The Philippines at the Tokyo Olympics: Who's in, who's looking to qualify

Since the Philippines first participated in the 1924 Paris Olympics, the country has been able to win a total of 10 medals, three silvers and seven bronzes. The first was in the 1928 edition, courtesy of swimmer Teofilo Yldefonso's bronze in the men's 200m backstroke. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz is the country's latest Olympic medalist, having won silver in the 2016 Rio Games.

The Philippine Olympic Committee is looking to send at least 16 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, and so far six Filipino athletes have qualified. Who else is still chasing an Olympic slot? Here's a snapshot of who's in, who's still in the running and where they are in the Olympic qualification process.

Last updated on May 7, 2021

Windsurfing bets Charizanne Napa, Yancy Kaibigan, Gaylord Coveta, and Renz Angelo Comboy fell short in their qualification event, the 2021 Mussanah Open Championship held in Oman from Apr. 1-8.

Canoe-kayak bets have withdrawn from the Asian Olympic Qualifiers set in Thailand after a positive Covid test in one member of the delegation.

Per POC president Bambol Tolentino, Daniel Caluag and Ariana Dormitorio are both no longer in the running for Olympic slots in cycling after their world rankings dropped.

Fencers Samantha Kyle Catantan, Nathaniel Perez, Hanniel Abella, Noelito Jose, Jr., Jylyn Nicanor, Christian Jhester Concepcion all failed to qualify at the FIE Olympic Zone Qualifying Events for Asia & Oceania held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan Apr. 25-26.

Rowers Melcah Jen Caballero, Joanie Delgaco, Cris Nievarez, and Roque Abala failed to qualify at the Asia & Oceania Continental Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan May 5-7.


Ernest John Obiena (pole vault)

Carlos Yulo (Gymnastics)

Eumir Marcial (boxing)

Irish Magno (boxing)

Nesthy Petecio (boxing)

Carlo Paalam (boxing)

Hidilyn Diaz (weightlifting)


List courtesy of the Philippine Sports Commission


Recurve Men

· Jason Emmanuel Feliciano

· Carson Francis Hastie

· Rey Silos

Recurve Women

· Gabrielle Monica Biduare

· Pia Elizabeth Biduare

· Phoebe Nicole Amistoso

Qualification events: Shanghai 2021 - World Cup Stage 2 (May 17-23); Paris 2021 - World Cup Stage 3 (June 17-21)


Men's 400m Hurdles

· Eric Shauwn Cray

Pole Vault

· Natalie Rose Uy

Women's 200m

· Kristina Marie Knott

Qualification: Partially through the World Athletics Rankings. Ranking cutoff is on June 29.


· Remedy Rule

· Luke Gebbie

· James Delparine

· Jasmine Alkhaldi

Qualification events: Either through the Universality Rule or making Olympic qualifying standard by June 27. Also, can qualify through the FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier in Fukuoka, Japan on May 29-30.


· Joshua Munzon

· Alvin Pasaol

· Moala Tautuaa

· Jaymar Perez

· Leonard Santillan (reserve)

· Karl Matthew Dehesa (reserve)

Qualification event: FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Graz, Austria on May 26-30.


· Gilas Pilipinas Men roster to be determined

Qualification event: FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia from June 22 - July 7


Mountain bike

· Patrick Bren Coo

Qualification events: 2021 UCI Olympic Cross-Country World Cup Qualifying in Albstadt, Germany from May 8-9, and Nove Mesto, Czech Republic from May 15-16; 2021 UCI BMX Race World Cup Rounds 1-2 in Stuttgart, Germany on May 9 and Rounds 3-4 in Bogota, Colombia on May 29-30. Also partially through the UCI Olympic BMX Rankings.


· Yuka Saso

· Bianca Pagdanganan

Qualification: Remain in top 60 of the Olympic golf rankings. Saso is currently ranked 22nd, Pagdanganan 43rd


· Keisei Nakano

· Shugen Nakano

· Kiyomi Watanabe

Qualification: Through the IJF World Rankings.


· Jamie Lim

· Joane Orbon

· Ivan Agustin

· Sharief Afif

· Alwyn Batican

· Junna Tsukii

Qualification event: WKF Karate Tokyo 2020 Qualification Tournament from June 11-13 in Paris, France. Also through the WKF Olympic Standing List.



· Margielyn Didal


· Jericho "Kiko" Francisco

Qualification events: 2021 World Championships (TBA); or through the World Skate Olympic Rankings.


• John Mark Tokong

• Rogelio Esquiviel Jr.

• Edito Alcala Jr.

• Neil Sanchez

• Daisy Valdez

• Nilbie Blancada

• Vea Estrellado

• Ana Mae Alipayo

Qualification event: ISA World Surfing Games -- El Sunzal and La Bocana, El Salvador May 8-16


· Pauline Lopez

· Kirstie Elaine Alora

· Kurt Barbosa

· Arven Alcantara

Qualification events: Asian Qualifying Tournament in Amman, Jordan from May 14-15, and World Taekwondo Championships (TBA).


· Marion Kim Mangrobang

· Kimberly Michelle Kilgroe

· Fernando Casares

· John Chicano

· Andrew Kim Remolino

Qualification event: ITU Mixed Relay Olympic Qualifying Event (TBA)


· Elreen Ando

· Kristel Macrohon

Qualification: computation of world ranking


· Alvin Lobrequito

· Jiah Pingot

· Noel Rorada

· Jason Baucas

Qualification event: World Qualification Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria (TBA)