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Team Pilipinas - The Philippine Olympic Team
This year, the Philippines will be represented by Team Pilipinas or the Philippine Olympic team composed of 11 athletes competing in 8 different events. See the list below:
In the Archery event, the Philippines have two players for both Men and Women's division. They are Mark Javier and Rachelle Anne Cabral respectively.
In the Athletics event, Renee Herrera will compete in the 3000 m steeplechase event while Marestella Torres will be representing the Philippines in the Long Jump event.
Considered to be Philippines forte, the boxing event obtained Philippines' most number of medals (5 of 9). This year however, the Philippines will be represented by only one athlete, Mark Barriga fighting in the Lightweight division.
CyclingDaniel Caluag will represent the country in Men's BMX event.
Filipino-Japanese athlete Tomohiko Hoshina in the +100kg Men's division of Judo.
Brian Rosario will represent the Philippines in Men's Skeet event.
The Philippines has two Olympic medals from swimming event. The last one was through Teofilo Yldefonso who won a bronze medal in 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. In 2012 London Olympics, the country will be represented by two athletes: Jessie Lacuna who will compete in Men's 200m freestyle and Jasmine Alkhaldi who will compete in Women's 100m freestyle swimming events.
WeightliftingHidilyn Diaz will compete for the Philippines in Women's -58 kg division of the weightlifting event.