Ernie Gawilan doubled his gold medal count on Wednesday evening after figuring in a thriller.
Three days after giving Team Pilipinas its first-ever gold medal in the Asian Para Games, the Paralympian picked up another gold, this time lording over the Men’s 100M Backstroke S7 at the GBK Aquatics Center in Jakarta, Indonesia.
It was a photo finish for the 27-year-old Davaoeño, as he and Daisuke Ejima were neck and neck in the race. Both ended up with a time of 01:19.90 to for a double gold finish.
This increases his personal haul to two golds (Men’s 100M Backstroke S7 and 200M Individual Medley SM7) and two silvers (Men’s 50M Freestyle S7 and Men’s 100M Freestyle S7).
Over at the Jaya Ancol Bowling Centre, Team Pilipinas golden boy Kim Ian Chi, together with Samuel Matias, pocketed silver in the Mixed Doubles TPB10 event.
The duo had an average score of 210.8, with Chi finishing with 210.20 and Maties having a norm of 211.50.
Korea won the event with a 232.10 average.
The Philippines now sit in 11th place with a tally of six golds, six silvers, and six bronzes.