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. – Rappler.com