PH wins 6 medals in ongoing Para Games


The Philippines has so far earned four silvers and two bronzes in the 2014 Asian Para Games being held in Incheon, South Korea.

Paralympian Marites Burce copped a silver in the women’s discus throw F52/53/54 class of athletics competitions. She registered 11.95 meters, good enough for a second-place finish behind the 18.06-meter effort of gold medalist Yang Liwan of China.

Myanmar’s Kay Thwe Moe took the bronze (11.90m).

The tandem of Julius Jun Obero and Rochelle Canoy also secured a silver-medal finish in the Combi Latin Class 2 of the wheelchair dancesports event by scoring nine points.

Gold medalists Lee Young-Ho and Lee Eun-ji of South Korea got seven points while another South Korean bets Park Yung Chul and Kim Yu-Na earned 14 points to finish third.

Powerlifter Achele Guion wound up second in the women’s 45-kilogram category as she lifted 70 kgs. with Hu Dandan of China claiming the gold with a 99-kg effort and Hiromi Kobayashi of Japan bagging the bronze (62 kg.).

Bowlers Samuel Matias and Ian Kim Chi pocketed the fourth silver in the mixed double (TPB 9/10 + TPB 9/10) of the tenpin bowling.

Ernie Gawilan delivered the two bronzes in the men’s 200m Individual Medley SM8 and men’s 400-meter freestyle S8. He placed fifth in the men’s 100m butterfly S8.

With four silvers and two, the Philippines placed 19th in the medal board. China is leading the pack with 74 golds, 40 silvers and 22 bronzes followed by South Korea (29-14-25) and Japan (18-21-23).


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