Carlos Yulo, Agatha Wong win second gold in SEA Games

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 3, 2019   •   271

Carlos Yulo (L) and Agatha Wong (R)

There is no stopping the prowess of Carlos Yulo and Agatha Wong as they took another gold medal for the Philippines in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Tuesday (December 3).

Carlos Yulo topped the floor exercise event in men’s artistic gymnastics with a score of 14.700 securing another gold in the SEA Games.

Winning the silver medal is Tikumporn Surintornta from Thailand after scoring 13.833 points. Malaysia’s Zul Bahrin Mat Asri settled for bronze after scoring 13.767.

Yulo also grabbed his third and fourth medal after winning silver in both men’s gymnastics still rings events with 13.733 points and pommel horse with 13.233 points.

Meanwhile, Agatha Wong won her second gold in the Wushu women’s Taolu Taijijian event. She garnered a score of 9.65.

Vietnam’s Thi Minh Huyen Tran took home the silver with a score of 9.63 points, while Brunei’s Basma Lachkar won bronze with 9.62 points.—AAC

#WeWinAsOne: Team Philippines’ winning moments at 30th SEA Games 2019

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 11, 2019

The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games has come to its end with Team Philippines dominating with a total of 385 medals: 149 gold, 117 silver, and 119 bronze.

It is the blood, sweat, and tears of every Filipino athlete that makes each gold medal worth more than just being a medal.

It is the deafening cheers of supporters that make each victory even more sweeter.

Filipino athlete Carlos Edriel Yulo celebrates after winning gold during the men’s artistic gymnastics individual all-around event at the 30th South East Asian Games in Manila, Philippines, 01 December 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
Ernest John Obiena of the Philippines competes in the Men’s Pole Vault final of the SEA Games 2019 at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium in New Clark City, Philippines 07 December 2019. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA
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After aiding his Indonesian competitor, Surfer Roger Casugay won the gold at the SEA Games 2019 longboard event | PVI-International/Darryl Go
Christine Hallasgo of the Philippines celebrates after winning the gold in the SEA Games 2019 Women’s Marathon final at the New Clark City Athletic Stadium in New Clark City, Philippines, 06 December 2019. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA
Filipino athlete John Lerams Chicano celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the gold medal for the Men’s triathlon event at the 30th South East Asian Games in Subic Bay Freeport zone, Philippines, 01 December 2019. EPA-EFE/JUN DUMAGUING
Philippine players celebrate after winning the Basketball Women’s final match against Thailand at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Manila, Philippines, 10 December 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
Filipino athlete Agatha Chrystenzen Wong competes at the Wushu Women’s Taijiquan event during the SEA Games 2019 in Manila, Philippines, 01 December 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
James Palicte (R) of Philippines celebrates after winning gold in the Boxing Men’s Light Welterweight (64kg) final match against Van Hai Nguyen of Vietnam at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Manila, Philippines, 09 December 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
James Deiparine of the Philippines reacts after winning the men’s 100m Breaststroke finals at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac province, Philippines, 04 December 2019. EPA-EFE/MARK R. CRISTINO
Athletes from the Philippines celebrate after winning gold against Malaysia in the Mixed Team Assist 400 M Obstacle Course event during the Southeast Asian Games in Manila, Philippines, 04 December 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
Kristel Macrohon of the Philippines in action during the women’s 71kg category clean and jerk Weightlifting competition of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2019 in Manila, Philippines, 04 December 2019. EPA-EFE/KENJI HASEGAWA
Kristina Marie Knott of the Philippines reacts after winning the Women’s 200mt race final of the SEA Games 2019 at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium in New Clark City, Philippines 07 December 2019. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA
Charly Suarez of Philippines celebrates after winning gold in the Boxing Men’s Lightweight (60kg) final match against Khunatip Pidnuch of Thailand at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Manila, Philippines, 09 December 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
Villardo Cunamay of the Philippines shows his gold medal during the SEA Games 2019 arnis men’s lightweight awarding ceremony in Clark, Pampanga province, Philippines, 01 December 2019. EPA-EFE/MARK R. CRISTINO
Renigen Mary Joy Guiao (L) and Gayon Mark Jayson Corales (R) of the Philippines in action during the Standard Slow Foxtrot event of the Dancesport competition during the SEA Games 2019 in Clark, Pampanga province, Philippines, 01 December 2019. EPA-EFE/MARK R. CRISTINO
Gold medalist Mike Banares (R) of the Philippines in action against Thai Viet Phu (L) of Vietnam during the SEA Games 2019 arnis men’s welterweight finals in Clark, Pampanga province, Philippines, 01 December 2019. EPA-EFE/MARK R. CRISTINO
Filipino athlete Marion Kim Mangrobang celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal for the Women?s triathlon event at the 30th South East Asian Games in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines, 01 December 2019. EPA-EFE/JUN DUMAGUING
Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines shows her gold medal in the 55kg women’s weightlifting competition during the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Manila, Philippines, 02 December 2019. EPA-EFE/MARK R. CRISTINO
Filipino Monica Torres celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal for the Philippines in the Women’s Duathlon event during the Southeast Asian Games in Subic freeport, Zambales province, Philippines, 02 December 2019. EPA-EFE/JUN DUMAGUING
Gold medalist Daniel Lederman of the Philippines reacts during the men’s game-of-skate awarding ceremony at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Tagaytay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 05 December 2019. EPA-EFE/MARK R. CRISTINO
Gold medalist Margielyn Didal (R) and Silver medalist Christiana Means (L) of the Philippines react during the women’s game-of-skate awarding ceremony at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Tagaytay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 05 December 2019. EPA-EFE/MARK R. CRISTINO
Philippine gymnast Daniela Reggie Dela Pisa celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Rhythmic Gymnastics hoop event at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Manila, Philippines, 07 December 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
Aries Toledo of the Philippines reacts during the Long Jump of the Men’s Decathlon at the SEA Games 2019 at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium in New Clark City, north of Manila, Philippines, 09 December 2019. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA
Nesthy Petecio of Philippines celebrates after winning gold in the Boxing Women’s Featherweight (57kg) final match against Ni Nwe Oo of Myanmar at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Manila, Philippines, 09 December 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
Philippine players celebrate after winning gold medal in the Basketball Men’s final match against Thailand at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Manila, Philippines, 10 December 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

PH Navy’s Melcah Jen Caballero wins second gold in SEA Games

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 10, 2019

Philippine Navy Seaman 2nd Class Melcah Jen Caballero has clinched her second gold in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Caballero topped in the women’s lightweight single sculls rowing competition on Sunday (December 8). Thailand and Indonesia landed in second and third place, respectively.

Caballero got her first gold medal after winning the women’s lightweight doubles sculls with teammate Joanie Delgaco.—AAC

Still a legend: Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes ends SEA Games campaign with bronze

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 6, 2019

Billiard icon Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes

Billiards legend Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes ends his 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games campaign with bronze medal after getting beaten by Vietnamese’s Ngo Dinh Nai.

With a score of 100-14, in the one-cushion carom semi-final, Reyes automatically settles for third place.

When asked during an interview with reporters if he will still play in the future, Reyes said he might just coach for the Philippine team.

“Baka coach na lang. Baka mag-coach nalang kami, kaming dalawa ni pareng Django [Bustamante] (We might coach, me and Django Bustamante),” he said.—AAC

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