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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 355x344 Team Philippines   Meet the Filipino Athletes of the London Olympics
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 Team Philippines   Meet the Filipino Athletes of the London Olympics
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 Team Philippines   Meet the Filipino Athletes of the London Olympics
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 Team Philippines   Meet the Filipino Athletes of the London Olympics
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 Team Philippines   Meet the Filipino Athletes of the London Olympics
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 Team Philippines   Meet the Filipino Athletes of the London Olympics
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 Team Philippines   Meet the Filipino Athletes of the London Olympics
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 Team Philippines   Meet the Filipino Athletes of the London Olympics
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 Team Philippines   Meet the Filipino Athletes of the London Olympics
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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