3 Filipinos bring home the Philippines first gold medals for Special Olympics World Games

Special Olympics Philippines have now achieved and won three gold medals as of press time as the Philippine delegation continues to compete against the world’s finest at the ongoing Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.

Sheila Galvez won one of the first few gold medals of the Philippine team with Ambassador Hjayceelyn Quintana giving her medal during the Bocce awarding ceremony.

Here are the medals won by the Philippine delegation so far as they compete with over 200 nationalities from around the world:

Gold Medals

Janice Trinidad, Athletics 100m run

Sheila Galvez, Bocce

Aivie Dungca, Gymnastics All Around


Silver Medals

Alden Jimenez, Athletics 200m run

James Del Rosario, Athletics 200m run

Lemuel Batiloy, Badminton

Ryan Hasim, Bocce

Anna Ildesa, Bowling


Bronze Medals

Perlita Teves, Athletics: 200m run

Mizzel Dawa, Bowling

Marlon Tindoc, Powerlifting

Battle for Gold

Today, March 19 – the Philippines will be competing for gold on Futsal and Badminton. Here are the schedules:

FUTSAL : 10:00 AM vs SO Korea (battle for gold)
venue : Zayed Sports Complex

James del Rosario : 4:48 PM (heat # 19)
Alden Jimenez : 5:56 PM (heat # 36)
Venue : Dubai Police Officer’s Club Stadium

SWIMMING : 100m Freestyle (male division) : 5:08PM

Venue: Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai

SINGLES (Female) : 12:00 PM
1. SO Philippines vs SO Iraq (for Gold Medal)

SO Philippines vs SO Syria

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS : 8:30 AM (individual apparatus)

Venue for Badminton 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.

Watch as Sheila Galvez gets her gold medal here:


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