Philippines at the
1982 Asian Games
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IOC codePHI
NOCPhilippine Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ph (in English)
in New Delhi
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
2
Silver
3
Bronze
9
Total
14
Asian Games appearances (overview)

The Philippines participated in the 1982 Asian Games held in New Delhi, India from November 19 to December 4, 1982. Ranked 10th with 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 9 bronze medals with a total of 14 over-all medals.[1]

Asian Games Performance

A year after emerging as the country's newest track sensation with a golden double at the 1981 Manila Southeast Asian Games, Lydia de Vega became Asia's sprint darling, winning the century dash in the 1982 Asian Games. The 17-year old De Vega bagged the 100-meter dash in 11.76 seconds to become Asia's fastest woman.[citation needed]

It was only one of the two gold medals won by the 114-man contingent, but it was enough to brighten another dismal performance by the Philippines in the quadrennial meet. A swimmer named William "Billy" Wilson maintained swimming's legacy as a perennial source of medals, winning the gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle. [2]

Medalists

The following Philippine competitors won medals at the Games.

Gold

No. Medal Name Sport Event
1  Gold Lydia de Vega
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Athletics
Women's 100m
2  Gold William Wilson
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Swimming
Men's 200m Freestyle

Silver

No. Medal Name Sport Event
1  Silver Efren Tabanas
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Boxing
Light flyweight 48kg
2  Silver Policarpio Ortega
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Sailing
Windglider
3  Silver William Wilson
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Swimming
Men's 400m Freestyle

Bronze

No. Medal Name Sport Event
1  Bronze Hector Begeo
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Athletics
Men's 3000m Steeplechase
2  Bronze Fernando de Asis
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Boxing
Lightweight 60kg
3  Bronze Raymundo Suico
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Boxing
Welterweight 67kg
4  Bronze Rodolfo Guaves
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Cycling
Track 1km time Trial
5  Bronze Edgardo Pagarigan
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Cycling
Track Points Race
6  Bronze Deogracias Asuncion
Jomel Lorenzo
Renato Mier
Diomedes Panton
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Cycling
Track Team Pursuit
7  Bronze Steven Virata
Marielle Virata
Fidelino Barba
Jose Montilla
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Equestrian
Team
8  Bronze Jose Medina
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Shooting
50m Rifle Prone
9  Bronze William Wilson
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Swimming
Men's 1500m Freestyle

Multiple

Name Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
William Wilson Swimming 1 1 1 3

Medal Summary

Medal by Sports

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Swimming1113
Athletics1012
Boxing0123
Sailing0101
Cycling0033
Equestrian0011
Shooting0011
Totals (7 entries)23914

References

  1. ^ 1982 Asian Games medal tally Archived 2004-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Those rare RP golds". philstar.com.