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Gary Bejino earns Tokyo 2020 Paralympics berth

Beatrice Go

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Gary Bejino earns Tokyo 2020 Paralympics berth

PARA BET. World Para Swimming confirms Gary Bejino's participation in the Tokyo Games.

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Para swimmer Gary Bejino becomes the fifth Filipino to join the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Para swimmer Gary Bejino qualified for four Tokyo 2020 Paralympics events as confirmed by World Para Swimming on Tuesday, June 29 (Wednesday, June 30, Manila time).

Bejino, who bagged a silver and two bronze medals in the 2018 Asian Para Games, earned a ticket to Tokyo via the approval of his bi-partite application from the international federation.

He is slated to compete in the men’s 400 meter freestyle S6, 200m individual medley SM6, 100m breaststroke SB, and 50m butterfly S6 in the Tokyo Paralympic Games slated to run from August 24 to September 5.

Bejino became the fifth Tokyo 2020 Paralympian from the Philippines after para athletics’ Jerold Magliwan and Janette Acevedo qualified through the minimum qualifying standard (MQS) and the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPS) minimum entry slot (MES) for the sport.

Rounding out the the Philippine delegation are Paralympian swimmer Ernie Gawilan and para taekwondo’s Allain Ganapin. –

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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.