The 29th South East Asian games saw Mervin Guarte, hailing from the Municipality of Bongabong, south of Calapan City Oriental Mindoro, win another bronze medal for the Philippines, in the track and field 1500 meter event on Thursday afternoon.
After falling short of a podium place the day before in the 800 meter race, 25 year old Guarte arrived at the finish line in 3:53.68 minutes, just microseconds behind Thailand’s Yothin Yaprajan, who registered 3:53.41 for Silver and Vietnam’s Duong Van Thai, at 3:51.44 for gold.
Meanwhile, countryman Elbren Neri, sporting the number 193 and competing in the same event missed out on a top 3 spot this year.
A round up of the day’s Pinoy winners featured:
Trenten Anthony Beram catches his second SEA Games gold in the Men’s 400M dash, Janry Urbas landing a bronze in Men’s Long Jump, Warren Kiamco and Dennis Orcollo pocket the bronze in Men’s Pool 9-Ball Doubles and Philippine Women’s Team strike a bronze in Tenpin Bowling.
Eumir Marcial gave the Philippines its first gold medal in boxing by outclassing Thailand’s Pathomsak Kuttiya in the bantamweight final. Meanwhile in just 21 seconds to win the gold in the light-heavyweight division, Filipino Marvin John Tupas records one of the quickest wins in SEA Games boxing history, destroying Malaysia’s Adli Hafidz Mohd Pauzi.
Lois Kaye Go claims the bronze in Women’s Individual golf and Philippines scores the first ever SEA Games gold in ice hockey, after defeating Thailand in the finals 5-4. Mae Soriano, Junna Tsukii, Kimverly Madrona, and Erica Celine Samonte win the bronze medal in the Women’s Kumite Karate Team.
By the end of August 25th, the Philippines in 6th place overall boasts a medal tally of 15 Gold, 21 Silver and 36 Bronze with another 5 days to go until the finale of the 2017 SEA Games.
More daily roundups of events can be followed at http://sports.tv5.com.ph/summitseagames/article/sea-games-philippines-schedule-events-results