Team Philippines for Incheon Asian Para Games surpasses 2010 performance


The Team Philippines seeing action at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Korea had successfully surpassed their previous performance in the 1st Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China, as the team snared 5 silver and 5 bronze medals compared to the 4 silver and 3 bronze medal showing in the 2010 edition.

Winning the 5 silver medals for Philippines are Marites Burce in Athletics Women’s Discuss Throw F52/53/54, Samuel Matias & Kim Ian Chi in Bowling Mixed Doubles TPB 9/10, Julius Jun Obero & Rochelle Canoy in Dance Sport Combi Latin, Achelle Guion in Powerlifting Women’s -45kg A, and Adeline Ancheta in Powerlifting Women’s +86kg A.

Swimmer Ernie Gawilan is the only Filipino multi-medalist in Incheon, winning three bronze medals in Men’s 100m Free, 400m Free and 200m Individual Medley for SM8 athletes. Arthus Bucay also brought home a bronze in Men’s Individual C4-5 Race cycling event, so as Josephine Media in Table Tennis Women’s Singles TT7

With 5 silver and 4 silver medals, Team Philippines wound up in 24th rank, lower than the 21st ranking in the 2010 edition.

China tops the medal tally with 174 gold, 95 silver and 48 bronze; followed by South Korea (72 gold, 62 silver and 77 bronze) and Japan (38 gold, 49 silver and 56 bronze).

Thailand tops the SEA region finishing in 6th place overall with 21 gold, 39 silver and 47 bronze; followed by Malaysia in 7th place with 15 gold, 20 silver and 27 bronze; then Indonesia in 9th with 9 gold, 11 silver and 18 bronze; and Vietnam in 10th place with 9 gold, 7 silver and 13 bronze.

Myanmar placed 5th among SEA Countries, ranking 22nd overall with 1 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze; then Singapore in 23rd overall with 1 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals.

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