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STRONG START | Gold rush for PHL on SEA Games Day 1
December 1, 2019 , 04:38 PM

December 1, 2019 – Filipino athletes competing on the 30th Southeast Asian Games displayed a dominant start, winning gold medals from the early hours of the competition on Sunday.

The host country clinched its first gold medal in Men’s Triathlon after John Chicano topped the event followed by a silver podium finish by Kim Remolino. The Women’s Triathlon team duplicated the feat as Kim Mangrobang and Kim Kilgroe won gold and silver medals, respectively.

For the second straight time, meanwhile, Agatha Wong snatched a gold medal in the women’s taijiquan event of wushu with final score of 9.67. Daniel Parantac clinched the bronze medal in Wushu Men’s Taijiquan after finishing with a score of 9.56.

Grooving their way to get the country’s first gold in Dancesport were Mark Jayson Gayon and Mary Joy Renigen as they showcased grace in the waltz category. The duo won another gold after they narrowly edged Singapore in the foxtrot category.

Double gold was also tallied for the host country in Dancesport as Sean Aranar and Ana Nualla finished first in the tango category and Viennese waltz.

Gayon and Renigen attempted to give the country its fifth gold in dancesport, but yielded silver in the quickstep event.

As of 3:30 PM, The Philippines is ranked first in the medal tally with 17 medals followed by Vietnam with 11, Thailand with 7, Singapore with 6, Brunei Darussalam with 4 medals, Indonesia with 4, and Malaysia with 3.

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Timor-Leste, meanwhile, are yet to win their first medals in the biennial meet.

To see the latest results and medal tally, just visit ESPN5.

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