Pinoy para-athletes eye duplicating SEA Games success, winning title, too

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 17 2020 09:35 PM

Despite being weeks away from officially being launched, the just renovated PhilSports Complex in Pasig City was opened to support the national athletes’ preparations for the 2020 Asean Para Games in March.

The Asean Para Games is on March 21 to 27, with 16 sports calendared at 14 different competition venues in Metro Manila, Subic and Clark.

“Our national para-athletes are inspired to work harder as they use the new facilities inside Philsports. We thank the PSC for supporting us,” Philippine Paralympic Committee executive director Dennis Esta said.

Meanwhile, Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez announced that top para-swimmers Ernie Gawilan, Garry Bejino and the rest of the team can train at New Clark City in Tarlac in two weeks’ time.

“We want to duplicate the same success Team Philippines had taking top rank of the 30th SEA Games. The PSC will continue to give its full backing to the more than 280 national para-athletes competing in the Para Games,” Ramirez said.

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