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3 more Filipinos qualify for Tokyo Paralympic Games

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 08:37 PM June 30, 2021
Philippines' Gary Bejino during the Men's 400m Freestyle event. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Janneth Tenorio

Philippines’ Gary Bejino during the Men’s 400m Freestyle event. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Janneth Tenorio

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 racer Jerrold Mangliwan and discus thrower Jeanette Aceveda secured their spots through bipartite slots on Wednesday.

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Bejino, Mangliwan and Aceveda joined early entrants taekwondo jin Allain Ganapin and swimmer Erwin Gawilan.

Table tennis player Josephine Medina, who bagged the bronze in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, is still waiting for her official confirmation.

Medina, who ended the country’s 16-year medal drought, is expected to participate in her third straight Paralympic Games.

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