SEA Games: Team PHI now with 56 gold medals overall

Mark Escarlote on Dec 04, 2019 09:01 PM
SEA Games: Team PHI now with 56 gold medals overall
Filipina shooters Marly Martir, Franchette Quiroz and Elvie Baldivino accounted for two of the county's gold medal haul in Day 4 of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

Newly-introduced sport obstacle course racing turned out to be a goldmine for the Philippines after digging four gold medals to add to the host nation’s haul in Day 4 of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. The hosts earned nine gold medals on Wednesday. 

Team Philippines closed the day with a total of 56 golds, 41 silvers and 22 bronzes.

The PHI obstacle course bets were victorious at the Filinvest City, Alabang course with Kevin Jeffrey Pascua winning the men’s individual 100 m. x 10 obstacle while Rochelle Suarez ruled the women’s division of the event.

Not to be outdone, the team of Diana Buhler, Jeffrey Regino, Keilah Rodriguez and Nathaniel Sanchez dominated the mixed team relay 400m. x 12 obstacle while the crew of Kyle Redentor, Kaizen Dela Serna, Manolito Divina and Deanne Moncada won in the mixed team assist 400m. x 12 obstacle.

At the Aquatics Center in New Clark City, Tarlac, the Philippines finally ended a decade-long gold medal drought Filipino-American James Deiparine in the men’s 100m. breaststroke.

Not only is Deiparine the first Filipino gold medalist in swimming since 2019, he is also the regional meet’s new record holder with a time of 1:01:46.

Weightlifting found a new princess in Kristel Macrohon after winning the gold medal in women’s 71kg. with a lift of 123kg. in clean and jerk and 93 in snatch for a total of 216kg. to the delight of the crowd inside the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

In the Marine Corps Training Center in Taguig City, Marly Martir shot her way to two gold medals after ruling the WA 1500 PPC women’s individual with a score of 1450-60x before teaming up with Franchette Quiroz and Elvie Baldivino in the team even with a total score of 4320-161x to round up Team Philippines' outing.  

Meanwhile, the men’s pair of Jearome Calica and Joemar Gallaza staked claim to the top spot in the Wai Kru event of Muay Thai, Wednesday at Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center with a score of 9.59.

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