11 Filipino athletes go for gold to London Olympics


The London 2012 Summer Olympics has formally began with the grand opening ceremony. Along with the parade of colors are the 11 Filipino athletes who will compete in different sport events like archery,athletics,boxing,cycling,Judo,shooting, swimming and weightlifting.

Photo: Go for Gold Team Philippines

Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz holds the national flag as she leads the Philippine contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The uniforms were designed by renowned fashion designer Rajo Laurel.

Photo: Hidilyn Diaz holds the national flag
 during Olypics ceremony

In the recent poll, among the sport events, the hope to grab gold is more positive in the boxing and athletics. We'll found out!

TV5 via INTERAKTV got the rights to air the events in the Philippines. They will bring London closer to our eyes. Nowadays, it's very difficult to get Youtube videos in relation to Summer Olympics. Only the videos or with copyright from IOC are allowed. Anyway, here's the schedule of activities of Pinoy athletes to be broadcasted in AKTV Channel 13 and in HD subscription.

Rachel Cabral and Mark Javier (Archery – Qualifying Rounds)
July 28, 3 to 3:30 p.m. on AKTV

Jessie Khing Lacuna (Swimming – Qualifying Heats)
July 29, 11:30 p.m. to July 30, 2 a.m. on AKTV

Brian Rosario (Shooting – Qualifying Rounds)
July 31, 9 to 10 p.m. on AKTV

Hidilyn Diaz (Weightlifting)
July 31, 10:30 p.m. to August 1, 12:30 a.m. on AKTV

Mark Anthony Barriga (Boxing – First Round)
July 31, 11 p.m. to August 1, 2:30 a.m. on AKTV

Jasmine Alkhaldi (Swimming – Qualifying Heats)
August 1, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on AKTV and August 2, 3:30am to 5am on TV5

Tomohiko Hoshina (Judo)
August 3, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on AKTV and Hyper

Marestella Torres (Long Jump)
August 7, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on AKTV

Rene Herrera (5,000m Race)
August 8, 2 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. on AKTV and Aksyon TV

Daniel Caluag (Cycling)
August 8, 11 p.m. to August 9, 1 a.m. on AKTV and August 9, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Hyper

The whole Philippines is in support to our athletes and we pray for their success.


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