The country’s national-delegation head to the Asian Games in Indonesia said winning more than 1 gold in the competition would be a “big accomplishment.” The Philippines won a total of 15 medals in the Games held in South Korea in 2014, but placed first in just one event — BMX cycling courtesy of California-based Filipino Daniel Caluag. Richard Gomez, president of the Philippine Fencing Association, said he recognizes how strong the field is in the continental meet, reason to keep expectations realistic. “We know very well that the level of competition in the Asian Games is very high. It’s the second largest multisport event in the world, next to the Olympics. If we can win a few gold medals, then that would be a big accomplishment for the national team,” he said. Gomez said combat sports such as boxing, judo, taekwondo and debuting jiu-jitsu have the potential to bring that objective to fruition. “The wish of every (Philippine Olympic Committee) leader is to perform better than the last,” he said. “It will be painful if we don’t a have gold, so anything better than one gold is definitely better than the last.” The restrained projection is a departure from the bold forecast by sports officials in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, where the Philippines won 24 gold medals, missing the prediction of 50 to 60. For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website.