Last Updated on March 19, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
Regarding Kiyomi Watanabe of the Philippines and Olympic Qualification for Judo in the women’s -63kg weight category.
March 2, 2015
Ms. Watanbe has the following results from the 2014
- Asian Junior Champion
- Eliminated in the first round of the Tokyo Grand slam
- Top 8 in Asian Games
The Olympic Qualification Rules state two methods of qualification based on World and Continental Ranking Lists on 30 May 2016. As of today, there are the current standings.
The World Ranking lists were referred to as of the 1st of March 2015.
As known continental rankings lists could be sourced. This was done by calculating the placings of the Asian countries on the world ranking list.
Only one athlete per NOC may be entered
- Direct Qualification – Top 14 in the world per weight category – one athlete from Japan, Korea, China
- Continental Qualification – two athletes per continent. Currently, these are Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Watanabe currently is ranked 7th in this category.
Philippine Judo Team 2 medals in HK Meet
22-year-old Monica Pineda bagged the silver while Helen Dawa took the bronze in their respective categories as the Philippines held its own against a cracked international field in the Hong Kong International judo tournament at the Shek Kip Mei Park Sports Center in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon recently.
Pineda finished second in the under-45kg while Dawa placed third in an under-48kg division of the event that drew participants from Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.
This is a good selection of different nations at a high degree of competition but I will await the final results for further analysis to see if they were up against any SEA Games medalists.
Pineda who is a student at the University of the East is a newcomer and did not participate in the nine-athlete contingent that played in the 2011 SEA Games. She is not currently in the current training pool for Judo. But this is a notable performance from Pineda.
The 11-member Phl delegation, backed by PLDT-Hong Kong Ltd., was headed by team manager Shalimar Tamano and included seven national judokas and three young athletes from La Salle Greenhills.
The athletes included SEA Games medalists Bryn Quillotes (bronze), Jenielou Mosqueda (silver), Gilbert Ramirez (gold), Helen Dawa (silver), and also newcomers Monica Pineda, Miguel Teruel, Francis Recio, Alvin Mendoza, Shaun Roxas, and Joaquin Miciano.
Last SEA Games Myanmar the Philippines won 2 Golds, 3 Silvers, and 2 Bronzes.
As of now the SEA Games 2015 only contains the lightest category of 52kg in Judo. This means unless amendments are made to the event lists Pineda (45kg) and Dawa (48kg) would have to bulk up or compete against bigger athletes.
* Results to follow when available
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