Birthday September 15, 1995
Hometown: Pasay City, Philippines
Events: AR60, FR3X40, FR60PR
Jayson Valdez is the son of three-time Southeast Asian gold medalist Julius Valdez
Jayson Valdez, 25, the first Filipino shooter to participate in the Olympic Games since Paul Bryan Rosario in London 2012, is confident of being in the top eight as long as he surpasses his personal best of 630.
Jayson Valdez once dreamt about clutching an Olympic gold medal.
In reality, he is aware of the numbers he must shoot for, literally, to give himself a chance for a medal in Tokyo.
The 25-year-old second-generation Filipino marksman understands beating his personal best of 630 points could get him nearer to the podium as he faces 30 competitors from various countries entered in the men’s 10-meter air rifle event in the Summer Games.