Philippines clinches SEA Games overall championship | Inquirer Sports

Philippines clinches SEA Games overall championship

/ 10:39 AM December 08, 2019

Philippine delegates wave during the opening ceremony of the 30th South East Asian Games at the Philippine Arena, Bulacan province, northern Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

NEW CLARK CITY — Team Philippines’ top officials have already called it: Team Philippines is the 30th Southeast Asian Games overall champion once again.

Philippine Olympic Committee chair Steve Hontiveros said that with 88 golds early Sunday, the country is runaway leader heading to the last three full days of competitions.

https://sports.inquirer.net/377747/2nd-most-productive-seag-day-for-ph-15-golds

FEATURED STORIES

“We got this. We are overall champions. Other countries don’t have much left to get gold medals from,” said Hontiveros.

He was referring to Indonesia and Vietnam which are tied at second place with 47 gold medals each.

The Philippines is expected to rake in more golds Sunday in athletics, boxing, softball, baseball and taekwondo, among others.

https://sports.inquirer.net/377545/sea-games-rodolfo-reyes-launches-ph-taekwondo-bid-with-poomsae-gold

ADVERTISEMENT

“This should give interest to the government and the private sector to support all the athletes in all the sports because they will realize their money won’t go to waste,” Hontiveros added.

Philippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez said the credit goes to the more than a thousand national athletes.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Thankful for all the sacrifice and handwork that went behind pushing their chances for a shining moment of victory,” Ramirez added.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: 2019 SEA Games, Philippines, SEA Games, Southeast Asian Games, Team Philippines

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.