MANILA, Philippines – Ernie Gawilan failed to make the podium and finished sixth in the men’s 400-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Sunday at the Tokyo Aquatic Center.
The Philippine bet registered 4: 56.24, 17.29 seconds behind bronze medalist Evan Austin of the United States, who finished with a time of 4: 38.95.
Israel’s Mark Malyar captured the gold medal with a world record performance of 4: 31.06, surpassing the previous mark of 4: 33.64 he set in London in September 2019.
Andril Trusov of Ukraine took the silver with a time of 4: 35.56.
Argentine Iñaki Basiloff finished fourth after posting 4: 38.99, while Italian Federico Bicelli posted 4: 43.67 for fifth place.
Toh Wei Soong of Singapore placed seventh (5: 06.39) while Chen Liang-da of Taiwan finished eighth (5: 10.65).
The Philippines is still seeking its first gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
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