Special Olympics Philippines futsal team wins gold, total gold wins now 8

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:

Gold Medals

SO Philippines, Futsal team

Catherine Balang

Charrise Galvez

Erica Dulay

Erlinda Abellera

Florence Galvez

Monalyn Villanueva

Monica Mapalo

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


Silver Medals

SO Philippines, Football 7-a-side

Althea Angel Padilla

Arby Luis Rillera

Eloisa Cabanit

Erica Mae Ordono

Florida Sales

Jocelyn May Intia

Jolnina Noto

Jovelyn Gacayan

Kristina Della

Lucky Sales


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


Bronze Medals

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


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.




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