MANILA, Philippines – Sixto Ducay overcame a poor swim to claim second place in the competitive PT4 category in yesterday’s ASTC Asian Paratriathlon Championships 2015 that started and ended at the Sands of Triboa, Subic Bay Freeport.
Competing with a left arm impairment, the 47-year-old Ducay never lost his focus despite placing fifth out of six participants in the swim leg to spearhead the Philippines’ two silver and a bronze medal performance in this race organized by Triathlon Association of the Philippines and sanctioned by the Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC), Asian Paralympic Committee and Philspada.
Andy Avellano took the second silver medal over compatriot Arnal Aba in the PT2 in this event sponsored by Subic Bay Metropolitan AuthorityTourism Department, Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee, ASTC, Asian Centre for Insulation Phil., Gatorade, Speedo, SM Cares, Canon and Standard Insurance.
Japan swept the gold medals in the six categories disputed at the 750m swim, 18K bike, 5K run.
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A total of seven countries saw action with Hong Kong bagging a silver, Korea and Malaysia taking home a bronze each while Kyrgyzstan and Singapore did not win a medal.
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Leading the Japanese invasion was Yokohama World Paratriathlon Championships fourth placer Keiichi Sato who emerged as the fastest paratriathletes with one hour, seven minutes, 20 seconds in PT4.
Other winners were Junpei Kimuna in PT1 (1:11:25), Kenshiro Nakayama in PT2 (1:24:26), Hikeki Uda in PT3 (1:12:15) and Ryu Nakazawa in PT5 (1:14:24) in the male and Atsuko Yamada in female PT5 (1:23:37).