SLIDESHOW: Pinays deliver Asian Games gold medals

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 29 2018 07:32 PM | Updated as of Aug 30 2018 05:05 PM

The gold medals the Philippines has won so far (as of Aug. 29) in the 2018 Asian Games have come courtesy of the country's female athletes.

It was Hidilyn Diaz who struck first when she won the women's 53- kilogram event in weightlifting on August 21.

The golf trio of Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go followed on Sunday, with Saso's first-place finish in women's individual play and a second gold by them as a team.

Margielyn Didal joined the parade when she topped the women's street skateboard competition on Wednesday.

Didal's gold raised the Philippines' total to 4 in these Games in Jakarta and in Palembang, equaling the country's output in 2006 in Doha, 1986 in Seoul, and 1978 in Bangkok. The Philippines hasn't won more than 4 gold medals since the 1962 Games in Jakarta, where the national delegation brought home 7.

Here are some of the images showing their triumphs in the region's biggest multi-sports competition:

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz works on her gold-medal performance in the women's 53-kilogram event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21. Darren Whiteside, Reuters

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz is flanked by two other medal winners in the women's 53-kilogram event, as Diaz stands on the podium with her gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21. Darren Whiteside, Reuters

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz stands on the podium raising the Philippine flag at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21. Darren Whiteside, Reuters

Golfers Bianca Pagdanganan (from left), Yuka Saso and Lois Kaye Go celebrate winning the team's twin gold medals — one by Saso in women's individual play and one by the 3-woman team — at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 26. Pagdanganan also won bronze in individual play. PSC media pool

Golfers Yuka Saso (from left), Lois Kaye Go and Bianca Pagdanganan bite their gold medals to celebrate their victories — one by Saso in women's individual play and one by the 3-woman team — at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 26. Pagdanganan also won bronze in individual play. PSC media pool

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz (second from right) joins golfers Lois Kaye Go (from left), Bianca Pagdanganan and Yuka Saso as they arrive at the NAIA in Pasay City on August 28, following their gold-medal victories in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Margielyn Didal performs her routine in the women's street skateboard competition at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia on August 29. Didal won gold. Edgar Su, Reuters

Margielyn Didal is a picture of joy as she finished with the gold medal in the women's street skateboard competition at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia on August 29. Mohd Rasfan, AFP

Margielyn Didal bites the gold medal she won in the women's street skateboard competition at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia on August 29. Mohd Rasfan, AFP

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