Adeline Dumapong-ancheta and Jerrold Mangliwan joins “Team Citi”



Paralympic Power Lifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta and Para Athletics Wheelchair Racer Jerrold Mangliwan joins “Team Citi”, a roster of 41 Paralympic athletes from around the globe, today, November 4, 2019. 

In addition to their preparation for the ASEAN Para Games in January 2020, Adeline and Jerrold partner with Citi, the leading global bank, as ambassadors to support the company’s worldwide efforts to foster a more diverse, inclusive society and help change perceptions of persons with disabilities by shining a spotlight on paralympic movement and campaigns.

Following the promising announcement at the press conference held earlier today at the Treston International College in Taguig, the two paralympic athletes expressed their gratitude to Citi and the Philippine Paralympic Committee.

“This is a truly inspiring moment. When I started in this sport I didn’t dream of these opportunities. I am honored to be part of an elite global group of Para athletes promoting the vision of a society that is inclusive of all. Together, I am hopeful that we can grow the reach of Para sports and change mindsets about what disability means,” Adaline said.

Dumapong-Ancheta made her Paralympic debut at the Sydney 2000 Games where she won a Bronze, becoming the first Filipino to win a Paralympic medal. She has since won multiple medals including seven Gold medals at the ASEAN Para Games and two Silver medals at the Asian Para Games. Along with the launch of the ambassadorship, Dumapong-Ancheta has always aimed for a more inclusive society through para sports.

Mangliwan won a Bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games and two Gold medals at the 2015 ASEAN Para Games.

For the advertorial, Citi unveiled a video inspired by Dumapong-Ancheta and Mangliwan’s continuing work as inspirational athletes who never stop surprising fans, aspiring- and fellow athletes with a strong element to their work and determination.

Dumapong-Ancheta and Mangliwan, who will both be competing in the upcoming 10th ASEAN Para Games, which will be held at New Clark City from January 15 to 25, 2020, will also have their images with the message “Greatness deserves attention” on Citi’s digital billboards and social media channels in the weeks leading up to the ASEAN Para Games.

As pointed out by Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed, the two paralympic athletes are inspirational and indeed deserve great attention.

“Adeline and Jerrold are the embodiment of strength and courage in the face of adversity and are great ambassadors for Paralympic sport. We are deeply honored to have them as part of Team Citi. Together, we will increase awareness of Para sports and the need for greater inclusion of people with disabilities in our society.”

“We need to be able to work towards a shared vision and get more people from all sectors of society to engage and involve themselves in the cause of Paralympic sports. The hard work and sacrifice of our Para athletes make them true heroes whose stories must be told,” added Philippine Paralympic Committee President Michael Barredo.

(From left to right) Citi Philippines Public Affairs Head Lisa Coory, Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed, Philippine Paralympic Committee President Michael Barredo and para-athletes Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta and Jerrold Mangliwan at the launch of Citi’s marketing campaign championing inclusion in sports and society
Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta and Jerrold Mangliwan express their gratitude to Citi and Philippine paralympic Committee
Photo Opp with Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta and Jerrold Mangliwan
TCU Cheerleading Squad
Philippines Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team
Jerrold Mangliwan
Citi employees cheering for the wheelchair basketball game
Philippines Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team coach presents the players
Philippines Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team versus Citi
Philippines Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team exhibition game with Citi
Philippines Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team
Philippines Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team

Citi announced its partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and 18 National Paralympic Committees in December 2018, Since then, more than 12,000 Citi colleagues across 15 countries have attended events in support of Citi’s first global, mission-led partnership and spent time volunteering, with further events planned between now and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. In the Philippines, Citi co-hosted the first ‘Lakad Para Atleta’ event with the Philippine Paralympic Committee in June 2019. Over 800 Citi employees walked with Para athletes and supporters to raise awareness for the Paralympic movement and champion the values of diversity and inclusion.

