Philippines at the 1951 Asian Games

The Philippines participated in the first ever Asian Games held in New Delhi, India on 5 to 10 March 1951. With 5 golds, 6 silvers and 8 bronzes, this country was ranked 5th in the medal tally and 3rd place in the over-all medal count.[1]

Philippines at the
1951 Asian Games
IOC codePHI
NOCPhilippine Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ph (in English)
in New Delhi
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
5
Silver
6
Bronze
8
Total
19
Asian Games appearances (overview)

Asian Games performance

The country's delegation of 39 athletes won its 19 medals in only four sports - swimming, basketball, athletics and weightlifting. There were no women athletes in the country's first Asian Games team.

Medal summary

Medal table

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Swimming35412
Athletics1034
Basketball1001
Weightlifting0112
Totals (4 sports)56819

Medalists

Gold

Andres Franco
Francisco Calilan
Andres dela Cruz
Genaro Fernandez
Jose Gochango
Rafael Hechanova
Moro Lorenzo
Carlos Loyzaga
Antonio Martinez (Team Captain)
Lauro Mumar
Ignacio Ramos
Meliton Santos
Mariano Tolentino
Coach: Dionisio Calvo
Jacinto Cayco

Silver

  • Swimming
Sotero Alcantara
Serafin Villanueva
Mohammad Mala (2 silver medals)
Rodrigo Del Rosario

Bronze

  • Athletics
Aurelio Amante
  • Swimming
Sotero Alcantara
Mohammad Mala
Edilberto Bonus
Serafin Villanueva
  • Weightlifting
Landero Pedro

References

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