PARALYMPICS veteran Arthus Bucay bagged the silver medal in the men’s kilometer C5 cycling track event on Sunday in the Asean Para Games at the Velodrome Nasional Malaysia in Nilai Negeri Sembilan.
The 37-year-old Bucay, who raced in the 2012 London Paralympics and bagged bronze in the 2014 Incheon Asian Para Games, clocked a minute and 15.432 seconds.
“Ilang beses lang kaming naka-train sa event na ito dahil dinagdag lang ito nung huli. Buti na lang naka medalya pa,” said Philippine cycling coach Nortberto Oconer, a former cycling Olympian.
Malaysia’s Zuhaire Bin Amad Tarimzi bagged the gold in 1:09.690 while Indonesian Sufyan Saori claimed the bronze in 1:19.170.
Bucay, who had an accident in a cycling race in 2013 that led to an operation that left him with an unproportioned pair of legs, goes for the gold in the 4000m individual pursuit on Monday.
In table tennis at the Hall 8 of the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Billy Smith Cartera and Darwin Salvacion routed Cambodia’s Voy Yasal and Ch Parnsamoth, 3-0, in the men’s event TT4 of table tennis.
After seizing the first two singles matches, Cartera and Salvacion then sealed the match win with a quick, merciless 11-8, 11-1, 11-6 win over Yasal and Parnsamoth in the doubles.
“This win assures us of a bronze because there are only four entries in this division,” said table tennis mentor Louise Mark Eballa.