SEA Games 2019: More gold for the Philippines in Day 3
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 04, 2019 12:29 AM
GOLDEN BOY: Caloy Yulo was one of nine Pinoys to capture gold in Day 3 of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (Photo: Josh Albelda)
In just the third day of competition in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, the Philippines has already almost doubled their gold medal tally from their sixth-place finish in the 2017 iteration of the biennial sports event.
As of December 3rd, the Philippines has already tallied a whopping 47 gold medals, along with 31 silver medals and 17 bronze medals for a grand total of 95.
Here's a quick recap of who took home top honors in Day 3 of the competition, featuring some new names and a couple of repeat winners:
Wushu bet Agatha Wong collected her second gold medal of the 2019 SEA Games, dominating the Women Taolu Taijijian Final with a score of 9.65.
Wong's win would set the tone for the rest of the Filipino Wushu contingent, as the Sanda competitors would account for 5 of the day's gold medal haul. Divine Wally took gold in the Women's 48-KG category, while Jessie Aligaga, Francisco Solis, Arnel Mandal, and Clemente Tabugara Jr. reigned over the Men's 48-KG, 56-KG, 52-KG, and 65-KG categories respectively.
Moving from one martial art to the other, the Arnis contingent also contributed in a pair of gold medals, courtesy of Crisamuel Delfin, who aced the Men's Anyo Non-Traditional Open Weapon category, while Mary Allin Aldeguer took gold in the Women's Anyo Non-Traditional Open Weapon category.
The final gold medal of Day 3 came from gymnastics wonderboy Carlos Yulo, who dominated the Men's Floor Excercise Final event in the Artistic Gymnastics competition, also his second gold of the 2019 SEA Games. Yulo also captured a pair of silver medals in the Men's Pommel Horse Final and the Men's Still Rings Final events.
All in all, Day 3 saw the Philippines add nine gold medals, and with the 2019 SEA Games far from over, expect the home team to collect even more.