PH determined to surpass one gold medal finish in 2014 Asian Games

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Anything better than the previous performance of the Philippines in the Asian Games can be considered an achievement for the national team.Coming off from a single gold medal in the 2014 Incheon Games, Philippine chef de mission Richard Gomez said Filipino athletes bound for the 18th edition of the continental sportsfest in Indonesia would be all out in surpassing that output.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “We know very well that the level of competition in the Asian Games is very high. It’s the second largest multisport event in the world, next to the Olympics,’’ said Gomez.“If we can win a few gold medals then that would be a big accomplishment for the national team,’’ said the famed actor-sportsman and president of the Philippine Fencing Association.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’According to Gomez, Filipino athletes from combat sports have a high probability of landing the gold, specifically jiujitsu, taekwondo, judo and boxing.“They’re doing well based on their international exposures and training. We’ll see,’’ said Gomez. MOST READ The Philippines captured only one gold medal in 2014 courtesy of BMX rider Daniel Caluag, who will be back to defend his title during the Aug. 18-Sept. 2 Games set in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang.“The wish of every (Philippine Olympic Committee) leader is to perform better than the last. We’re just hoping and praying that we will have a great performance in the coming Games,’’ said Gomez.“It will be painful if we don’t a have gold, so anything better than one gold is definitely better than the last,’’ he added.ADVERTISEMENT For Arwind Santos, boos from Ginebra fans mean ‘I love you’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more