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Filipino athletes qualified for 2024 Paris Olympics


2024 Paris Olympics Philippines

The 2024 Paris Olympics is set to take place from July 26 up to August 11, 2024 in Paris, France and a few of the Philippines' top athletes have already booked their slots to the Summer Games.

Many other national athletes still have a chance to make it to the games, with qualifying tournaments and other pathways for qualification still ongoing in the next few months. This list will be updated as others earn their own places in the Olympics Games.

Here are our athletes already qualified for Paris 2024 (as of April 12, 2024):

 

Filipinos qualified for 2024 Paris Olympics

 

EJ Obiena, Athletics

Pole vaulter EJ Obiena was the first to qualify for the Paris Games after meeting the entry standard of 5.82 meters in the BAUHAUS-Galan leg of the Diamond League in Stockholm, Sweden. This is his second consecutive stint in the Olympics.

Carlos Yulo, Gymnastics

Gymnast Carlos Yulo booked his second trip to the Olympics after placing as the highest-ranked eligible athlete in his pet event, the floor exercise, in the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.

Aleah Finnegan, Gymnastics

The second gymnast in the list, Aleah Finnegan, booked her first appearance for the Philippines in the Olympics after placing 32nd in the women's all-around event in the World Gymnastics Championships. This was enough to include her to the 14 Olympic slots allotted from the Worlds. 

Eumir Marcial, Boxing

Already an Olympic bronze medalist, boxer Marcial is set for another trip to the Summer Games after finishing inside of the top two of the men's 80kg division in the Asian Games.

Nesthy Petecio, Boxing

Olympic silver medalist Petecio punched another ticket to the Summer Games as she qualified through the 1st Olympic boxing qualifiers in Italy.

Aira Villegas, Boxing

Villegas also booked a ticket to the Paris Olympics through the 1st Olympic boxing qualifiers. She will compete in the women's 50-kg event.

Rosegie Ramos, John Ceniza, Elreen Ando, Vanessa Sarno (Weightlifting)

Weightlifters Rosegie Ramos, John Ceniza, Elreen Ando, and Vanessa Sarno qualified through the IWF World Cup in Thailand in April.

Ramos competed in the 49kg women's event, while Ceniza claimed his slot in the men's 61kg event.

Ando, meanwhile, had a better showing against Hidilyn Diaz in the women's 59kg event, allowing her to grab a ticket to Paris, while Sarno had a record in snatch as she qualified for the Summer Games.

—JKC/JMB, GMA Integrated News