HANOI – Christine Hallasgo capped the Philippine athletics crew’s marketing campaign within the thirty first Southeast Asian Video games right here at My Dihn Nationwide Stadium with a silver within the marathon.
Nonetheless in rivalry within the last 600 meters, Hallasgo was slowed down by cramps the remainder of the best way however soldiered on to tug by way of with the runner-up end within the occasion she dominated in the course of the 2019 SEA Video games within the Philippines.
Hallasgo completed with a time of two:56.07 behind winner Odekta Naibaho Elvina (2:55.280). Vietnam’s Ngoc Hoa Hoang Thi completed third at 2:57.350.
Hallasgo’s silver was the seventh for Philippines’ athletics in these video games, to go along with 5 golds and 14 bronze medals.
The crew did not match or surpass its 11 gold, 8 silver and eight bronze medals within the 2019 SEAG held on the New Clark Metropolis Athletics Stadium in Tarlac, however Philippine Athletics Monitor and Discipline Affiliation head coach Joeffrey Chua nonetheless considers the tracksters’ stint right here a hit.
“This model of the SEA Video games is by far probably the most difficult due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However with 1 SEAG file, 5 new Philippine nationwide data recorded, and eight private data established, this may be thought of as a really profitable marketing campaign for PATAFA nationwide athletes,” stated Chua.
The crew was led by Asia’s finest pole vaulter EJ Obiena, whose gold-winning feat set a brand new SEA Video games file of 5.46 meters.
Different gold medalists have been William Morrison within the males’s shot put (18.14 meters), Clinton Bautista, who set a brand new nationwide file within the 110m hurdles at 13.78 seconds; Eric Cray, who received a fifth straight 400m hurdles SEA Video games crown and Kayla Richardson, who regained the 100-meter tiara (11.60 seconds) that she received within the 2015 Singapore version.
Silver medalists have been Kyla Richardson (200 meters, 23.56), Hokett delos Santos (pole vault, 5 meters), Janry Ubas (lengthy bounce, 7.73 meters), Aries Toledo (decathlon, 7499), Sarah Dequinan (Heptahlon), Harry Diones (triple bounce, 15.87m) and Hallasgo.
Bagging bronze medals have been Kayla Richardson (200 meters, 23.87), Joida Gagnao (5000m and 3000m, steeplechase), Alfrence Braza (males’s 1500m, 3:56.35), Melvin Calano (javelin, 66.86m), Sonny Wagdos (males’s 5000m, 16:39:89), Ubas (decathlon, 6977 pts), Bernalyn Bejoy, Jessel Lumapas, Edgardo Alejan, Jr. and Joyme Sequita (4×400 Combined Relay), Jelly Paragile (100m Hurdles), Alyana Nicolas (pole vault), Robyn Brown (ladies’s 400m Hurdles, 56.44 seconds),
Morrison (discus throw), Evalyn Palbrica (javelin, 49.07 meters) and Bejoy, Brown, Eloise Medina and Maureen Schrijvers (4×400, Ladies’s Relay).
“The sensation of strain, disappointment, pleasure, and victory made every efficiency memorable. All athletes gave their all and we couldn’t be extra proud,” stated Patafa’s Judith Staples.
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