Tokyo Paralympics: Ernie Gawilan finishes sixth in men's 400m freestyle final | Inquirer Sports

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

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:31 PM August 29, 2021
Ernie Gawilan

FILE – Ernie Gawilan (left) shares an idle moment with fellow Para swimmer Gary Bejino at Tokyo Aquatics Center. —PHILIPPINE

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.


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.


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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