MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will have at least five athletes competing in the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Three more were added to the Philippine delegation after swimmer Gary Bejino, wheelchair runner Jerrold Mangliwan and discus thrower Jeanette Aceveda secured their spots through bipartisan spaces on Wednesday.
The Philippines team now has 𝐅𝐈𝐕𝐄 for athletes who will compete in the Tokyo Paralympic Games starting June 30.
– Sports Commission of the Philippines (@psc_gov) June 30, 2021
Bejino, Mangliwan and Aceveda were joined by early taekwondo jin participants Allain Ganapin and swimmer Erwin Gawilan.
Table tennis player Josephine Medina, who took bronze at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, is still awaiting her official confirmation.
Medina, who ended the country’s 16-year medal drought, is expected to participate in his third consecutive Paralympic Games.
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