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Carlos Yulo, Dancesports, Arnis lead 22 Gold medal haul on SEA Games Day 1

SEA Games Day Gold Medals
World gymnastics champion Carlos Edriel Yulo secures his first SEA Games gold. Photo from Team Philippines SEAG 2019.

World gymnastics champion Carlos Edriel Yulo, and the dancesport and arnis athletes led the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) Day 1 medal haul for Team Philippines which amassed 22 gold, 14 silver, and 11 bronze medals, sending the host nation on top of the medal standings.


Filipinos secure the 1-2 podium finishes in Women’s triathlon. Credits to 2019 SEA Games

After the 30th SEA Games Grand Opening Ceremony kicked off on November 30, Team Philippines started Day 1 strong with 3-peat wins in Triathlon Men’s and Women’s events.

Olongapo’s homegrown athlete John Chicano secured the country’s third straight SEA Games Men’s Triathlon gold and defending champion Kim Mangrobang successfully kept her champion title, also the third repeat of the country’s SEA Games Women’s Triathlon gold in the swim-bike-run races.


Credits to Team Philippines SEAG 2019.

It was another double gold for the Philippines’ hoops team that claimed both Men’s and Women’s events in Sepak Takraw.


Credits to Team Philippines SEAG 2019.

Martial artist Agatha Wong defended her title, bagging the gold in Wushu’s Taolu Taijiquan event.


Jan Emmanuel Garcia takes gold in online chess. Credits to ABS-CBN News

The Filipinos’ online gaming skills have also started showing as Jan Emmanuel Garcia won the gold medal in the Individual Online Chess event.


Dexter Bolambao wins the Men’s Live Stick Bantamweight gold at the SEA Games held in Angeles City, Pampanga. Photo by Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Filipinos displayed their prowess in the Arnis event, earning 5 gold medals for the homegrown sport that has become an iconic symbol for Philippine martial arts.


Ballroom couples Sean Aranar, Ana Nualla, Mark Gayon, Mary Joy Guiao Renigen won Gold medals at the SEA Games Dancesport 2019 held at Royce Hotel in Pampanga. Credits Dance Sport Council of the Philippines, Inc.

The returning dancesport event, last held at the 2005 SEA Games that was hosted by the Philippines, lived up to expectations as Filipino dancers brought in 10 gold medals.


Carlos Yulo wins his first gold medal at the SEA Games. Credits to Team Philippines SEAG 2019.

As the nation turned its attention to the main event at the newly restored historic Rizal Memorial Coliseum, 2020 Olympian Carlos Yulo dominated the Men’s All-Around Gymnastics event claiming his first SEA Games medal.

The Philippines is campaigning to better its 2005 SEA Games medal haul of 113 gold, 84 silver, 94 bronze for a total of 291 medals as the nation’s athletes compete in 56 sports and 530 events. The 2019 SEA Games will run until December 11, 2019.

SEND congratulations to Team Philippines athletes for giving their best at the 2019 SEA Games!

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