Philippine Paralympic Team

SCHEDULE: Philippine team at Tokyo Paralympics

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SCHEDULE: Philippine team at Tokyo Paralympics
(3rd UPDATE) Filipino para athletes aim for a historic finish in the Tokyo Games

After the Philippines’ most successful campaign in Olympic history, it is now time for Filipino para athletes to showcase their wares.

Six Filipinos qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics in four different sports as over 4,500 differently abled athletes take center stage from August 24 to September 5.

Asian Para Games champion Ernie Gawilan (para swimming) leads the Philippine delegation that also features Jerrold Mangliwan (para athletics), Allain Ganapin (para taekwondo), Jeanette Aceveda (para athletics), Gary Bejino (para swimming), and Achelle Guion (para powerlifting).

(READ: Tokyo Paralympics: Meet Team Philippines)

The Philippines, which has won a total of two bronze medals in Paralympics history courtesy of Adeline Dumapong (para powerlifting) and Josephine Medina (para table tennis), will try to eclipse its one-bronze finish in the 2016 Rio Games.

Here is the schedule of the Filipino Paralympians:

(UPDATE: Powerlifter Achelle Guion, discus thrower Jeanette Aceveda, and taekwondo jin Allain Ganapin will no longer see action in the Tokyo Paralympics after testing positive for COVID-19.)


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