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SCHEDULE: Team Philippines vying for 1st Gold at Tokyo Paralympics

Team Philippines Tokyo Paralympics
Five para-athletes from the Philippines have qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics beginning in August. PSC photo.

(UPDATED September 3) Here is the schedule of the Filipino para-athletes competing in four different sports at the Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, from August 24 to September 5, 2021.

The Philippine Paralympic team is aiming for the country’s first-ever gold medal in the Paralympic Games, to match the historic campaign of 19 Filipino Olympians at the last Tokyo Olympics.

Since joining the Paralympics in 1988, the Philippines has won two medals: powerlifter Adeline Dumapon earned bronze in the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, and paddler Josephine Medina won another bronze in 2016.

Team Philippines was originally bannered by a six-strong national team of top para-athletes in the quadrennial games, including para trackster Jerrold Mangliwan, para swimmers Ernie Gawilan and Gary Bejino, para taekwondo jin Allain Ganapin, para discus thrower Jeanette Aceveda, and para powerlifter Achelle Guion. However, Guion had to forego the World Para Games after testing positive for the coronavirus disease just before the scheduled departure for Japan. On August 30, Aceveda who is already in Japan was reported to have also tested positive for the coronavirus and will no longer be competing in the Summer Games. On September 2, Ganapin was reported to have tested positive for the coronavirus and subsequently had to forego participation.

Jerrold Mangliwan is set to be the flag bearer in the opening ceremony and Ernie Gawilan for the closing of the multi-sporting event in Tokyo.

How to Watch the Tokyo Paralympics

The Paralympics can be seen on the Tokyo Paralympics site, Paralympics TV, on the radio, and online broadcasters. Live events will also be available on our Youtube and Facebook, subject to geoblocking restrictions.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) lists TapTv operated by TAP Digital Media Ventures Corp. (TAP DMV) as its official broadcast partner in the Philippines.

You can watch the Tokyo Paralympics live online by subscribing to TapGO, Tap’s sports and entertainment subscription streaming service.

The Livestream of the Paralympics is also available on Livesports.



Team Philippines’ Events Schedule at the Tokyo Paralympics

Here is the latest competition schedule for Team Philippines from Olympics.com. All times are Philippine Standard Time (PST), one hour earlier than Tokyo Time.


Jerrold Mangliwan (Men’s Wheelchair Racing T52)

400m event 

  • Friday, August 27, Heat 1 – 9:43 a.m. 4th place
  • Final (Qualified) – 7:16 p.m. 7th Overall

1500m event 

  • Sunday, August 29, 7:42 p.m. Final (Qualified) – 6th Overall, clocked Personal Best record

100m event

  • Friday, September 3, 10:07 a.m., final – 8th place


Ernie Gawilan

Men’s 200m individual medley SM7

  • Friday, August 27, Heats – 9:19 a.m. 5th place

Men’s 400m freestyle S7

  • Sunday, August 29, Heats – 8:00 a.m. 4th place
  • Final (Qualified) – 4:00 p.m. 6th Overall

Men’s 100m backstroke S7

  • Monday, August 30, Heats – 8:00 a.m. 6th place

Gary Bejino

Men’s 200m individual medley SM6

  • All events on Thursday, August 26, Heats – 8:27 a.m. 6th place
  • Final (if necessary) – 4:22 p.m. 17th Overall

Men’s 50m butterfly S6

  • All events on Monday, August 30, Heats – 8:36 a.m. 7th place

Men’s 400m freestyle S6

  • All events on Thursday, September 2, Heats – 8:00 a.m. 6th place

Men’s 100m backstroke S6

  • All events on September 3, Heats – 8:19 a.m. 7th place

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