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Tokyo Paralympics: Ernie Gawilan finishes sixth in men’s 400m freestyle final

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:31 PM August 29, 2021
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FILE – Ernie Gawilan (left) shares an idle moment with fellow Para swimmer Gary Bejino at Tokyo Aquatics Center. —PHILIPPINE
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MANILA, Philippines—Ernie Gawilan failed to reach the podium and finished in sixth place in the men’s 400-meter freestyle in Tokyo Paralympic Games Sunday at Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

The Filipino bet clocked 4:56.24, 17.29 seconds behind bronze medal winner Evan Austin of the United States, who finished with a time of 4:38.95.

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Israel’s Mark Malyar captured the gold medal with a world record performance of 4:31.06, beating the previous mark of 4:33.64 he set in London in September 2019.

Ukraine’s Andril Trusov took the silver with a time of 4:35.56.

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Argentina’s Inaki Basiloff finished fourth after registering 4:38.99 while Italy’s Federico Bicelli clocked 4:43.67 for fifth place.

Singapore’s Toh Wei Soong placed seventh (5:06.39) while Taiwan’s Chen Liang-da finished eighth (5:10.65).

The Philippines is still searching for its first gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

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