2018 in Philippine sports

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The following is a list of notable events and developments that are related to Philippine sports in 2018.

Events[edit]

Basketball[edit]

3x3[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Professional[edit]

Collegiate[edit]

Exhibition[edit]

National Team[edit]

The Philippine Arena, the venue of the brawl between the Philippines and the Australia match at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
  • July 2 – A bench-clearing brawl broke out between the Australia and Philippines men's national basketball teams during the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifier in Bocaue. With Australia leading by over 30 points with just over 4:00 left in the third quarter, play was halted for a foul. Australia's Daniel Kickert then swung his elbow at Roger Pogoy, immediately leading to both benches clearing and a melee spreading from the bench to one of the baskets. When order was restored and game officials reviewed video of the incident, a total of 13 players were ejected—four from Australia (including Kickert) and nine from the Philippines. This left the hosts with only three players to resume the game; after two of the remaining Philippines players fouled out, leaving that team with only one player, the officials called the game, with Australia winning 89–53.[12]

Women's Basketball[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Collegiate Sports[edit]

  • March 16 – The NCAA Season 93 cheerleading competition and closing ceremonies were simultaneously held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.
  • July 7 – The 94th season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as hosted by the University of Perpetual Help System Daltas Was Commenced at the Mall of Asia Arena.
  • September 8 – The 81st season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) as hosted by the National University was Opened at the Mall of Asia Arena.
  • November 17 – NU Pep Squad reclaims the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition crown held at the Mall of Asia Arena[25]

Cockfighting[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Football[edit]

  • March 27 – The Philippine Azkals has made history at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium after beating Tajikistan, 2-1, to clinch their spot in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.[26]
  • April 5 – De La Salle Lady Boosters claimed their 10th Championship title of the UAAP Women's Football tournament.
  • May 3 — For the second time in three seasons, University of the Philippines (UP) has ruled the UAAP men's football tournament.[27]
  • November 8December 15 – The Philippines will be the co-host of the 2018 AFF Championship along with nine Southeast Asian Countries.

Golf[edit]

Horse Racing[edit]

Ice Hockey[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

  • May 18Eduard Folayang retains his ONE lightweight championship in a unanimous decision over Kharun Atlangeriev at ONE: Unstoppable Dreams held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
  • November 8 – Fighters from Team Lakay has brought honor to the country after dominating the 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards.[30]
  • November 9 – A new king in the bantamweight division has been crowned following a split decision victory by Team Lakay's Kevin Belingon over Bibiano Fernandes to capture the ONE bantamweight world title in the main event of 'ONE: Heart of the Lion' fight night at the Indoor Stadium in Singapore.[31]

Motorsports[edit]

Multi-Sporting Events[edit]

Hidilyn Diaz
  • August 21, Weightlifting – Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the Philippines' first gold medal in the Asian Games, capturing the women's 53-kilograms event at Jakarta International Expo Hall A in Indonesia.[34]
  • August 26:
    • Golf – Filipino-Japanese Yuka Saso captured the Philippines' second gold medal after ruling the women's golf tournament in the 2018 Asian Games at the Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club in Indonesia.[35]
    • Golf – Yuka Saso together with Bianca Isabel Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go won another gold medal, this time from the golf women's team event in the 2018 Asian Games at the Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club in Indonesia.[36]
  • August 29, Skateboarding – Athlete Margielyn Didal barely broke a sweat to rule the women's street skateboard competition at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, securing the country's fourth gold medal.[37]
  • October 7 Swimming (Men's 200-meter Individual Medley) – Para swimmer Ernie Gawilan has made history for the Philippines, as he delivered the country's first ever gold medal in the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.[38]
  • October 8, Bowling – Bowler Kim Ian Chi gets the second gold medal of the Philippines at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.[39]
  • October 10, Chess – The Philippine chess team wins 3 golds in a 6-medal haul in the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.[40]
  • October 14 Sailing: – Philippine Kiteboarder Christian Tio won the Philippines' first silver medal in the Youth Olympics, capturing the boy's IKA Twin Tip Racing event at the Club Náutico San Isidro in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • November 2, Gymnastics – Carlos Yulo became the first Filipino gymnast ever to win bronze medal in the men's floor event of the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships at Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar.[41][42]

POC and PSC[edit]

  • February 23 – The Philippine Olympic Committee held elections for the post of President and Chairman after the 2016 elections results were declared null and void by the Pasig Regional Trial Court. The court required Ricky Vargas and Abraham Tolentino to be candidates for the post of President and Chairman respectively.[43] Vargas and Tolentino won over incumbents Peping Cojuangco and Ting Ledesma.[44]

Swimming[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Beach Volleyball[edit]

Other Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Sports television specials[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January
February
June
August
September
October

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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