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WITH 149 GOLDS

Philippines bags overall championship in SEA Games 2019


With only one event remaining, the Philippines has all but clinched the overall championship in the 30th Southeast Asian Games with 149 golds, 117 silvers, and 119 bronzes.

This developed as the country asserted itself as the region's supreme basketball power as the Gilas Pilipinas men's and women's teams bagged back to back gold medals on Tuesday.

Gilas Women made history as the team captured its first championship with a decisive 91-71 victory against Thailand in the final.

The men's team, meanwhile, continued their long-time dominance after beating Thailand, 115-81, for their 13th straight title in the Games.

The men's volleyball team also had a historic stint, playing in the finals for the first time since 1977. They clinched the silver medal after losing to Indonesia in three sets.

Only the outcome of the beach handball competitions has yet to be determined on the penultimate day of the competitions. Vietnam will face Indonesia while the Philippines will tangles with Thailand on Wednesday.

FULL COVERAGE: 30th Southeast Asian Games on GMA News Online

Combat sports once again delivered the goods for the Philippines, as Annie Ramirez and Adrian Guggenheim grabbed gold medals in jiu-jitsu. Jean Claude Saclag and Gina Iniong also nabbed double golds in kickboxing.

Athletics added two more golds as Eric Cray dominated the men's 400m hurdles and Aries Toledo ruled the decathlon.

Esports also copped their third gold of the Games as Caviar Acampado triumphed in Starcraft II. Cue masters Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit teamed up for the gold in the women's 9-ball pool doubles.

Filipino shooters Eric Ang, Carlos Carag and Alexander Topacio chipped in another gold in men's trap team, while the men's soft tennis team also notched the gold. —NB, GMA News

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