Philippines at the 2020 Summer Olympics
|Philippines at the|
2020 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Philippine Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||6 in 3 sports|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
The Philippines is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the nation's official debut in 1924, Filipino athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, but did not attend the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the nation's partial support for the US-led boycott.
Philippine Football Federation president Mariano Araneta was appointed in August 2019 as chef de mission of the Filipino delegation to the Games by Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham Tolentino. Araneta succeeded Joey Romasanta who was appointed as chef de mission for the same edition of the Olympics by Tolentino's predecessor, Ricky Vargas.
As of March 2021, the Philippines qualified a total of six athletes for Tokyo 2020, Ernest Obiena in men's pole vault, Carlos Yulo in artistic gymnastics, with four in boxing— Eumir Marcial for men's middleweight, Irish Magno for women's flyweight, Nesthy Petecio for women's featherweight, and Carlo Paalam for men's flyweight.
The Philippines is targeting to qualify around 38 athletes for the Olympics.
- Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
- Q = Qualified for the next round
- q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
- NR = National record
- N/A = Round not applicable for the event
- Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
- Field events
|Ernest Obiena||Men's pole vault|
The Philippines entered four boxers (two per gender) into the Olympic tournament. 2019 world silver medalist Eumir Marcial (men's middleweight) and 2019 Southeast Asian Games runner-up Irish Magno (women's flyweight) secured places in their respective weight divisions, with the former advancing to the semifinals and the latter scoring a box-off triumph, at the 2020 Asia & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Amman, Jordan. Reigning world champion Nesthy Petecio (women's featherweight) and Carlo Paalam (men's flyweight) completed the nation's boxing lineup by topping the list of eligible boxers from Asia and Oceania in their respective weight divisions of the IOC's Boxing Task Force Rankings.
Preparation of the boxing delegation was affected by the quarantine measures in the Philippines imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with some boxers reportedly gaining extra 10 kilograms (22 lb) of weight due to relative idleness of boxers stranded in their home provinces. Eumir Marcial is preparing for the Olympics in the United States, while the three other qualified boxers were sent to a training camp in Thailand. The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) plans to send boxers which qualified in the Olympics to the 2021 Asian Boxing Championships in India as part of the boxing delegation's preparations with plans for the competing boxers to head straight to Tokyo after the competition.
|Athlete||Event||Round of 32||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Final|
|Carlo Paalam||Men's flyweight|
|Eumir Marcial||Men's middleweight|
|Irish Magno||Women's flyweight|
|Nesthy Petecio||Women's featherweight|
The Philippines entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition for the first time since 1968. Nineteen-year-old Carlos Yulo booked a spot in the men's individual all-around and apparatus events, by topping the list of twelve gymnasts eligible for qualification at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Yulo is the first Filipino born in the 2000s to qualify for the Summer Olympics.
Yulo, after competing at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines went on to Japan to prepare for the Olympics. However he had an eight-month hiatus, with his next competition after the SEA Games being the All-Japan Senior Gymnastics Championships held in September 2020. Yulo plans to perform a triple backflip in the Olympics to increase his chance of winning a gold medal; if successful, it would be the first time he will be able to do so in a competition.
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