Team Philippines ranked 19th overall and fifth in Southeast Asia (SEA) in the medal standings, with boxing being the winningest sport with one gold, one silver, and one bronze medals. Host country China dominated the games with 199 gold medals while Thailand was the best SEA country with 11 gold medails.
In the previous Asiad held in Doha, the team won a total of 19 medals consisting of 4 gold, 6 silver, and 9 bronze and placed 18th overall and fourth in the SEA region. The gold medal winners were boxing's Joan Tipon and Violito Payla, men's 9 ball pool singles' Antonio Gabica, and sanshou's Rene Catalan.
In Asiad history, the Philippines ranks 9th in gold medals won with 60 and 7th in total medal count with 135.
- Engelberto Rivera- Bowling (men's individual category)
- Dennis Orcollo- Billiards and snooker (men's 9-ball pool)
- Rey Saludar- Boxing (men's 52 kg. category)
- Warren Kiamco- Billiards and snooker (men's 9-ball pool)
- Miguel Luis Tabuena- Golf (men's individual category)
- Annie Albania- Boxing (women's 51 kg. category)
- Philippine Chess Team- Chess (men's team)
- Ronnie Steve Vergara and Charlea Lagaras- Dancesport (Latin Paso Doble)
- Vergara and Lagaras- Dancesport (Latin Cha-Cha)
- Frederick Ong- Bowling (men's individual category)
- Mark Eddiva- Wushu (men's sanshou 65 kg. category)
- Tshomlee Go- Taekwondo (men's 63 kg. category)
- John Paul Lizardo- Taekwondo (men's 54 kg. category)
- Paul Romero- Taekwondo (men's 58 kg. category)
- Kirstie Elaine Alora- Taekwondo (women's 73 kg. category)
- Victorio Saludar III- Boxing (men's 49 kg. category)
Medals per sport
|Billiards and snooker||1||1||0|
Final medal tally
|Republic of Korea (South Korea)||76||65||91|
|Republic of China (Chinese Taipei)||13||16||38|
|Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)||6||10||20|
|Athletes from Kuwait (governed by the International Olympic Committee)||4||6||1|
|United Arab Emirates||0||4||1|
- Maguddayao, Merck. 2010 Asiad: Bowler wins first PH gold. The Philippine Online Chronicles. (Accessed 15 November 2010)