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 (English)
in New Delhi
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


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