Philippines at the Paralympics

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Philippines at the Paralympic Games

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Paralympic history
Summer Games

The Philippines made its Paralympic Games debut at the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul and has been fielding athletes up to the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong won her country's first -and so far only- Paralympic medal when she took the bronze medal in the Up to 82.5 kg event, lifting 110 kg in the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games.

The Philippines, being a tropical nation, has never competed in the Winter Paralympics.[1]


The Philippines made their Paralympic Games début at the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul, with three men competing in athletics and one in swimming. It returned for the 2000 Games in Sydney, with a male athlete in the javelin event and a female powerlifter, Adeline Dumapong. Dumapong won her country's first -and so far only- Paralympic medal when she took the bronze medal. In the 2004 Athens edition, the Philippines were represented by two powerlifters.

In the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, Dumapong was due to compete, but was a non-starter in her event. The country's other representatives were in Paralympic Sailing, in the Mixed Two Person SKUD18 keelboat event. Although they finished last,[2] their Paralympic exposure was an invaluable resource to prepare for future sailing elite games. The much better funded Philippine Olympic athletes had likewise failed to win any medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The 2012 London Paralympic Games saw 9 Filipino athletes competing in four sports. The Philippine Paralympic team was the biggest Philippine delegation since the 1988 Paralympics in South Korea. Just like the Filipino athletes who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics, no medals were won by the 9 para athletes. However Josephine Medina's table tennis game ranked 4th overall in Paralympic Table Tennis standings and was the best finish for the Philippines.

Notable athletes[edit]

Adeline Dumapong Ancheta has competed in powerlifting in the 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, 2012 London edition of the Summer Paralympics.

Sports Competed[edit]

  • Athletics
  • Chess
  • Powerlifting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis

List of medallists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Adeline Dumapong 2000 Sydney Powerlifting Women's up to 82.5 kg

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1988 Seoul 0 0 0 0
1992 Barcelona Did not participate
1996 Atlanta Did not participate
2000 Sydney 0 0 1 1
2004 Athens 0 0 0 0
2008 Beijing 0 0 0 0
2012 London 0 0 0 0
2016 Rio To be determined
Total 0 0 1 1

See also[edit]