HANGZHOU—The 19th Asian Games ended with a romantic and touching closing ceremony on Sunday evening with Team Philippines going home with four gold medals—each of them representative of the Filipino athletes’ resilience in a continental multi-sport event that boasts of a semblance with the Olympic Games themselves.
HANGZHOU—Who would have thought a national team formed barely two weeks before tip-off and teetered with a lineup on its way to Hangzhou would topple two of the continent’s big guns, put the cuffs on a worthy opponent in the final and win the men’s 5×5 basketball crown of the 19th Asian Games?
HANGZHOU—Kazakhstan riders finished 1-2 with a Mongolian completing the podium in the men’s road race that capped the cycling competitions of the 19th Asian Games.
Hangzhou—Junna Tsukii takes the mat of the 19th Asian Games karate competitions with vengeance in her eyes.
HANGZHOU—Indonesia beat the Philippines, 21-15, 24-25, 17-19, in Tuesday’s semifinal of sepaktakraw’s men’s quadrant action at the Jinhua Sports Centre Gymnasium.
HANGZHOU—The Philippines—reeling from a rout at the hands of Jordan—faces Qatar on Monday in a crucial men’s 5×5 basketball qualification game in the 19th Asian Games.
HANGZHOU — Another shot at the Jordanians, says Gilas Pilipinas coach Tim Cone, is the “goal,” the way things have shaped up for the Nationals in the 19th Asian Games.
HANGZHOU—Ernest John “EJ” Obiena made it look so easy in clinching the Philippines’ first gold medal not only in the Asian Games that lasted 37 years but also in this 19th edition of the quadrennial continental competition on Saturday night at a packed 80,000-seat Hangzhou Olympic Centre Stadium.