CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippines has bagged a total of 68 gold medals at the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games as Friday, December 6.
As of 9 a.m. Friday, the medal tally from the 2019 SEA Games website showed Philippines with 66 gold medals, 50 silver medals, and 37 bronze medals.
The Philippines is followed by Vietnam with 33 gold medals; Indonesia, 32; Singapore, 26; Malaysia, 24; Thailand, 17; Cambodia, 2; Myanmar, 2; and Brunei Darrusalam, 1.
Laos and Timor Leste have yet to win a gold medal at the ongoing games.
The latest gold medal for the Philippines was won by Christine Hallasgo for the women’s marathon event at the New Clark City on Friday morning. Another Filipino athlete, Mary Joy Tabal won a silver medal under the same category.
The country has also won gold medals for men’s Sambo 82 kilogram and 74 kilogram categories.
Gold medals were also won by Filipino athletes for obstacle course racing.
Another gold medal was won by James Deiparine for the 100m breaststroke swimming competition. It was the first gold for the country in swimming in 10 years.
Another gold was won by Monica Torres who took the lead in the women’s duathlon competition at the Subic Bay Boardwalk in Zambales.
Filipino athletes participating in other sports and events have also brought pride to the country by besting representatives from other countries in their respective sports.
Filipino representatives to the Dance Sports held at Royce Hotel and Casino in Clark bagged gold medals in different categories on Sunday night.
The Philippine team also won gold medals for the Women’s Mountain Bike Downhill competition, Men’s Mountain Bike Downhill, Arnis, Women’s Cycling and Women’s Sepak Takraw.
The first gold medal for the country was won by John Chicano under the men individual triathlon with a record time of 1:53:23, and Kim Mangrobang for the women’s triathlon on Sunday, December 1.
Filipino Wushu bet Agatha Wong also defended her crown during the women’s taolu taijiquan event at the World Trade Center.
Other SEA Games events are still ongoing and will continue until December 11.