John Chicano clinches PHL’s first gold in 30th SEA Games with triathlon event win

Fellow Filipino Kim Remolino gets silver

John Chicano clinched the Philippines’ first 30th SEA Games gold, with a win in the triathlon event. Fellow Filipino Kim Remolino came in second. /SEA Games 2019 FB/

(Eagle News)–John Chicano on Sunday, Dec. 1, clinched the Philippines’ first gold in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, with a convincing win in the men’s triathlon event.

Chicano, who clocked in at one hour, 53 minutes and 24 seconds, also made a new SEA Games record.

Finishing second was fellow Filipino Kim Remolino, with a time of 1:55:01.

Indonesian Muhammad Ahlul Firman clinched the bronze medal, with a time of  1:57:08.