PH tanker Angel Otom clinches 3rd gold at ASEAN Para Games

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 7) – Filipina swimmer Angel Otom on Wednesday took home her third gold medal after ruling the women's 50-meter butterfly S5 at the 12th ASEAN Para Games held in Cambodia. She defeated Vietnam's bet Nguyen Thi Sari.

The 20-year-old tanker bagged her first gold in the competition on Monday after she won against Thailand's Wilasini Wongnonthapoom in the 50-meter backstroke with a time of 42.63 seconds.

Otom also reigned supreme in the women's 200-meter IM SM5 final on Tuesday, clinching her second gold.

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Meanwhile, Pinoy swimmer Ernie Galiwan also delivered gold for the Philippines in the 200-meter men's individual medley SM7 game on Tuesday.

Otom was born without arms while Gawilan had no legs since birth.

Another gold was added to the Philippine Athletics Team on Wednesday after Jerrold Mangliwan dominated the men's 400-meter T52 final.

As of June 6, Team Philippines remained at fifth place in the standings with 20 gold medals. Indonesia still topped with 89 gold, 78 silver, and 50 bronze medals.

The ASEAN Para Games is a biennial Southeast Asian multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities.