SEA Games: PH bet Beram makes it two golds
KUALA LUMPUR — Trenten Anthony Beram just became Philippine sports’ newest hero Thursday night.
The 21-year-old University of Connecticut math major clocked 46.39 seconds to win the men’s 400-meter gold for his second title in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.
“It was feeling heavy going to the race, but I gotta do my 100, no 1,000 percent to win,” said Beram after making the rounds wrapped in Philippine flag to the cheers of a packet of Filipino fans inside the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.
“I just thank God. I tried my best. I was just so happy I was able to get it done,” he said of the feat which could resuscitate the country’s campaign here.
The 200m dash champion said he didn’t mind being put in Lane 7.
“I doesn’t matter, 400m is all around. The only drawback is I can’t see my toughest opponent,” said Beram whose mother hails from Cebu City. “But it’s a sprint and you gotta run as fast as you can.
“There’s no excuse for not running as fast as you can.”
Beram’s gold was the country’s 14th after lawn bowls and boxing also brought home honors earlier today.
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