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Ernie Gawilan first Filipino to qualify for Tokyo Paralympics

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:22 PM

Swimmer Ernie Gawilan will see action in his second straight Paralympics after a record-setting showing in the Asian Para Games in 2019

BACK-TO-BACK. Ernie Gawilan says making the Paralympics again is a big blessing for him. Photo courtesy of Janet Tenorio


WATCH: PH athletes aim to make mark in 2019 SEA Games

Mar 27, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Filipino athletes are determined to bring the Philippines back to the podium

DEBUTANTE. Jiu-jitsu world champion Meggie Ochoa aims for the inaugural SEA Games gold. Rappler screenshot

ATHLETE’S CORNER: No more rough waters for Ernie Gawilan

Nov 09, 2018 - 11:16 AM

The country's most bemedalled Asian Para Games athlete shares his unexpected swimming journey

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PH para swim star Ernie Gawilan to get over P4 million bonus

Oct 19, 2018 - 6:33 PM

The Paralympic swimmer emerges as the most bemedalled Filipino in the 2018 Asian Para Games

HISTORIC. Ernie Gawilan sets an Asian Para Games swimming record. Photo by Janet Tenorio/PSC

Zero to hero: PH achieves historic 10-gold haul in Asian Para Games

Oct 13, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Swimmer Ernie Gawilan and chess player Sander Severino banner the Philippine para team's golden breakthrough

PH caps Asian Para Games campaign with golden spree

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The country hikes its gold medal haul to 10 – a major turnaround from its zero-gold finish in previous editions

CHAMP. Arthus Bucay races his way to a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Philippine Sports Commission


Ernie Gawilan cops 2nd gold in Asian Para Games

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The bemedalled para swimmer continues to make history for the Philippines

GOLDEN MAN. Paralympian Ernie Gawilan adds another gold to the country's medal tally. Photo courtesy of Para Team Philippines chef de mission Kiko Diaz

Ernie Gawilan clinches 1st PH gold in Asian Para Games history

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The Filipino para swimmer immediately opens the country's campaign with a historic gold

FIRST GOLD. Ernie Gawilan clinches the country's first ever gold medal in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo from Ernie Gawilan's Facebook

[Gameplan] Filipino swimmer powers through physical disabilities

Dec 06, 2017 - 2:42 PM

It takes more than just a few strokes to become a great swimmer. Paralympic swimmer Ernie Gawilan shares how he gets through their rigorous trainings despite his disability.

PH nabs golds in ASEAN Para Games swimming, cycling

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Philippine Swimming adds 2 golds and 1 bronze, while Cycling bags their first gold

SWIMMING GOLD. Ernie Gawilan defended his title in the 400 m freestyle S8 event after registering 4:57.49 on the board.

A rough life hasn't discouraged paralympic swimmer Ernie Gawilan

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:59 PM

He found his second home-his true calling- beneath the waves

SPORTS LEADING TO SUCCESS. Philippine paraswimmer Ernie Gawilan, seen at the 2016 Paralympic Games, holds no grudges despite a life of dealing with adversity. Photo by Simon Bruty for OIS/IOC via AFP

PH athletes bag medals in 2015 ASEAN Para Games

Dec 07, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Three Filipino paralympic athletes impress during the 2015 ASEAN Para Games by bagging several medals in their respective events

MEDALISTS. Three Filipino athletes overcome physical and logistical challenges by bagging medals during the 2015 ASEAN Para Games' website. Photos taken from 2015 ASEAN Para Games' website