Engelberto "Biboy" Rivera of the Philippines finally broke the gold medal drought of the country at the 2010 Asian Games currently being held in Guangzhou, China. Rivera romped his way to the individual gold in Men's Bowling Squad A with a score of 1414 pins ahead of Mohammed A M A Alrgeebah of Kuwait who bowled 1404 pins and Filipino compatriot Frederick Ong with 1390. It is the first good news for the Philippine contingent who has suffered numerous setbacks early on the quadrennial event.
Notable misses are from tennis and billiards which all bowed out of medal contention. Majority of our swimmers also failed to advance beyond preliminaries and therefore out of medal contention. As of today, Philippines stand at 1 gold and 3 bronzes good for 11th place. The other bronze medals came from dance sports.