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Team Philippines – Meet the Filipino Athletes of the London Olympics

by Boy Lopez

Meet the Filipino Athletes comprising Team Philippines for the 2012 London Olympics:

JASMINE ALKHALDI
SWIMMING (100 M FREESTYLE)

Jasmine Alkhaldi

Jasmine Alkhaldi

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: JUNE 20, 1993 (19 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: PARANAQUE
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• 2011 SOUTHEAST ASIAN AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS 3 -GOLD MEDALIST
• QUALIFIED TO THE OLYMPICS BY UNIVERSALITY THROUGH HER PARTICIPATION AND BEST TIME IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
• 2010 SINGAPORE NATIONAL AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS 2-BRONZE MEDALS

MARK ANTHONY BARRIGA
BOXING (49 KGS. LIGHTFLYWEIGHT)
Mark Anthony Barriga is the most visible because he has a TV commercial (and with his mother to boot). He is who the Philippines realistically see as most likely to win a medal in the 2012 London Olympics.

Mark Anthony Barriga

Mark Anthony Barriga

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: JUNE 11, 1993 (19 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: PANABO, DAVAO
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• FIRST FILIPINO TO QUALIFY TO THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
• GOLD MEDAL IN THE 2012 SYDNEY JACKSON MEMORIAL TASHKENT UZBEKISTAN
• OLYMPIC QUALIFIER IN THE 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AZERBAIJAN

DANIEL MANABAT CALUAG
CYCLING (BMX)

Daniel Manabat Caluag

Daniel Manabat Caluag

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: JANUARY 15, 1987 (25 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: FIL-AM BUT HAILS FROM BULACAN
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• AMONG TOP 60 RIDERS IN THE WORLD
• PARTICIPATED IN THE UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

HIDILYN DIAZ
WEIGHTLIFTING (58 KGS)

Hidilyn Diaz

Hidilyn Diaz

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: FEBRUARY 20, 1991 (21 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: ZAMBOANGA CITY
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD
• FIRST FILIPINO FEMALE TO COMPETE IN THE LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES
• WILD CARD ENTRY IN THE 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS
• 2007 SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES BRONZE MEDALIST
• 2 GOLDS & 1 SILVER IN THE ASIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

RENE HERRERA
ATHLETICS (5,000 METER RUN)

Rene Herrera

Rene Herrera

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: MAY 24, 1979 (33 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: GUIMARAS ISLAND, ILOILO
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• 5-TIME SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES DEFENDING CHAMPION
• RANKS 8TH IN ASIAN 5,000 METER RUN & 3,000 METER STEEPLECHASE
• 8TH IN THE 2006 DOHA ASIAN GAMES 3,000 STEEPLECHASE

TOMOHIKO ALDABA HOSHINA
ATHLETE – JUDO (+100 KGS. SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT)

Tomohiko Aldaba Hoshina

Tomohiko Aldaba Hoshina – Judo- London Olympics

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: JULY 4, 1987
• Place of Birth: FIL-JAP BUT MOTHER HAILS FROM BULACAN
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• GARNERED 27 RANKING POINTS IN 2011 WORLD JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS
• AMONG 20 ASIANS TO QUALIFY TO THE LONDON OLYMPICS
• 2007 SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES SILVER MEDALIST

JESSIE KHING LACUNA
SWIMMING (200 M FREESTYLE)

Jessie Khing Lacuna

Jessie Khing Lacuna

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: DECEMBER 23, 1993 (18 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: PULILAN, BULACAN
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• 6 GOLD MEDALS IN THE 2ND PHILIPPINE NATIONAL GAMES
• QUALIFIED TO THE OLYMPICS BY UNIVERSALITY THROUGH HIS PARTICIPATION AND BEST TIME IN THE 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

BRIAN ROSARIO
SHOOTING (SKEET)

Brian Rosario

Brian Rosario

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: APRIL 17, 1982 (29 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: MANILA
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• CURRENTLY THE BEST FILIPINO SKEET SHOOTER HITTING 6 TIMES THE MINIMUM QUALIFYING OLYMPIC SCORE SINCE 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS
• 2011 SYDNEY WORLD CUP SERIES HITTING THE MINIMUM QUALIFYING SCORE
• ITALIAN WORLD CUP OF SHOTGUN MINIMUM SCORER
• 2005 SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES DOUBLE GOLD MEDALIST

MARESTELLA TORRES
ATHLETICS ( WOMEN LONG JUMP)

Marestella Torres

Marestella Torres

Personal Circumstance
• Date of Birth: FEB 20, 1981 (32 YRS OLD)
• Place of Birth: SA JOSE, NEGROS ORIENTAL
• Civil Status: SINGLE

