Philippines at the 1982 Asian Games
The Philippines participated in the 1982 Asian Games held in New Delhi, India from November 19 to December 4, 1982. Ranked 10th with 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 9 bronze medals with a total of 14 over-all medals.
|Philippines at the|
1982 Asian Games
|NOC||Philippine Olympic Committee|
|in New Delhi|
|Asian Games appearances (overview)|
A year after emerging as the country's newest track sensation with a golden double at the 1981 Manila Southeast Asian Games, Lydia de Vega became Asia's sprint darling, winning the century dash in the 1982 Asian Games. The 17-year old De Vega bagged the 100-meter dash in 11.76 seconds to become Asia's fastest woman.
It was only one of the two gold medals won by the 114-man contingent, but it was enough to brighten another dismal performance by the Philippines in the quadrennial meet. A swimmer named William "Billy" Wilson maintained swimming's legacy as a perennial source of medals, winning the gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle.