After swimmer Erwin Gawilan and bowler Chi Kim Ian, the Philippines continues to make history in Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday.

The Philippine para chess team garnered a total of three gold medals, two of which coming from Sander Severino.

Severino, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), claimed gold in the men’s individual standard P1, ahead of Indonesia’s Maksum Firdaus, who took silver and fellow Filipino Jasper Rom, who earned the bronze, held at the Cempaka Putih.


After seven rounds, Severino had an overall score of 5.5 points (4 wins, 3 draws). Firdaus and Rom both scored five points.

ut the Indonesian got the second place by virtue of superior tiebreaker points.


Severino and Rom, along with Roger Henry Lopez, also won gold in the men’s team standard P1 event, with a combined score of 14 points. Indonesia got the silver medal.

Redor Menandro and Arman Subaste, won silver and bronze respectively, in the men’s individual standard VI — B2/B3. Iran’s Omid Karimi was the champion for this event.

Moments later, Menandro, Subaste, and Israel Peligro worked hand in hand in scoring 13 points to win the gold in the men’s team standard B2/B3, defeating the teams from Iran (silver) and Indonesia (bronze).

All in all, the Philippine para chess team will take home a total of six medals — three gold, one silver, and two bronzes.

On the other hand, veteran campaigner Josephine Medina clinched the silver medal in the women’s singles TT8.

The 48-year-old Medina, who won the bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016, lost in the finals to China’s Mao Jingdian with the score of 11-8, 11-3, and 11-6.

Individual 10-pin bowling gold medalist Chi Kim Ian took home a silver medal in the mixed doubles bowling event TPB10.

Chi and Samuel Matias combined for 2,530 points, enough to take home the doubles silver, behind champions South Korea (2,785 points).

Date:October 11, 2018  | By:Aric John Cy Cua  | Newspaper: Manila Times | Source: