List of Olympic medalists for the Philippines

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This list of Olympic medalists for the Philippines collects in one location all the names of medalists who participated in the Olympics on behalf of the Philippines.

History[edit]

The Philippines began participating at the Olympic Games in the 1924 Summer Olympics held at Paris, with David Nepomuceno as the sole participant. At the 1928 Summer Olympics at Amsterdam, the Commonwealth won its first medal when swimmer Teófilo Yldefonso finished third at the 200 meter breaststroke event. The 1932 Summer Olympics at Los Angeles was the most fruitful for the Filipinos, when they were awarded with three bronze medals. It was even said that Los Angeles' weather helped the athletes, as it was comparatively as same with that of the Philippines. The Philippines would win another bronze medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics at Berlin.

After independence from the United States, the country did not win another medal until the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics, where boxer Anthony Villanueva was beaten at the gold medal bout. His father, José, was one of the bronze medalists in 1932.

Boxing would later bring all of the remaining medals of the country, with Leopoldo Serrantes winning bronze at the Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics. Another boxer won a bronze medal 4 years later in Barcelona courtesy of Roel `Velasco while his brother Mansueto was beaten at the gold medal bout to claim silver at the 1996 Summer Olympics at Atlanta.

There would be another medal drought; it was broken after 20 years (equivilent to 5 Summer Olympics) in the 2016 Summer Olympics when Hidilyn Diaz won silver at women's 53 kg weightlifting, at Rio de Janeiro. ` Among demonstration sports, the country won one gold and two bronze medals; this doesn't include the Wushu Tournament Beijing 2008 wherein the country won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals, for this was not an official Olympic demonstration sport.

In the Summer Youth Olympics, Luis Gabriel Moreno won the country's first Olympic gold medal at the mixed team event in Nanjing 2014.

List of medalists[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Medal Name Final opponent Event Sport Year Location
Bronze medal.svg Teófilo Yldefonso Gold medal.svg Japan Yoshiyuki Tsuruta
Silver medal.svg Germany Erich Rademacher
Men's 200 metre breaststroke Swimming 1928 Summer Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bronze medal.svg Gold medal.svg Japan Yoshiyuki Tsuruta
Silver medal.svg Japan Reizo Koike
Men's 200 metre breaststroke Swimming 1932 Summer United States Los Angeles, United States
Bronze medal.svg Simeon Toribio Gold medal.svg Canada Duncan McNaughton
Silver medal.svg United States Bob Van Osdel
Men's high jump Athletics
Bronze medal.svg José Villanueva Gold medal.svg Canada Horace Lefty Gwynne
Semi-final
Men's bantamweight Boxing
Bronze medal.svg Miguel White Gold medal.svg United States Glenn Hardin
Silver medal.svg Canada John Loaring
Men's 400 metre hurdles Athletics 1936 Summer Germany Berlin, Germany
Silver medal.svg Anthony Villanueva Gold medal.svg Soviet Union Stanislav Stepashkin
Gold medal bout
Men's featherweight Boxing 1964 Summer Japan Tokyo, Japan
Bronze medal.svg Leopoldo Serantes Gold medal.svg Bulgaria Ivailo Marinov
Semi-final
Men's light flyweight Boxing 1988 Summer South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Bronze medal.svg Roel Velasco Gold medal.svg Cuba Rogelio Marcelo
Semi-final
Men's light flyweight Boxing 1992 Summer Spain Barcelona, Spain
Silver medal.svg Mansueto Velasco Gold medal.svg Bulgaria Daniel Petrov
Gold medal bout
Men's light flyweight Boxing 1996 Summer United States Atlanta, United States
Silver medal.svg Hidilyn Diaz Gold medal.svg Chinese Taipei Hsu Shu-Ching
Bronze medal.svg South Korea Yoon Jin-hee
Women's 53 kg Weightlifting 2016 Summer Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Medalists in demonstration sports[edit]

This doesn't include the Wushu Tournament Beijing 2008, which was not an official Olympic demonstration sport.

Medal Name Final opponent Event Sport Year Location
Gold medal.svg Arianne Cerdeña Silver medal.svg Japan Atsuko Asai Women's bowling Bowling 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Bronze medal.svg Stephen Fernandez Silver medal.svg Canada Sayed Youssef Najem
Semi-final
Men's bantamweight Taekwondo 1992 Spain Barcelona, Spain
Bronze medal.svg Beatriz Lucero Silver medal.svg Turkey Aysegul Ergin
Semi-final
Women's featherweight

Summer Youth Olympics[edit]

Medal Name Final opponent Event Sport Year Location
Gold medal.svg Luis Gabriel Moreno[note 1]
With Li Jiaman (China)
Silver medal.svg Germany Cynthia Freywald
Silver medal.svg Malaysia Muhamad Zarif Syahiir Zolkepeli
Final
Mixed team Archery 2014 Summer Youth China Nanjing, China

Medal tally[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

By sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 0 2 3 5
Weightlifting 0 1 0 1
Athletics 0 0 2 2
Swimming 0 0 2 2
Total 0 3 7 10

Summer Youth Olympics[edit]

By sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Archery 1 0 0 1
Total[note 1] 1 0 0 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b In IOC records, this is credited as a gold medal for "mixed teams", or teams that are composed of members from more than one NOCs.

References[edit]