WITH 149 GOLDS
By Bohol Island News Staff | 11:13 AM December 11, 2019
The Philippines is the overall championship in the 30th Southeast Asian Games with 385 medals-149 golds, 117 silvers, and 119 bronzes.
Vietnam snared the second spot with 96 golds, while Thailand settled for the third spot with 92 golds.
The country asserted itself as the region’s supreme basketball power as the Gilas Pilipinas men’s and women’s teams bagged back to back gold medals on Tuesday.
Some Boholano athletes were part of the Philippine Team. They were Dave Lloyd Pacaldo (Tagbilaran City), Elien Rose Perez (Tagbilaran City), Emmanuel Comendador (San Miguel), Ronnie Malipay (Trinidad), Anfernee Lopena (Tagbilaran), Rian Marco Tirol (Tagbilaran City) and Diana Bühler (Alicia).
Some of the Boholano athletes in the 30th SEA Games.
Two of them- Diana Bühler (Obstacle Course Racing Mixed Team Relay 400-meters) and Anfernee Lopena (4×100 meter mixed relay team) won gold medals.
Combat sports once again delivered the goods for the Philippines, as Annie Ramirez and Adrian Guggenheim grabbed gold medals in jiu-jitsu. Jean Claude Saclag and Gina Iniong also nabbed double golds in kickboxing.
Athletics added two more golds as Eric Cray dominated the men’s 400m hurdles and Aries Toledo ruled the decathlon.
Filipino shooters Eric Ang, Carlos Carag and Alexander Topacio chipped in another gold in men’s trap team, while the men’s soft tennis team also notched the gold.
Esports also copped their third gold of the Games as Caviar Acampado triumphed in Starcraft II. Cue masters Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit teamed up for the gold in the women’s 9-ball pool doubles.
Gold medalists Diana Bühler and Anfernee Lopena. Photo: FB/Swedish Embassy in the Philippines
Gilas Women made history as the team captured its first championship.
The men’s team, meanwhile, continued their long-time dominance after beating Thailand, 115-81, for their 13th straight title in the Games.
The men’s volleyball team also had a historic stint, playing in the finals for the first time since 1977. They clinched the silver medal after losing to Indonesia in three sets.
The closing ceremony is on Wednesday, Dec.11, at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium at 4 p.m.
International artists Arnel Pineda and The Black Eyed Peas are expected to deliver world-class performances.
The Philippines shall also officially hand over the hosting chores of the 2021 SEA Games to Vietnam. #WeWinAsOne #PHforOne