The Olympic games is a competition between the toughest and most determined athletes from the different nations all across the globe.
All athletes dream of the chance of competing in order to represent their very own countries and hopefully bring home awards and bring pride to the nation.
The Philippines have been competing in the Olympics since the 1924 Summer Olympics held at Paris, France.
Although despite the long years of the country in the said competition, how many medalists do we know aside from the latest silver medalist from this year's Olympics?
Can't think of any? Read this and get to know the other Filipino athletes who have made us proud.
1.Teofilo E. Ydelfonso (1928)
The first Filipino and Southeast Asian olympian to win a medal is Teofilo E. Ydelfonso, who won bronze in the men's 200 meter breastroke competition in the Summer Olympics held in Netherlands in the year 1928.
He brought home another bronze medal in the same competition in the Summer Olympics year 1932 held in the United States.
2. Simeon Toribio
Simeon Toribio won in the same year Ydelfonso did on his second win, year 1932. He brough home a bronze medal in the men's high jump competition.
Although Torribio could have won gold if it was not for his need to defecate.
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3. José Luis Villanueva
José Luis Villanueva, "Cely" from Binondo brought home a bronze medal in the men's bantamweight competition in the 1932 Olympic games as well.
He became a trainer in boxing and was even the coach of Gabriel "Flash" Elorde.
4. Miguel White
Miguel White is a Filipino with an American bloodline who competed for the Philippines in a track and field competition in the men's 400 meter hurdles event on the 1936 Summer Olympics in Germany where he won bronze.
5. Anthony Villanueva
Son of José Luis Villanueva, who won the very first silver medal for the country. He participated in the men's featherweight competition during the 1964 Olympic games held in Japan.
6. Leopoldo Serantes
Leopoldo Serantes brought home a bronze medal from the men's light flyweight division during the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
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7. Roel Velasco
Roel Velasco took home a bronze medal in the men's light flyweight event during the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
He also brought home a silver medal from the 1997 World Amateur Boxing Championships held in Hungary and became the very first Filipino to win in the Goodwill Games in 1988 in New York.
8. Mansueto Velasco
Mansueto Velasco or also known as Onyok Velasco won silver in the men's light flyweight boxing category in the 1966 Summer Olympics in Georgia.
9. Hidilyn Diaz
Hidilyn Diaz won silver in the weightlifting competition in this years Olympics. She is the very first female athlete of the country to bag an Olympic medal after she ended the 20 year drought of the country.