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PH team adds 2 golds, 4 silvers, and 1 bronze to SEA Games medal haul

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published May 21, 2022 3:13 pm Updated May 21, 2022 3:22 pm

The Philippine team is keeping the ball rolling on the ninth day of the Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.

As of 3 p.m. today, May 21, the players have added four golds, three silvers, and one bronze to the country's medal haul. 

Billiards world pool champion Rubilen Amit got the Philippines off to a good start with her back-to-back gold medals at the Women’s 10-Ball Pool Singles event today. The 40-year-old billiards player topped Chezka Centeno in the all-Filipino finals held at the Ha Dong Gymnasium.

On the other hand, Centeno bagged the silver medal in the same competition. Amit's gold medal is her second in the Games, following her victory in the Women's 9-Ball Pool Singles Finals on Friday.

Championing another all-Filipino finals are the tennis duo Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales. Bo clinched the country's second gold for the day after defeating silver medalists Jeson Patrombon and Francis Casey Alcantara in the Men's Doubles event.

Adding to the Philippines' silver medal haul is the women's chess team, consisting of Woman FIDE Master Shania Mae Mendoza and Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna n the women’s Team blitz event.

Meanwhile, Filipino weightlifting bet Erleen Ando clinched the country's fourth silver for the day in the Weightlifting - Women’s 64kg competition. 

The country's latest bronze medal was bagged by the men's chess team of International Masters Daniel Quizon and Jan Emmanuel Garcia during the Men’s Team blitz today.

As of May 20, 10 p.m., the Philippines is in the fifth spot of the SEA Games medal tally, with 42 golds, 59 silvers, and 89 bronzes.