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 June 22, 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Canoe-kayak bets have withdrawn from the Asian Olympic Qualifiers set in Thailand after a positive Covid test in one member of the delegation.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.

The men's 3x3 basketball team failed to advance to the knockout stages of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Graz, Austria.

Patrick Bren Coo failed to advance in the 2021 UCI BMX Race World Cup Rounds 3-4 in Bogota, Colombia.

The surfing bets failed to qualify in the ISA World Surfing Games in El Salvador.

The karate bets failed to qualify in the World Olympic Karate Qualifying Tournament in Paris.

The archery bets failed to qualify in the Paris 2021 World Cup Stage 3 held June 17-21.


Ernest John Obiena (pole vault)

Carlos Yulo (Gymnastics)

Eumir Marcial (boxing)

Irish Magno (boxing)

Nesthy Petecio (boxing)

Carlo Paalam (boxing)

Hidilyn Diaz (weightlifting)

Cris Nievarez (rowing)

Kurt Barbosa (taekwondo)

Margielyn Didal (skateboard)

Elreen Ando (weightlifting)

Jayson Valdez (shooting)

Juvic Pagunsan (golf)


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);


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.


· Gilas Pilipinas Men roster to be determined

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


· Yuka Saso

· Bianca Pagdanganan

Qualification: Remain in top 60 of the Olympic golf rankings. Saso is currently ranked 9th and Pagdanganan 42nd in the women's rankings.


· Keisei Nakano

· Shugen Nakano

· Kiyomi Watanabe

Qualification: Through the IJF World Rankings.


· Marion Kim Mangrobang

· Kimberly Michelle Kilgroe

· Fernando Casares

· John Chicano

· Andrew Kim Remolino

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


· Alvin Lobrequito

· Jiah Pingot

· Noel Rorada

· Jason Baucas

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