Philippines at the Olympics

Philippines at the
Olympics
Flag of the Philippines.svg
IOC codePHI
NOCPhilippine Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ph
Medals
Ranked 98th
Gold
1
Silver
5
Bronze
8
Total
14
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

The Philippines has competed in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games since its debut in the 1924 edition, except when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. Filipino athletes have also competed at the Winter Olympic Games on five occasions since 1972.

The country has also participated in the Summer Youth Olympic Games as well as in the Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Participation

Participation of Filipino athletes in the Olympics is sanctioned by its National Olympic Committee (NOC). Its NOC since 1975 is the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). Prior to that date, the Philippines was represented by the POC's predecessor, the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation which was founded in 1911. The Philippines is a recognized member of the International Olympic Committee since 1929.

Filipino athletes have won a total of fourteen Olympic medals (as of 2020 Summer Olympics), with boxing as the top medal-producing sport.[1] On July 26, 2021, the Philippines clinched its first gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, with Hidilyn Diaz winning the Women's 55 kg event in Weightlifting.[2] Furthermore, with a 1-2-1 haul in its best Olympics yet, the Philippines emerged as the best performing Southeast Asian nation, a title they last held coincidentally in 1964, in Tokyo and leaped to third in the all-time medal table for Southeast Asia behind Thailand and Indonesia.[3]

Summer Olympic Games

The Philippines first competed in the Olympic Games in 1924 in Paris,[4] making it the first country from Southeast Asia to compete and, later in 1928, win a medal. The nation has competed at every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. The Philippines also decided against participating at the 1940 Summer Olympics before the Games was ultimately cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II.[5]

Winter Olympic Games

The Philippines first participated at the Winter Olympic Games in 1972, when it sent two alpine skiers.[6]

Medals

List of medalists

Twelve athletes have won 14 medals for the Philippines at the Summer Olympics (excluding those athletes that have won medals in demonstration sports, which were not counted in the official medal tally) while no medal has ever been won for the country at the Winter Olympics.

Summary by sport

Boxing

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1932 Los Angeles 4 4/8 0 0 1 1
1936 Berlin 5 5/8 0 0 0 0
1948 London 5 5/8 0 0 0 0
1948 London 5 5/8 0 0 0 0
1952 Helsinki 5 5/10 0 0 0 0
1956 Melbourne 5 5/10 0 0 0 0
1960 Rome 1 1/10 0 0 0 0
1964 Tokyo 1 1/10 0 1 0 1
1968 Mexico City 5 5/11 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 3 3/11 0 0 0 0
1976 Montreal 3 3/11 0 0 0 0
1984 Los Angeles 3 3/12 0 0 0 0
1988 Seoul 6 6/12 0 0 1 1
1992 Barcelona 6 6/12 0 0 1 1
1996 Atlanta 5 5/12 0 1 0 1
2000 Sydney 4 4/12 0 0 0 0
2004 Athens 4 4/11 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 1 1/11 0 0 0 0
2012 London 1 1/13 0 0 0 0
2016 Rio de Janeiro 2 2/13 0 0 0 0
2020 Tokyo 4 4/13 0 2 1 3
Total 0 4 4 8


Golf

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
2016 Rio de Janeiro 1 1/2 0 0 0 0
2020 Tokyo 3 2/2 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

Gymnastics

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1964 Tokyo 4 8/14 0 0 0 0
1968 Mexico City 2 5/14 0 0 0 0
2020 Tokyo 1 7/13 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

Skateboarding

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
2020 Tokyo 1 1/4 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

Taekwondo

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
2000 Sydney 4 4/8 0 0 0 0
2004 Athens 3 3/8 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 2 2/8 0 0 0 0
2016 Rio de Janeiro 1 1/8 0 0 0 0
2020 Tokyo 1 1/8 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

Weightlifting

Games Athletes Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1948 London 1 1/6 0 0 0 0
1952 Helsinki 2 2/7 0 0 0 0
1956 Melbourne 2 2/7 0 0 0 0
1960 Rome 2 2/7 0 0 0 0
1964 Tokyo 1 1/7 0 0 0 0
1968 Mexico City 3 3/7 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 3 3/9 0 0 0 0
1976 Montreal 2 2/9 0 0 0 0
1988 Seoul 3 3/10 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 1 1/15 0 0 0 0
2012 London 1 1/15 0 0 0 0
2016 Rio de Janeiro 2 2/15 0 1 0 1
2020 Tokyo 2 2/14 1 0 0 1
Total 1 1 0 2

Art competitions

The Philippines had representation in art competitions in the Summer Olympics participating in the 1948 games, the last edition of the games in when art competitions were held. Filipino sculptor Graciano Nepomuceno[7] and painter Hernando Ocampo[8] represented the Philippines in 1948.

See also

References

  1. ^ Bong Lozada (27 July 2021). "LIST: All Filipino Summer Olympics medalists in history". INQUIRER.net. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Hidilyn Diaz wins PH's first Olympic gold medal". GMA News Online. July 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "Philippines ends Tokyo Olympics as top Southeast Asian nation". Rappler. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  4. ^ "The 'enemy of the state' who won historic Olympic gold". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Philippines Out of Olympics at Helsinki". Berkeley Daily Gazette. 29 November 1939. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  6. ^ The Official Report of XIth Winter Olympic Games, Sapporo 1972 (PDF). The Organizing Committee for the Sapporo Olympic Winter Games. 1973. pp. 32, 145, 447. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Graciano Nepomuceno". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Hernando Ocampo". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 August 2020.

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