DECEMBER 5, 2019 — The Philippines continued its winning streak on Thursday, the fifth day of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, picking up gold medal finish in women’s cycling to keep a comfortable lead in the medal board against 10 neighboring countries.
As of 6 p.m., the host country has already collected a total of 130, with 60 gold, 44 silver, and 26 bronze wins in the biennial multi-sports meet.
The last time the Philippines hosted the SEA games in 2005 , it harvested 113 gold medals to emerge overall champion.
The 2017 games was it’s worst appearance, winning only 29 golds to finish 7th place.
The Philippines kicked off Day 5’s medal haul with a bronze in the duathlon mixed relay event while Jermyn Prado delivered the country’s first gold today in the cycling road women’s individual time trial event.
Chess also added another gold medal in a demo sports.
Here is the running list of medalists on Day 5:
– Jermyn Prado (cycling road women’s individual time trial event)
– GM Eugene Torre, GM Darwin Laylo, and IM Paulo Bersamina (men’s chess team problem solving demo sport events)
– Kiyomi Watanabe (women’s 63kg in Judo)
– Daniel Ledermann (men’s game of skate)
– Mark Striegl (men’s combat 74kg in sambo)
– Jylyn Nicanor (women’s individual sabre in fencing)
– Samuel German and Princess Arbilon (pentathlon beach laser mixed relay)
– Angelo Morales and Rodel Labayo (lawn bowls men’s pair)
– Margielyn Didal (women’s game of skate)
– Samuel German (modern pentathlon men’s individual race)
– Ditto Nestor Dinopol (bench rest air rifle heavy varmint event)
– Janelle Mae Frayna, Shania Mendoza, at Catherine Secopito (women’s chess team problem solving demo sport events)
– Christiana Means (women’s game of skate)
– Monica Torres, Efraim Inigo, Pawie Fornea, and Emmanuel Comendador (duathlon mixed relay event)
– Marc Gonzales (1000m short track speed in speed skating)
– Alberto Lim Jr. and Jeson Patrombon (men’s singles tennis event)
– Khrizzie Pabulayan (women’s 52kg in Judo)
– Noelito Jose, Jr. (men’s individual epee in fencing)
– Carlo Biado and Johann Chua (9-ball men’s doubles)
– Avegail Rombaon (women’s cycling cross country)
– Jeffrey Ignacio and Warren Kiamco (9-ball men’s doubles)
The esports also made history today as the event kicked off for the first time in the SEA Games in San Juan.
The esports event started with the qualifying round matches for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Starcraft 2, and Hearthstone.