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Para Chess adds 2 more Gold medals at Asian Para Games

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(L-R) Jasper Rom, Henry Lopez and Sander Severino.

(L-R) Jasper Rom, Henry Lopez and Sander Severino.

by Brian Yalung

The Para Chess team added two more gold medals for the Philippines courtesy of Sander Severino in the Individual Rapid P1 – Men event and again together with Henry Roger Lopez and Jasper Rom in the Team Rapid P1 – Men at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

With the two additional gold medals, the Philippines has now won a total of 8 gold medals in all.

Aside from that, Lopez also snagged a silver medal in the Individual Rapid P1 – Men.

Rom and Arman Subaste also won the bronze in the Individual Rapid P1 – Men and Individual Rapid B2-B3 – Men respectively.

The team of Subaste, Menandro Redor and Israel Peligro (Team Rapid B2-B3 – Men) and Francis Ching, Rodolfo Sarmiento and Cecilio Bilog (Team Rapid B1 – Men) accounted for the two other bronze medal for the Filipino woodpushers.

As of this writing, the Philippines has won 8 golds, 7 silver, and 11 bronze medals to up their medal haul to 26.

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