RP ups gold medals to 14 but drops to 4th at SEA Games

The Philippines got two more gold medals by Saturday evening for a total of 14 so far at the 24th Asean Games, but it dropped back to fourth, dislodged by Singapore whose athletes bagged a total of 16 gold medals.

In all, the Filipino athletes reaped 11 victories on Saturday – one in rowing, one in billiards, one in swimming, two in fencing, two in dance sports, four in athletics – to boost the Philippines’ gold collection from three medals as of Friday to 14 as of Saturday.

The Philippines’ other gold medals were earned before Saturday by Ryan Arabejo in men’s 200-meter-backstroke, Miguel Molina in the 400-meter individual swimming medley, and Joey Barba in the men’s downhill cycling.

Also on Saturday, the Filipino athletes earned four silver and 12 bronze medals.

Gold medalists

  • The rowing team composed of Benjamin Tolentino Jr. and Jose Rodriguez in the men’s double sculls category
  • Ryan Mendoza in the men’s duathlon
  • Arniel Ferrera in the men’s hammer throw competition
  • Rene Herrera in 3,000-meter steeplechase
  • Marestella Torres in the women’s long jump
  • Emmanuel Reyes and Maira Rosete in the standard tango event of dance sports
  • Reyes and Rosete again in the standard quickstep event of dance sports
  • Michelle Bruzola in the women’s individual epee event of fencing
  • Emerson Segui in the men’s individual foil event of fencing
  • Miguel Molina in the men’s 200-meter individual swimming medley
  • The men’s 9-ball doubles team composed of Marlon Manalo and Antonio Gabica

Silver medalists

  • The rowing team composed of Alvin Amposta and Nestor Cordova in the men’s lightweight double sculls
  • Midel Dique in the men’s 800-meter run
  • Harlene Orendain in the women’s individual epee event of fencing
  • Alven Aragon in the men’s freestyle (84-kilogram) event of wrestling
  • Gemma Silverio in the women’s freestyle (59-kilogram) event of wrestling

Bronze medalists

  • The women’s rowing team composed of Clothelde Nillas and Johnalyn Pedrita in the lightweight double sculls
  • The men’s tennis team composed of Frederick Taino and Cecil Mamiit
  • The women’s tennis team composed of Diane Matias, Czarina Arevalo, and Denise Dy
  • August Benedicto in the men’s duathlon
  • Analiza Dysangco in the women’s duathlon
  • Emmanuel Reyes and Maria Rosete in the standard waltz event of dance sport
  • Reynato Rener Mercado and Judith Anne Melencio in the Latin American cha cha cha event of dance sport
  • Rolando Canlas Jr. in the men’s individual foil event of fencing
  • Joanna Franquelli in the women’s individual saber event of fencing
  • the 4×400-meter men’s relay team composed of Junrey Bano,
    Julius Felicisimo Nierras Jr., Rodrigo Tanuan Jr., and Ernie Candelario
  • Kendrick Uy in the men’s 100-meter freestyle swimming event
  • Jaclyn Pangilinan in the women’s 100-meter breastroke swimming event

Thailand, the host country, remains at the top with 43 gold medals, followed by Vietnam with 23 and Singapore with 16. – GMANews.TV

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