Skater Margielyn Didal, GM Eugene Torre push PHL gold medal tally to 63 on Day 5 of 2019 SEA Games

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Margielyn Didal showcases her internationally-renowned skating championship form at the 2019 SEA Games. Credits to Team Philippines SEAG 2019.

World skating champion Margielyn Didal displayed her championship form while Filipino Grand Master Eugene Torre showcased his internationally-renowned chess skills to rack up the Philippines’ gold medal tally to 63 on Day 5 of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games).

Team Philippines’ top medalist standing at the 30th edition of the biennial meet tallied 63 gold, 45 silver, and 34 bronze for a total of 142 medals overall at the end of December 5, 2019.

CYCLING

Credits to Team Philippines SEAG 2019.

Team Philippines started Day 5 with a gold medal from Jermyn Prado in the Cycling Road Women’s Individual Time Trial.

LAWN BOWLS

The duo of Angelo Morales and Rodel Labayo added their gold to the host nation’s medal haul after winning the Lawn Bowls Men’s Pair event.

PENTATHLON

The male-female pairing of Samuel German and Princess Arbilon proved successful as the Philippines captured the Pentathlon Beach Laser Mixed Relay gold.

FENCING

Credits to Jylyn Nicanor Facebook.

A tearful Jylyn Nicanor welcomed her gold in the Fencing Women’s Individual Sabre finals in a thrilling defeat of Indonesian Diah Permatasari, 15-14.

SAMBO

Credits to Team Philippines SEAG 2019.

Sambo gave the Philippines 2 gold medals: Mark Striegl in the Sambo Men’s Combat 74kg. event, followed by Chino Tancontian in the Men’s Sambo 82kg. division.

JUDO

Credits to Kiyomi Watanabe Facebook.

Kiyomi Watanabe successfully executed a 4-peat defense of her SEA Games title and won gold in the Women’s Judo 63kg. finals. Her new gold is Watanabe’s fourth straight regional gold during competitions held at the Laus Group Event Centre in San Fernando, Pampanga.

Kiyomi Watanabe’s performance strengthened her bid to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Fil-Japanese judoka was a silver medalist in the 2018 Asian Games.

Shugen Nakano added another Judo gold from the Men’s Judo 66kg. finals.

CHESS

Grand Master Eugene Torre rules the chess event. Credits to ABS CBN News.

Legendary Filipino Grand Master Eugene Torre joined forces with GM Darwin Laylo and IM Paulo Bersamina in the Men’s Chess Team Problem Solving event to secure gold for the country.

SKATEBOARDING

Credits to Team Philippines SEAG 2019.

Daniel Ledermann won gold for the Philippines in the Men’s Game of Skate competition held at the Sigtuna Hall, Tagaytay International Convention Center in Cavite.

Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal of Cebu captured her first-ever SEA Games gold in the Women’s Game of Skate event. Prior to the SEA Games, Didal won two Skateboarding Championships in the United States.

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

Recap of 2019 SEA Games DAY 1 here.

Recap of 2019 SEA Games DAY 2 here.

Recap of 2019 SEA Games DAY 3 here.

Recap of 2019 SEA Games DAY 4 here.

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