The Philippines has now proven that it has a shot at the field of football as Special Olympics Philippines’ Futsal team sealed the championship against formidable foe Special Olympics South Korea with a score of 4-1.
The Philippine delegation to the ongoing Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 now has a total of 8 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze medals as they continue to compete against the world’s finest athletes while forging new friendships with people of determination from around the globe.
Here are the medals won by the Philippine delegation so far as they compete with over 200 nationalities from around the world:
SO Philippines, Futsal team
Rica Mae Ninobla
Aprila Hermosa, Rhythmic Gymnastics – Ribbon
Carmela Basas, Rhythmic Gymnastics – Ball, Ribbon (2 gold medals)
Catherine Managay, Badminton
Janice Trinidad, Athletics 100m run
Sheila Galvez, Bocce
Aivie Dungca, Gymnastics All Around
SO Philippines, Football 7-a-side
Althea Angel Padilla
Arby Luis Rillera
Erica Mae Ordono
Jocelyn May Intia
Maria Theresa Colina, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Hoop
Alden Jimenez, Athletics 200m run
James Del Rosario, Athletics 200m run
Lemuel Batiloy, Badminton
Ryan Hasim, Bocce
Anna Ildesa, Bowling
Cyrus Floyd Losbanes and Lemuel Batiloy , Badminton Doubles
Perlita Teves, Athletics: 200m run
Mizzel Dawa, Bowling
Marlon Tindoc, Powerlifting
Aivie Dungca, Rhythmic Gymnastics – Hoop, Ball, Ribbon (3 bronze medals)
Today, March 20 is the final day for the competitions as the Special Olympics games end with an official closing ceremony happening tomorrow, Thursday at March 21. The Philippines will be competing on the fields of Swimming, Powerlifting, and Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Here are the schedules:
March 20, 2019 :
SWIMMING : 50m Backstroke
Alyssa Nicole Cariño : 9:24AM
Noel Celwyn Cartera : 9:52AM
Venue: Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai
Henry Estampador : 9:00AM
Joanna Aquino : 3:00PM
RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS : 8:30 AM
Venue for Powerlifting and Gymnastics: ADNEC
Further to the celebration of acceptance and tolerance in the UAE, the Special Olympics aims to prove to the world that people of determination can become valued members of their very own communities, leading to a more inclusive and respectful society for everyone.
Tickets to watch the games are free, while the closing ceremony will be ticketed.