As the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea is getting nearer, the composition of Team Philippines has also gotten clearer with three months to go prior to the grand opening of the prestigious continental sporting event in Asia.
Contradicting reports have surfaced online regarding the composition of Team Philippines. Some have reported that we are participating in 25 sports, while some says in 26 sports which include Shooting in the list.
There are confusions too as to the number of athletes have been sent last Wednesday to the Incheon organizers since yesterday was the deadline for the entries by number.
But one thing for sure, Team Philippines bound to compete at the 17th Asian Games in Korea will not be more than 200 athletes.
Reports say that the breakdown of Team Philippines’ entry by number is Aquatics 8, Archery 8, Athletics 9, Baseball 15, Basketball 12, Bowling 12, Boxing 9, Canoe-Kayak 1, Cycling 5, Equestrian 3, Fencing 2, Golf 7, Gymnastics 1, Judo 4, Karate 6, Rowing 5, Rugby 7s 12, Sailing 4, Shooting 8, Taekwondo 12, Lawn Tennis 6, Soft Tennis 3, Triathlon 8, Weightlifting 2, Wrestling 7 and Wushu 6. A total of 171 athletes.
PSC Chief Richie Garcia said that the numbers may still be cut when the Philippine Olympic Committee and the PSC finalize the composition of the delegation by Aug. 15.