PH’s SEAG 137 gold medal harvest highest in years

Cheska Altomonte grins as the RP Blu Girls once again won the Southeast Asian Games women’s softball tournament but that big smile on her face perfectly symbolizes how Team PH lorded it over the 30th edition of the biennial meet. Congratulations! (Photo Courtesy by

Medal Tally



Philippines          137         102         107         346

Thailand               84           91           102         277

Vietnam               80           79           94           253

Indonesia            69           76           102         247

Malaysia              51           52           67           170

Singapore            50           43           59           152

Cambodia            4              6              31           41

Myanmar            3              18           48           69

Brunei                 2              5              6              13

Laos                     0              5              23           28

Timor Leste        0              1              5              6

(Last updated: 9:40 AM, Dec. 10)

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ juggernaut continued Tuesday (10 December 2019) in the penultimate day of the 30th Southeast Asian Games where the Nationals picked up five more golds in different sports disciplines to give PH its highest gold medal harvest in years.

PH’s men’s shooting team shot down the gold in men’s trap team before Aries Toledo struck golds in the 110-meter hurdles and in discus throw even as Janry Ubas also topped the pole vault event.

The Philippines also lorded it over in soft tennis that all but pushed further PH’s from the field for overall honors with its record of 137 gold medals, 102 silvers and 107 bronzes for a total of 346 medal harvest.

At far second behind PH in the overall medal standing is Thailand with 84 golds and Vietnam which logged 80 golds.

And that may still have to inch further up as host Philippines is still very much in contention at winning more gold medals in men’s basketball and volleyball at press time on Tuesday.

Gilas Pilipinas was yet to play Thailand for the gold medal late Tuesday even as the PH men’s volleyball team which pulled the rug from under highly-favored Thailand in the semifinals, was to take on Indonesia also Tuesday, for gold.

Events that were ongoing or yet to be played of this writing Tuesday were shooting Trap (shotgun) final, eSports with Sibol’s Andreu Albar and Alexandre Laverez in Tekken 7 qualifying rounds; jiujitsu quarterfinals made up of PH’s Adrian Guggenheim, Luigi Ladera, Apryl Eppinger, and Annie Ramirez.

Also slated for the day Tuesday was BMX freestyle flatland, kickboxing 55kg light final by Gina Iniong, javelin throw by Janry Ubas and Aries Toledo, triple jump final through Mark Diones and Ronnie Malipay, 400m hurdles final through Robyn Brown and Bernalyn Bejoy,  men’s 400m hurdles finals under Eric Cray and Francis Medina, 3000 steeplechase finals by Joida Gagnao, discus throw final by William Morrison and John Mantua, men’s 3000m steeplechase final by Junel Gobotia, men’s 1500m final by Janry Ubas and Aries Toledo, the 4x400m relay final and Jean Claude Saclag gold medal fight in -55kg low kick.

Aside from Gilas men’s, the distaff side was also pitted for gold against Thailand for gold medal Tuesday.

The beach handball finals were also slated late in the day.

Meanwhile, in other events Tuesday:

In aquatics open water swimming, PH failed to win any medal in 10km open water swimming while Joida Gagnao settled for bronze in 5000m final.

Carlos Carag and Eric Ang advanced into the Trap (shotgun) final while table tennis players Richard Gonzales loses to Singapore, 4-1, in singles event semifinals.

Janry Ubas finished 3rd in 110m hurdles as well as in discus throw while Aries Toledo finished 5th in the pole vault.

In Sepak Takraw, PHI won the bronze in regu event and in cycling Daniel Caluag snatched the silver in BMX race.

The biennial meet which the country is hosting for the fourth time since its inception in 1959, ends Wednesday, 11 December 2019 to simple but memorable closing ceremonies.



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