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Gilas Pilipinas' defensive gem in its match against Indonesia. —PHOTOS FROM PSC-POC MEDIA BUREAU

Gilas’ redemption and 6 more golds for the Philippines in Phnom Penh

Not even the record-setting jump of Olympian and world No. 3 EJ Obiena—who bagged his third consecutive Southeast Asian Games pole vault gold medal—could have softened the blow. Neither could the record-smashing performances of Elreen Ando and Vanessa Sarno that earned them gold medals in their respective weightlifting events. Even gymnastics star Carlos Yulo’s medal haul of two golds and...

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STILL TRIATHLON KING. Fernando Casares (left) keeps his men's triathlon title in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday (May 8, 2023). Teammate Andrew Kim Remolino finished third. —PNA PHOTO

19 golds so far, but it’s a rough road ahead for Philippines at SEA Games

Win some, lose some.  The Philippines sits in fourth place in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games’ medal tally, with 19 gold, 28 silver, and 31 bronze medals as of the evening of May 8, and that ranking will expectedly be challenged by several factors in the remaining nine days. As host country, Cambodia had the privilege of choosing which sport...

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