Team Philippines’ James Deiparine clinched a historic swimming gold as Obstacle Course Race Teams brought in the most top medal finishes for the host nation on Day 4 of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
The Philippines is staying on track in its campaign for Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) leadership on the medal standings with 56 gold, 41 silver, and 22 bronze medals as of December 4.
OBSTACLE COURSE RACING
The Philippines made a clean sweep of all the gold medals in the SEA Games Obstacle Course Races.
Filipino athletes Antolin Kyle Redentor, Dela Serna Kaizen, Divina Monolito, and Moncada Deanne Nicole started the day on a high note after finishing first in the 400-meter Mixed Team Assist event.
The Obstacle Course – Mixed Team Relay 400m x 12 was also ruled by the nation’s team composed of Diana Buhler, Jeffrey Reginio, Klymille Keilah Rodriguez, and Nathaniel Sanchez.
The Individual Golds were also secured by Team Philippines with Rochelle Suarez dominating the 100m Women’s Obstacle Course race.
Kevin Pascua then bagged the gold in the 100m Men’s Obstacle Course Race.
The Shooting event gave the Philippines its first gold from Marly Martir in the Women’s WA 1500 PPC event.
Another gold medal finish was secured by the trio of shooters with Martir teaming up with Elvie Baldivino and Franchette Quiroz to take the gold medal in the Women’s PPC WAA1500 shooting team event.
Kristel Macrohon grabbed Team Philippines’ second gold win in weightlifting as she made a SEA Games debut in the 71kg division held at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
Macrohon’s gold follows Olympian Hidilyn Diaz’s gold on Day 2 of the 2019 SEA Games, to cap the weightlifting team’s medal campaign with 2 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals.
Muay Thai – Waikru & Mai Muay event gave the Philippines a near-perfect score of 9.95 to clinch the gold medal for Jearome Calica and Joemar Gallaza.
Swimmer James Deiparine executed double-10-feats on Wednesday: ending the Philippines’ 10-year gold medal drought in the SEA Games and erasing a 10-year SEA Games record at the Aquatics Center of the New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas town, Tarlac.
Deiparine clocked in at 1:01:46 seconds to grab the gold in the 100-meter breaststroke event. The winning performance gave the Philippines its first swimming gold at the SEA Games since 2009 when Filipino swimmers Miguel Molina, Daniel Coakley, and Ryan Arabejo won 4 golds.
Deiparine’s time also erased the 10-year SEA Games record set by Vietnam’s Nguyen Huu Viet at 1:01.60.
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.
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