Achievements in Sports (From the most recent to the earliest)
• 4-TIME SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES LONG JUMP DEFENDING CHAMPION
• 2009 ASIAN ATHLETICS LONG JUMP CHAMPION
• COMPETED IN THE 2008 BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES
• 2005 ASIAN ATHLETICS LONG JUMP SILVER MEDALIST

RACHEL ANNE CABRAL

ARCHERY (Women’s Individual)

MARK JAVIER

ARCHERY (Men’s Individual)

TV Broadcast Schedule:

Archery

  • Rachel Anne Cabral
    • Women’s Individual
      • Highlights – 7/28/12, 15:00-15:30 (AKTV, Delayed)
      • Men’s and Women’s Prel. 1/32 & 1/16 – 7/30/12, 20:30-22:30 (AKTV, Delayed)
      • Men’s and Women’s Prel. 1/32 & 1/16 – 7/31/12, 17:00-19:00 (AKTV, Live)
      • Men’s and Women’s Prel. 1/32 & 1/16 – 8/1/12, 17:00-18:30 (AKTV, Live)
      • Mark Javier
        • Men’s Individual
          • Highlights – 7/28/12, 15:00-15:30 (AKTV, Delayed)
          • Men’s and Women’s Prel. 1/32 & 1/16 – 7/30/12, 20:30-22:30 (AKTV, Delayed)
          • Men’s and Women’s Prel. 1/32 & 1/16 – 7/31/12, 17:00-19:00 (AKTV, Live)
          • Men’s and Women’s Prel. 1/32 & 1/16 – 8/1/12, 17:00-18:30 (AKTV, Live)

Weightlifting

  • Hidilyn Diaz
    • Women’s 58kg
      • Women’s 58kg Group A – 7/31/12, 22:30-0:30 (AKTV, Live)

Swimming

  • Jessi Khing Lacuna
    • Men’s 200m Freestyle
      • Men’s & Women’s Prel. – 7/29/12, 23:30-2:00 (AKTV, Delayed)
      • Men’s and Women’s SF & Finals – 7/31/12, 3:00-5:00 (TV5, Delayed)
      • Jasmine Alkhaldi
        • Women’s 100m Freestyle
          • Men’s & Women’s Prel. – 8/1/12, 21:00-23:00 (AKTV, Delayed)
          • Men’s and Women’s Prel. – 8/2/12, 3:30-5:00 (TV5, Delayed)

Shooting

  • Paul Brian Rosario
    • Men’s Skeet
      • Men’s Skeet Final – 7/31/12, 21:00-22:00 (AKTV, Live)

Judo

  • Tomohiko Hoshina
    • Men’s +100kg
      • Men’s +100kg & Women’s +78kg Prel. – 8/3/12, 17:00-18:30 (AKTV & HYPER Live)
      • Men’s +100kg & Women’s +78kg Finals – 8/3/12, 21:00-0:00 (AKTV & HYPER Live)

Cycling

  • Daniel Caluag
    • BMX
      • BMX Men’s & Women’s seeding phase – 8/8/12, 23:00-1:00 (AKTV, Delayed)
      • BMX Men’s and Women’s Seeding Phase – 8/9/12, 9:30-11:00 (HYPER, Delayed)
      • BMX Men’s QF – 8/9/12, 22:00-0:00 (AKTV, Live)
      • BMX Men’s & Women’s SF’s & Finals – 8/10/12, 20:30-0:00 (AKTV, Live)

Boxing

  • Mark Anthony Barriga
    • Men’s 49kg
      • Men’s 49kg & 64kg Prel. Round of 32 – 7/31/12, 23:00-2:30 (AKTV, Live)
      • Men’s 49kg, 64kg, 81kg Prel. Round of 16 – 8/5/12, 0:00-5:00 (AKTV, Live)
      • Men’s 49kg, 64kg, & 81kg QF – 8/9/12, 3:00-5:00 (AKTV, Live)
      • Men’s 49kg, 55kg, 64kg, 75kg, & 91kg SF – 8/10/12, 20:30-0:00 (AKTV, Live)
      • Men’s 49kg, 55kg, 64kg, 75kg & 91kg Finals – 8/12/12, 3:30-6:00 (AKTV, Live)

Athletics

  • Rene Herrera
    • Men’s 5000m
      • Finals Integrated – 8/8/12, 2:00-4:30 (AKTV & AKSYON TV, Live)
      • Integrated Final – 8/12/12, 8:00-10:00 (AKSYON TV, Delayed)
      • Marestella Torres
        • Women’s Long Jump
          • Prel. Integrated – 8/7/12, 17:00-19:30 (AKTV, Live)
          • Finals Integrated – 8/8/12, 2:00-4:30 (AKTV & AKSYON TV, Live)
          • Integrated Final – 8/10/12, 1:30-4:00 (AKSYON TV, Live)
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