Ernie Gawilan and Adeline Ancheta-Dumapong boosted the Philippines’ medal haul in 2018 Para Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Gawilan, who won the country’s first gold medal in the multisport competition, added another gold to his name after ruling the men’s 100-meter backstroke S7 category Wednesday evening at GBK Aquatic Center.
Gawilan clocked in at 1:19.90 and he shared the top spot with Japan’s Daisuke Ejima.
In the women’s powerlifting, Ancheta-Dumapong took the bronze medal in the women’s over 86.00-kilogram category Thursday at Balai Sudirman.
Ancheta-Dumapong’s best lift was at 107 kilograms, which was good enough to put her in the podium.
Republic of Korea’s Lee Hyungjung won the gold after the best lift of 118 kilograms while Indonesia’s Sriyanti Sriyanti took the silver with a best lift of also 118 kilograms.
Lee took home the top prize after as she lifted 115 kilograms in the first attempts, a kilogram heavier than what Sriyanti did.
The Philippines is tied with Hongkong at the 10th spot of the medal tally with six gold medals apiece.
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