Philippines at the 1951 Asian Games

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Philippines at the
1951 Asian Games
Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg
IOC code PHI
NOC Philippine Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.ph (English)
in New Delhi
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 6 8 19
Asian Games appearances (overview)

The Philippines participated in the first ever Asian Games held in New Delhi, India on March 5 to 10, 1951. With 5 golds, 6 silvers and 8 bronzes, this country was ranked 5th in the medal tally and 3rd place in the over-all medal count.[1]

Asian Games performance[edit]

It was the modest start for the country's delegation of 39 athletes. The delegation was the smallest ever and won its 19 medals in only four sports - swimming, basketball, athletics and weightlifting. There were no women athlete in the country's first Asian Games team.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 1 0 3 4
Basketball 1 0 0 1
Swimming 3 5 4 12
Weightlifting 0 1 1 2

Medalists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Andres Franco
Francisco Calilan
Andres dela Cruz
Genaro Fernandez
Jose Gochango
Rafael Hechanova
Moro Lorenzo
Carlos Loyzaga
Antonio Martinez (Team Captain)
Lauro Mumar
Ignacio Ramos
Meliton Santos
Mariano Tolentino
Coach: Dionisio Calvo
Jacinto Cayco

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

  • Swimming
Sotero Alcantara
Serafin Villanueva
Mohammad Mala (2 silver medals)
Rodrigo Del Rosario

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

  • Athletics
Aurelio Amante
  • Swimming
Sotero Alcantara
Mohammad Mala
Edilberto Bonus
Serafin Villanueva
  • Weightlifting
Landero Pedro

References[edit]