first_imgLATEST STORIES “This, to my recollection, is one of the best teams we have ever assembled,” nonplaying captain Bones Floro told the Inquirer after overseeing Yuka Saso, LK Go and Bianca Pagdanganan tee off in the last official practice round.“We are very optimistic [of gold medal chances], and the teams are in high spirits,” Floro said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Hidilyn Diaz literally gave the sagging spirits of the Philippine contingent here a lift on Tuesday night by winning the country’s first gold medal, and golf looks as a prime candidate to nail the next one on Sunday after four rounds.Filipino women never won medals better than bronze in the Games, the last from the 2002 team in Busan backstopped by Heidi Chua. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal JAKARTA—Now that the Philippines has already equaled its gold medal haul in the last Asian Games, the real question now is: Who, or which team, will surpass that?Unnoticed since the start, the Philippine golf teams swing into action on Thursday with high hopes of landing a medal in the 18th edition of this continental sporting showcase, with the three-strong women’s team looming as one of the favorites for championships at Pondok Indah course here.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Guiao takes it easy after loss to China, gives Clarkson, team a break Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Jamille Jose won the bronze in individual play in 1990 in Beijing, where her team also finished third.Ramon Brobio is the only Filipino ever to win a gold, doing it in 1986 in Seoul before settling for bronze in his defense four years later in Beijing, where the flamboyant Shigeki Maruyama won.Rupert Zaragosa, Luis Castro, Wei Wei Gao and LJ Go make up the men’s team, which national coach Rick Gibson said could surprise the field.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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