In just the third day of competitions, the Philippines has doubled its gold haul.
Bowler Kim Ian Chi was able to eke out a gold medal in the Mixed Singles Tenpin Bowling 10 event of the 2018 Para Asian Games, Monday at the Jaya Ancol Bowling Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Chi tossed a total of 1388 in the six-game series to strike gold. He had an average of 231.3 with his best outing coming during Game 2 with a 267.
Chi, who has an amputated right arm, was nine pins ahead of Wonju Hong of South Korea. Raiwan Phisitthanakul of Thailand and Swang Hee Tan of Singapore ended up with bronze.
The 39-year-old is still set to compete in the Mixed Doubles TPB10+TPB10 and Mixed Trios Team TPB8+TPB8/9+TPB9/10 tournament.
Earlier in the day, cyclist Bucay Arthus finished in third place in the Men’s Time Trial (C5) over at the Sentul International Circuit.
The 38-year-old clocked in a time of 28:46.228. His time was just seven seconds short of Indonesia’s Sufyan Saori.
Arthus will still compete in the Men’s Road Race (C4-5) and Men’s Road Race (C5) on Tuesday.
The Philippines ended Day 2 of the continental meet at 10th place with a two-gold, two-silver, and two-bronze haul so far.
The Filipino quartet of Aba Arnel, Bejino Gary, Ernie Gawilan, and Roland Sabido initially finished at third place in the Men’s 4X100M Freestyle Relay 34 Points – Men event. However, the result was contested by Japan, who were disqualified initially. The protest was approved resulting a a fourth place finish by the Filipinos.
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