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Summer appearances

The Philippines made its Paralympic Games debut at the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul and has been fielding athletes up to the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Its athletes has won two bronze medals; Adeline Dumapong in powerlifting (2000), and Josephine Medina in table tennis (2016). The country has never won a Paralympic gold medal.

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


The Philippines made their Paralympic Games debut 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 Paralympic medal when she took the bronze medal in the Up to 82.5 kg event, lifting 110 kg. 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 who likewise finished last.[2] 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.

In the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, the Philippines snared its second Paralympic medal, ending the country's 16-year medal drought. Medina bagged bronze medal at the women's single table tennis after defeating Julianne Wolf of Germany.[3]

Starting in 2017, Paralympic athletes winning medals at the Paralympic games will be entitled to government incentives through the Philippines Sports Commission per R.A. 10699.

Sports competed

Medal table

See also: All-time Paralympic Games medal table

Medals by Summer Games

Summer Paralympic Games
Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total
South Korea 1988 Seoul 4 0 0 0 0
Spain 1992 Barcelona Did not compete[note 1]
United States 1996 Atlanta Did not compete
Australia 2000 Sydney 2 0 0 1 1
Greece 2004 Athens 2 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Beijing 3 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 9 0 0 0 0
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 5 0 0 1 1
Japan 2020 Tokyo 4 0 0 0 0
France 2024 Paris Future event
United States 2028 Los Angeles Future event
Total - 0 0 0 2

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Adeline Dumapong Australia Sydney 2000 Powerlifting Women's −82.5 kg
 Bronze Josephine Medina Brazil Rio de Janeiro 2016 Table tennis Singles class 8

See also


  1. ^ Did not compete in the Paralympics in Barcelona, but did take part in the 1992 Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap in Madrid which immediately followed the games in Barcelona.


  1. ^ Philippines at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Philippines at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ "Josephine Medina bags bronze medal in Paralympic table tennis". The Philippine Star. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2022.