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Filipino para wood pushers deliver gold medals

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
Senior Reporter

THE Philippines climbed back in the medal standings of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia after Filipino para chess players delivered gold medals on Wednesday.

FIDE Master Sander Severino chalked up two gold medals for the Philippines, topping the individual standard P1 (physically handicapped) competition and the team event in tandem with Henry Lopez and Jasper Rom.

Also winning gold was the trio of Menandro Redor, Arman Subaste and Israel Peligro, who ruled the team standard B2-B3 (visually impaired) category.

Mr. Redor, too, copped silver in the individual standard B2-B3 while Messrs. Rom and Subaste bagged a bronze each in the individual standard P1 and individual standard B2-B3, respectively.

The medal haul on Wednesday padded the Philippines’ total to five gold, six silver and six bronze medals as of this writing, good for 10th place, four rungs higher when they started the day at 14th place.