Asian Games: PH exceeds 2014 Incheon total medal tally

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) The Philippines has surpassed the country's total medal tally in the Incheon Asian Games as Almohaidib Abad delivered another bronze medal in Jakarta.

Abad placed third in the pencak silat men's single division finishing behind Indonesia's Sugianto and Thailand's Ilyas Sadara.

The bronze medal allowed the Philippines to better its medal tally in South Korea, where it had a total of 15 medals.

The Philippines won a total of 15 medals (one gold, three silvers, and 11 bronze) and ranked 22nd out of the 37 participating countries in the last Asian Games in South Korea.

Team Philippines can still add more medals to its collection with four days left in the competition.

Philippine delegation head Richard Gomez said he is proud of the athletes' performance in the Asian Games.

"My wish is for PSC to focus on developing our national team and national pool because I know we can do better than what we have achieve this time. There is no lack of talent from the Pinoys, it's just a matter of supporting them faithfully to bring them to the next level of competition. This should be a prelude for the coming SEA Games," Gomez told CNN Philippines.

Pencak silat athletes had so far delivered the most medals with four, while taekwondo and golf athletes have contributed three medals each.

Wushu has given the country two medals, while weightlifting, BMX, jiujitsu, and karate each produced one medal.