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    • Team Citi
      • The Team Citi roster (including athlete home country or territory, sport and Paralympic Games medal count):

        Curtis McGrath, Australia, Para Canoe – 1 Gold

        Madison de Rozario, Australia, Para Athletics – 3 Silver

        Lee Kai-Lin
        , Chinese Taipei, Para Judo – 1 Silver

        Carlos Serrano
        , Colombia, Para Swimming – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

        Erica Castano
        , Colombia, Para Athletics – Rio 2016 Paralympian

        Camila Haase
        , Costa Rica, Para Swimming – Rio 2016 Paralympian

        Kadeena Cox
        , Great Britain, Para Athletics & Para Cycling – 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

        Lauren Steadman
        , Great Britain, Para Triathlon – 1 Silver

        Alice Tai
        , Great Britain, Para Swimming – 1 Gold, 1 Bronze

        Alison Yu Chui Yee
        , Hong Kong, Wheelchair Fencing – 7 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze

        Leung Yuk Wing
        , Hong Kong, Boccia – 3 Gold, 1 Silver

        Manasi Joshi, India, Para Badminton – Paralympic Hopeful

        Devendra Jhajharia, India, Para Athletics – 2 Gold

        Jendi Pangabean, Indonesia, Para Swimming – Rio 2016 Paralympian

        Ni Nengah Widiasih, Indonesia, Para Powerlifting – 1 Bronze

        Jason Smyth,
        Ireland, Para Athletics – 5 Gold

        Ellen Keane, Ireland, Para Swimming – 1 Bronze

        Atsushi Yamamoto, Japan, Para Athletics – 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

        Sae Shigemoto, Japan, Para Athletics – 1 Bronze

        Mohamad Ridzuan Puzi, Malaysia, Para Athletics – 1 Gold

        Muhammad Nur Syaiful Zulkafli, Malaysia, Para Swimming – Paralympic

        Lenia Ruvalcaba, Mexico, Para Judo – 1 Gold, 1 Silver

        Gustavo Sanchez, Mexico, Para Swimming – 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

        Lucy Ejike, Nigeria, Para Powerlifting – 3 Gold, 2 Silver

        Paul Kehinde, Nigeria, Para Powerlifting – 1 Gold

        Maciej Lepiato, Poland, Para Athletics – 2 Gold

        Natalia Partyka, Poland, Para Table Tennis – 5 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

        Tay Wei Ming, Singapore, Para Badminton – Paralympic Hopeful

        Yip Pin Xiu, Singapore, Para Swimming – 3 Gold, 1 Silver

        Ntando Mahlangu, South Africa, Para Athletics – 1 Silver

        Anrune Liebenberg, South Africa, Para Athletics – 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

        Rawat Tana, Thailand, Para Athletics – 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

        Arawan Bootpo, Thailand, Para Powerlifting – Four-time Paralympian

        Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta, The Philippines, Para Powerlifting – 1 Bronze

        Jerrold Mangliwan, The Philippines, Para Athletics – Rio 2016 Paralympian

        Sara Al Senaani, United Arab Emirates, Para Athletics – 1 Bronze

        Mohammed Khamis Khalaf, United Arab Emirates, Para Powerlifting – 2 Gold, 1 Silver

        Brad Snyder, United States, Two-Time Team Citi Athlete, Para Swimming – 5 Gold, 2 Silver

        Scout Bassett, United States, Two-Time Team Citi Athlete, Para Athletics – Rio 2016 Paralympian

        Trevon Jenifer, United States, Wheelchair Basketball – 1 Gold, 1 Bronze

        Nicky Nieves, United States, Sitting Volleyball – 1 Gold

Parting Words

You can learn more about the members of “Team Citi” by visiting Citi website. Also, Citi invites you to engage with and support them on social media by using the hashtag #TeamCiti in your posts and follow their journeys to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which includes stops in London this week for the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, in Dubai this November for the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships and in the Philippines this January for the 2020 ASEAN Para Games.

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