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SEA Games: Ina Flores gives PH 5th gold; U23 Azkals bid medal hopes goodbye

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MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Under 23 Azkals’ bid in the 26th Southeast Asian Games football tournament ended after a 0-5 thrashing from Myanmar Sunday at the Lebak Bulus Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Azkals, whose only victory in the competition came versus Laos last Friday, were punished for their poor defense, which immediately led to a 2-0 deficit at halftime.

But even just a minute into the second half, the Filipinos conceded another goal, which virtually cut off their chances to advance to the medal round, before Myanmar netted two more points.

The U23 Azkals, at fourth in the group of six with three points built around a win and three losses, needed to win versus the Burmese side and Brunei, and hope for a confluence of events, to keep their flatlining bid alive.

Meanwhile, Ina Flores added another gold while two swimmers brought home two silvers to the Philippines’ medal haul in day two of the 26th Southeast Asian games Sunday.

Flores topped the women’s boulder wall climbing, while Jessie King Lacuna and Dorothy Hong in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke events, respectively.

The total medal haul as of 8:10 p.m. Sunday is 5-5-12 (gold, silver, bronze).


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  • Anonymous

    patawa ka @patas. search mo ang medal tally ng pilipinas sa olympics noong time ni macoy (1965-1986), 0 as in zero kahit bronze, wala! nagka-medal lang ulit tayo bronze noong 1988 (Cory) at 1992 (Ramos) at silver 1996 (Ramos). “kinatatakutan” pa daw? haha patawa talaga obvious na macoy loyalista! haha

  • Anonymous

    Wala talaga, mas mahusay pa rin ang mga atleta nung panahon ni Makoy…..kinatatakutan at talagang magagaling ang mga atleta natin noon….ngayon puro ampaw.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Paano mo nasabing mas mahusay ang mga atleta noon panahon ni Macoy?  Ang natatandaan ko lang si Mona Sulaiman ng track & field.  Kung sa bagay, nanguna tayo sa basketball.

    • Anonymous

      patawa ka @patas. search mo ang medal tally ng pilipinas sa olympics noong time ni macoy (1965-1986), 0 as in zero kahit bronze, wala! nagka-medal lang ulit tayo bronze noong 1988 (Cory) at 1992 (Ramos) at silver 1996 (Ramos). “kinatatakutan” pa daw? haha patawa talaga obvious na macoy loyalista! haha

      p.s. ampaw pala si manny pacquiao, donaire, efren bata, phil dragon boat team, etc etc?

  • Anonymous

    Forget about this match, Move on to the next match against Brunei, Savage back pride and honor , if there is still some left  and start to prepare for the next sea game starting now. Whatever has happened here, take it down to experience and valuable lessons learnt so that when the next sea game comes, the team of 2015 will be  better prepared. Defeat tranforms a team from a defeated team to a winning team tomorrow.,God bless Phillipines soccer team

  • http://profiles.google.com/mickeyhiss Mickey Lim

    How many congressmen are in Indonesia cheering for the Philippine team at the SEA Games?  How many on the other hand went to Las Vegas went to watch the Pacquaio fight? 

    Our poor showing in the SEA games reflects our priorities in sports. 

    • Anonymous

      Do you think the athletes from the other countries need their congressmen and other political leader to watch them in order for them to perform well? What you are suggesting is completely irrelevant. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        The congressmen were there not to watch but to gamble.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

       American is much better than Indonesia.  That’s why.

  • ismael francisco

    I’m not gonna watch a 4th fight! Insane if you do..what a waste of money!

  • ismael francisco

    Overtrained! Too much pleasure! Over confindent! I don’t blamed Pacquiao, but clearly it is not what the paying public is expecting from him!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SOYES2RGJBTAYQLZZGEV3XLZ6Q Naija

      If Pacman fought tooth-and-nail, broke his nose and face, and still lose to JMM, would that make you and those “paying public” happy?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

    Our poor showing in the games reflects how we do things as a country. Poor.

    • Anonymous

      What do the national athletes have to do with how our country is run??? You need to direct your frustrations elsewhere.



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