Team Philippines at the Tokyo Olympics (Schedule, Results, Updates)

The Philippines is competing at the 2020 Summer Olympics or Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of 19 athletes will carry the colors for the Philippines, who are looking to give the country its first-ever gold medal in the Olympics.


Here is the list, schedule and updates of the 19 Filipino athletes who are participating in the Tokyo Olympics.

Venue: Olympic Stadium

EJ Obiena – men’s pole vault
Qualification (Group A) – July 31, 8:40 a.m. PH Time
- After two fouls, Obiena clears 5.75m. He advances to the finals after placing in the top 12 overall in the qualification round.
Final – August 3, 6:20 p.m. PH time
- Obiena bows out of the final as he did not clear the 5.80 m-mark.

Kristina Knott – women’s 200-meter run
Round 1 Heat 7 – August 2, 10:18 a.m. PH Time
- Knott fails to advance to the next round after finishing 5th with a time of 23.80 in Heat 7.

Venue: Kokugikan Arena

Nesthy Petecio – women’s featherweight (57kg)
Round-of-32 vs. SAKOBI MATSHU Marcelat (Democratic Republic of the Congo) – July 24, 10:00 a.m. PH Time
- Petecio advances to the Round of 16 with a unanimous decision win over Sakobi Matshu.
Round-of-16 vs. LIN Yu-Ting (Chinese Taipei) – July 26, 12:39 p.m.
- Petecio takes down top-ranked Lin via split decision, 3-2, to advance to the quarterfinals.
Quarterfinals vs. ARIAS CASTANEDA Yeni Marcela (Colombia) – July 28, 10:00 a.m. PH Time
- Petecio beats Arias Castaneda via unanimous decision to advance in the semifinals.
Semifinals vs. TESTA Irma (Italy) – July 31, 12:39 p.m. PH Time
- Petecio defeats Testa by split decision, 4-1. She advances to the gold medal match.
Final vs. IRIE Sena (Japan) – August 3, 12:05 p.m. PH Time.

Irish Magno – women’s flyweight (51kg)
Round-of-32 vs. ONGARE Christine (Kenya) – July 25, 10:15 a.m. PH Time
- Magno advances to the Round of 16 after a unanimous decision win over Ongar.
Round-of-16 vs. JITPONG Jutamas (Thailand) – July 29, 12:24 p.m. PH Time
- Magno loses to Jitpong via unanimous decision, 0-5.

Carlo Paalam – men’s flyweight (52kg)
Round-of-32 vs. IRVINE Brendan (Ireland) – July 26, 11:03 a.m.
- Paalam advances to the next round as he defeats Irvine, 4-1.
Round-of-16 vs. FLISSI Mohamed (Algeria) – July 31, 10:48 a.m. PH Time
- Paalam advances to the quarterfinals after a unanimous decision win over Flissi.
Quarterfinal 2 vs. ZOIROV Shakhobidin (Uzbekistan) – August 3, 10:15 a.m. PH Time
- Paalam assures the Philippines of a bronze medal after winning against titleholder Zoirov via split decision. Semifinal vs. TANAKA Ryomei (Japan) – August 5, 1:30 p.m. PH Time
- Paalam defeats Tanaka, advances to the final round.
Final vs. YAFAI Galal (Great Britain) – August 7, 1:00 p.m. PH Time
- Paalam settles for a silver medal after a split decision win for Yafai.
Eumir Marcial – men’s middleweight (75kg)
Round-of-16 vs. NEMOUCHI Younes (Algeria) – July 29, 10:48 a.m. PH Time
- Marcial dominates Nemouchi via stoppage in the first round to advance to Quarterfinals.
Quarterfinal vs. DARCHINYAN Arman (Armenia) – August 1, 11:18 a.m. PH Time
- Marcial advances to semifinals after a knockout win over Darchinyan in the first round.
Semifinal vs. KHYZHNIAK Oleksandr (Ukraine) – August 5, 2:03 p.m. PH Time
- Marcial loses a 3-2 split decision to top seed Khyzhniak. He ends up with middleweight bronze medal.

Venue: Kasumigaseki Country Club

Juvic Pagunsan – men’s individual
Round 1 – July 29, 6:30 a.m. PH Time
- Pagunsan finishes tied for 5th after round 1 with 5-under par 66.
Round 2 – July 30, 6:30 a.m. PH Time
- Pagunsan finishes 25th in his round 2 course.
Round 3 – July 31, 8:30 a.m. PH Time
- Pagunsan drops to 55th place.
Round 4, medal ceremony – August 1, 6:30 a.m. PH Time.
- Pagunsan ends his Olympic stint at 55th place.

Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan – women’s individual
Round 1 – August 4, 6:30 a.m. PH Time
- Pagdanganan tied for 7th, Saso in 47th after round 1.
Round 2 – August 5, 6:30 a.m. PH Time
- Saso climbs to joint 34th place while Bianca Pagdanganan slips to joint 27th after the second round.
Round 3 – August 6, 6:30 a.m. PH Time
- Saso and Pagdanganan finished at 20th and 29th place respectively after the third round.
Round 4, medal ceremony – August 7, 5:30 a.m. PH Time
- Saso ended her campaign at joint 9th going 10-under-par overall. Pagdanganan finishes the tournament with 1-over par, currently in 43rd place.

Venue: Ariake Gymnastics Centre

Carlos Yulo – men’s all around
Qualifying – July 24, 6:30 p.m. PH Time
- Yulo qualifies to the Men’s Vault Apparatus finals after finishing 6th in the qualifications with a score of 14.712. However, he struggles and fails to advance on his favorite floor exercise event.
Men's Vault Final – August 2, 5:51 p.m. PH Time
- Yulo falls short of Olympic podium, finishes 4th.

Venue: Nippon Budokan

Kiyomi Watanabe – women’s half-middleweight (63kg)
All matches are on July 27:
Round-of-32 vs.CABANA PEREZ Cristina (Spain) - 10:00 a.m. onwards.
- Watanabe loses to Cabana Perez via ippon.

Venue: Sea Forest Waterway

Cris Nievarez – men’s single sculls
Preliminary - Heat 5 – July 23, 8:10 a.m. PH Time
- Nievarez qualifies for quarterfinals after placing 3rd in Heat 5 with a time of 7:22.97.
Quarterfinal 4 – July 25, 11:10 a.m.
- Nievarez falls short in advancing to the semifinals as he finishes at 5th place in his quarterfinals heat. He will race in the Semifinals C/D for classification
Semifinals C – July 29, 10:40 a.m. PH Time
-Nievarez finishes 5th and relegated to Final D race, where he is assured to have an overall finish between the 19th-24th place.
Finals D – July 30, 10:38 a.m. - 7:35 a.m.
- Nievarez finishes 5th, ending up in 23rd place among 32 competitors in the overall rankings.

Venue: Asaka Shooting Range

Jayson Valdez – men’s 10-meter air rifle
All matches are on July 25:
Qualification – 12:00 p.m.
- Valdez finishes 44th out of 47 shooters.

Venue: Ariake Urban Sports Park

Margielyn Didal – women’s street
All matches are on July 26:
Preliminary - Heat 2 – 7:30 a.m. PH Time
Final – 10:25 a.m. PH Time
- Didal falls short of a podium finish after placing 7th in the final.

Venue: Tokyo Aquatics Centre

Luke Gebbie
Men's 100-meter freestyle
Preliminary - Heat 5 – July 27, 6:12 p.m. PH Time
- Gebbie finishes 5th in Heat 5. He fails to advance to the semifinals but he broke his own national record of 49.94 seconds.

Men's 50-meter freestyle
Preliminary - Heat 5 – July 30, 6:10 p.m. PH Time
- Gebbie tops Heat 5 with a time of 22.84 secs. His time must be on the Top 16 to advance to the semis.
- Gebbie fails to advance after finishing at 41st place out of 73 swimmers.

Remedy Rule
Women's 100-meter butterfly
Preliminary - Heat 2 – July 24, 6:28 p.m. PH Time
- Rule finishes second in Heat 2 with a time of 59.68. She needs to be in the Top 16 after all five heats to advance.
- Rule fails to make it to the semifinals as she places 25th out of the 34 competitors.

Women's 200-meter butterfly
Preliminary - Heat 3 – July 27, 6:31 p.m. PH Time
- Rule ends up sixth in Heat 3. She advances to the semifinals after finishing 15th overall.
Semifinal 2 – July 28, 10:04 a.m. PH Time
- Rule ends her Olympic campaign after finishing eight in her semifinal heat and 15th overall among 16 swimmers.

Venue: Makuhari Messe Hall A

Kurt Barbosa – men’s flyweight (58kg)
All matches are on July 24:
Round-of-16 vs. JANG Jun (South Korea) – 10:52 a.m. PH Time
- Barbosa loses to top seed Jang Jun, 26-6. He will move to the repechage if Jang reach to the gold medal match.
- Barbosa ends his Olympic campaign as Jang fails to reach the gold medal match. Jang losses to Tunisia's Mohammed Khalil Jendoubi, 11-16, in the semifinal round.

Venue: Tokyo International Forum

Hidilyn Diaz – women’s -55kg
All matches are on July 26:
Group A – 6:50 p.m. PH Time
- Diaz sets a new Olympic record and gives the Philippines its first ever gold medal in the Olympic Games with a clean and jerk lift of 127 kgs.

Elreen Ando – women’s -64kg
All matches are on July 27:
Group A – 6:50 p.m. PH Time
- Ando ends her Olympic debut at 7th place. She lifts a total of 222kg.