Filipinos close campaign in SEA Games sepak takraw headed in right direction

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 10, 2019 06:31 PM
Filipinos close campaign in sepak headed in right direction
The Philippines did nothing but improve on its medal total from 2017

SUBIC - The Philippines was unable to sustain its strong start in the 2019 Southeast Asian Game men's sepak takraw regu, but still bagged bronze, Tuesday at the Gymnasium here.

The Filipinos, who had won three in a row to begin team play, dropped their last two outings - the latter of which was a sound sweep at the hands of Malaysia.

The host country just could not get it going and surrendered 9-21 and 11-21 sets to the Malaysians who seized the silver.

The championship, meanwhile, went to powerhouse Thailand who officially reclaimed its place as the gold standard of the sport.

The Thais have now convincingly claimed the men's and women's events after having made quick work of Vietnam and the Philippines, respectively.

The Filipinas closed their campaign without a win, but overall, the country's two-gold and two-bronze haul was a step in the right direction from 2017.

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