Team Philippines won 4 gold medals and bagged the overall Silver podium finish at the 2019 World Para Bowling Tour leg held in Manila.
The country’s para-athletes in bowling produced 4 golds, 3 silvers, and 3 bronzes for a total tally of 10 medals during the tourney held at the Sta. Lucia Bowling Centre of the Sta Lucia East Grand Mall in Manila from November 14 to 20.
The Filipino para bowlers finished second to Malaysia’s 11 golds with a total medal tally of 26 and ahead of eight other countries, including Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Czech Republic, Brunei Darussalam, and Hong Kong.
Here are the medals for Team Philippines at the World Para Bowling Tour:
- Gold Singles Mixed, Kim Ian Tan Chi
- Gold Mixed, Kim Ian Tan Chi
- Gold Doubles Mixed, Kim Ian Tan Chi and Samuel Linos Matias
- Silver Doubles, Roger Tapia and Patrick Eusebio
- Silver Doubles Mixed Christopher Yue and Ramelle Martin
- Bronze Doubles Mixed, Jaime Baguitan Manguinga and Francisco Ramirez Ednaco
- Bronze Mixed, Christopher Yue
The World Para Bowling is currently campaigning to be accepted at the Paralympics. The World Para Bowling has 7 categories, with 3 categories in the visual impairment group, 1 category in the Intellectual group, and 3 categories in the physical impairment group which includes the wheelchair.
The Philippines scored 8 medals at the Thailand World Para Bowling Championship held in September where Jaime Manguinga and Francisco Endaco won a doubles gold.
Team Philippines’ para bowlers and other para-athletes together claimed 10 golds at the 2018 Asian Para Games.
The Philippines’ para-athletes, including Asian Para Games silver medalist para swimmer Ernie Gawilan, are preparing for the 2020 ASEAN Para Games to be held in the Philippines after the Southeast Asian Games.
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