By Adrian Stewart Co
Kim Mangrobang and Carlos Edriel Yulo annexed their second gold medal in the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games yesterday at the Tuan Chau Island, Vietnam.
The 30-year-old Mangrobang notched her second gold in the women’s individual duathlon event where she outsprinted her opponents from Malaysia and Indonesia, who settled for silver and bronze, respectively.
On Saturday, Mangrobang captured her third consecutive SEA Games gold in women’s individual triathlon event with teammate Raven Alcoseba finishing with bronze.
Fil-Spanish Fernando Tan Caseres, meanwhile, bagged the men’s individual triathlon gold as teammate John Leerams Chicano fell short to end up with the silver.
Yulo, for his part, also notched his second gold medal in the biennial sporting event when he ruled the gymnastics’ men’s floor exercise with his 15.200 points.
Agatha Wong repeated as gold medal winner in the wushu women’s taolu taijijian event after submitting a score of 9.71 points to defeat the home town bets.
It was the second medal of the Cebuana lass in the biennial event after capturing a silver medal in the women’s taolu taijiquan event on Saturday afternoon.
Ernest John Obiena, on the other hand, easily retained the pole vault gold medal with his 5.46 meters mark on late Saturday. Fellow Filipino Hockett delos Santos finished with silver medal.
Fil-Am Aleah Finnegan snagged the country first women’s artistic gymnastics SEA Games medal since 2001 when she captured a gold medal with a score of 184.500.
Finnegan, who previously played for US, also won the all-around silver medal, scoring 48.250 points in four apparatus – balance beam, floor exercise, vault, and uneven bars.
Jiu-jitsu fighters Meggie Ochoa and Annie Ramirez also notched a gold each in the women’s -48 and -62 kg, respectively, while fencer Samantha Catantan also notched gold in the women’s foil.
Kickboxers Gina Iniong-Araos and Jean Claude Saclag also secured gold medals, while Renalyn Dacquel, Gretel de Paz Cordero, Zephania Ngaya, and Claudine Veloso Decena claimed silver medals.
Also ending up with silver medals were women’s 200 meter sprinter Kyla Richardson, Carlo Peña of jiu-jitsu, fencer Noelito Jose Jr., and rower Joanie Delcano.
Capturing bronze also were Guimarasnon Joida Gagnao, Ilonggo Alfrence Braza, Melvin Calano, and Kayla Richardson of athletics; swimmer Miranda Renner; men’s 3×3 basketball team; and rowers Cris Nievarez, Edgar Ilas and Zuriel Sumintac./ASC, WDJ