Awaiting the Filipina cagebelles in its opening game in the 19th edition of the meet is Kazakhstan, a perennial contender which made the quarterfinals of the quadrennial showpiece’s last two staging.
Philippine Olympic Committee President Abraham Tolentino felt that JR Francisco got the raw end of the judging as the Filipino skateboarder missed the podium Monday in the men’s park event of the 19th Asian Games.
Alex Eala dominated Sarah Ibrahim Khan in her Asiad debut on Monday, September 25, whipping her Pakistani foe, 6-0, 6-0, in the 19th Asian Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre.
Taolu specialist Jones Inso saved the day for Team Philippines on Monday, September 25, winning another bronze medal for the country in the 19th Asian Games.
The significance or even prestige of the Asian Games – at least in men’s basketball – has diminished through the decades because it carries no automatic qualification to the FIBA World Cup or Summer Olympics.