Rio Paralympics: Mangliwan finished 7th in Finals, Swimmer Galiwan fell short


Two Filipino Paralympians ended their respective events in the on going Rio Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Filipino wheelchair racer Jerrold Pete Mangliwan finished 7th in the Men’s 400m T52 class Finals clocking his personal best of 1:04.93.


World record holder Raymond Martin of the USA got the gold clocking 58.42, Japanese Tomoki Sato came in second to get the silver clocking 58.88 and Gianfranco Iannotta of the USA got the bronze clocking 1:02.16.

Meanwhile, Filipino swimmer Ernie Gawilan finished 5th in the Men’s 100m backstroke Class S8 Heat 2.

Gawilan clocking 1:19.75 is 13:63 behind the heat winner from Serbia Oliver Hynd clocking 1:06.12.


This end their campaign in the Rio Paralympics.

Only Filipina powerlifter left now for the Philippines in Rio. Adeline Ancheta Dumapong the bronze medalist of the Philippines in the 2000 Sydney Paralympics is set to see action September 14, Midnight (Manila Time).

So far, the Philippines won a bronze medal courtesy of Table tennis player Josephine Medina in the Women’s Single Class 8 division.

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