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Woodpushers harvest more gold for PH at Para Games

PH Para Chess Team

PH Para Chess Team

By Brian Yalung

The Filipino Para Chess team handed the Philippines three more golds in the 2018 Asian Para Games currently being held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Sander Severino handed PH its third gold when he ruled the Men’s Individual Standard P1 – Men category. Two other golds came from the Men’s Standard IV – B2/B3 that included Menandro Redor, Arman Subaste and Israel Peligro.

The other gold medal was courtesy of the Men’s Standard P1 composed of Severino, Jasper Rom and Henry Roger Lopez. The Filipino woodpushers also added a silver and bronze medals.

Redor also bagged the silver medal in the Men’s Individual Standard IV – B2/B3 – Men while Rom and Subaste nabbed the bronze medal in the Men’s Individual Standard P1 – Men and Men’s Individual Standard VI – B2/B3 – Men.

In tenpin bowling, the duo of Kim Ian Chi and Samuel Matias rolled a total score of 2,530 to bag the silver medal in the Mixed Doubles TPB10+TPB10 event held at the Jaya Ancol Bowling Centre. The duo of Hong Wonju and Sim Jinyong from South Korea won the gold with a total score of 2,785.

The Philippines has now bagged three gold, six silvers and six bronze medals, racking up their medal haul total to 15.

Yesterday, Josephine Media and Ernie Gawilan produced silver medals in table tennis and swimming.

Gawilan, who also won the gold medal in the 200 m individual relay, bagged the silver medal in the Men’s 100M Freestyle S7 – Men event after clocking 1:08.77 seconds behind Toh Wei Soong of Singapore who had a better time of 1:04.88 seconds. Hiroshi Hosokawa of Japan took the bronze with a time of 1:14.02.

Another silver came from table tennis courtesy of Josephine Media settled for the silver medal in the Women’s Singles – TT 8 – women event after bowing to Mao Jingdian of China 0-3 in the final.

Gary Beijno also won his second bronze medal after clocking 1:15.32 in the Men’s 100M Freestyle S6 –Men. He finished behind gold medalist Salimgereyev Yerzhan of Kazakhstan who had the best time of 1:12.22 and silver medalist Yang Hong of China who (1:14.04).

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