(Eagle News) – The Philippines won 47 gold medals at the end of Day 3 of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, maintaining its lead in the biggest multi-sport biennial meet in the Southeast Asian region.
It has a total medal haul of 95, with 31 silvers and 17 bronze medals.
The 47 gold haul is already almost double than that of the 2017 SEA Games gold haul of only 23, when the Philippines only placed sixth place in medal ranking – its worst performance in 18 years of SEA Games.
Vietnam is still in second place with 23 golds, 27 silvers and 25 bronze medals for a total medal haul of 75.
Third is Malaysia with 18 golds, five silvers, and 14 bronzes; fourth is Indonesia with 12 golds, 20 silvers and 18 bronzes; and fifth is Thailand with eight golds, 13 silvers and 20 bronze medals.
Singapore follows in the ranking with eight golds, 10 silvers and 15 bronze medals; Myanmar with one gold, six silvers and 20 bronzes; Brunei Darussalam with one gold, four silvers and 20 bronzes; and Cambodia with one gold, three silvers and 17 bronzes.
Only Timor Leste failed so far to win a medal.
The Philippines got nine medals on the third day from wins in wushu courtesy of Agatha Wong who got her second medal on Tuesday for Taolu Taijijian event, and the rest of the wushu team got five more golds for various Sanda events. They are courtesy of Divine Wally who won in the Women’s 48-KG category, and Jessie Aligaga, Francisco Solis, Arnel Mandal, and Clemente Tabugara Jr. who won in the Men’s 48-KG, 56-KG, 52-KG, and 65-KG categories respectively.
Two of the Philippines’ Arnis players bagged two more golds. They are Crisamuel Delfin, who won the Men’s Anyo Non-Traditional Open Weapon category and Mary Allin Aldeguer who won the Women’s Anyo Non-Traditional Open Weapon category.
The final gold came from Filipino wonder gymnast Carlos Yulo who got the top spot in Men’s Floor Excercise Final event in the Artistic Gymnastics competition. This was also his second gold for the 2019 SEA Games.
He also got two silvers for the Men’s Pommel Horse Final and the Men’s Still Rings Final events.