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(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

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Swimmer Ernie Gawilan qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

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Feb. 21, 20 | 8:38 am

Filipino swimmer Ernie Gawilan broke the Asian Para Games record in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4:51, earning him a slot for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Gawilan is the first FIlipino to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. He also saw action in the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

“I’m happy because this is the second time I’m going to participate in the Paralympics,” Gawilan said.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics will be held from August 25 to September 6. Team Para Philippines chef de mission Francisco ‘Kiko’ Diaz said he is asking Gawilan to be one of the torchbearers for the opening ceremony.

He said he is also seeking to qualify for the 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley events.

National para swimming coach Tony Ong said they are pushing for slots for Gary Bejino and the 4×100 freestyle relay team of Gawilan, Bejino, Roland Sabido and Arnel Aba.

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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

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(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

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Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

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