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Bronze medal finish for PH wheelchair basketball in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 22, 2017 - 5:47 PM

The Philippines edges Myanmar in the battle for third

BRONZE. The Philippine para basketball team earns bronze in Malaysia. File photo by Janneth Tenorio

After SEAG gold, Eumir Marcial dreams of fighting 'middleweight monster' Golovkin

Sep 02, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Eumir Marcial is dreaming big after winning his second straight gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games

DREAMING BIG. Eumir Marcial is dreaming big after winning his second straight gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games. Photo by POC-PSC media

Rappler Talk Sports: SEA Games boxers John Marvin, Eumir Marcial and Mario Fernandez

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:06 PM

The SEA Games medalists drop by the Rappler office to talk about life in and out of the ring

IN PHOTOS: Filipino athletes in victory and defeat at SEA Games 2017

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The hard reality is that some succeeded while some fell short The underdogs stepped up while some expected winners had a bit of tough luck

WINNER. Samuel Thomas Harper Morrison of the Philippines battles Ardian Prayogo Dinggo of Indonesia in the finals of the men's -74kg taekwondo competition. Morrisson prevailed to win the gold medal. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Carrion on 50-gold SEA Games goal: 'I did that to motivate them'

Sep 01, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The Philippines dipped from 29 gold medals in 2015 to 24 in 2017

FALLING SHORT. Despite the Philippines falling well short of her 50-gold goal, chef de mission Cynthia Carrion says her high bar was well-intentioned. File photo by Alecs Ongcal

Injuries, crammed schedules hurt athletics team at 2017 SEA Games - PATAFA

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:46 AM

Philippine athletics looks to resolve issues from the 2017 SEA Games in preparation for the 2018 Asian Games and 2019 SEA Games

SETBACKS. SEA Games Athletics chief Philip Guijo looks to improve the situation of Philippine Athletics based on problems experienced int he 2017 SEA Games. File photo by PSC-POC Media

Malaysia brushes off judging concerns as SEA Games close

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Despite criticism calling it the worst tournament in SEA Games history Malaysia says none of the other 10 countries have formally complained

HOME COURT DOMINATION. Host country Malaysia ended the Games with more than one-third of the 406 titles handed out. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

POC opts for simple turnover in SEA Games closing ceremony

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Cojuangco says the country should save up for the 2019 hosting of the Games instead

SIMPLE TURNOVER. The POC will pass on an elaborate turnover ceremony, which was estimated to cost P8.1 million. Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Kath Magno puts up gallant stand despite competing without a coach in SEA Games

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Magno feels particularly proud of how far she came despite being alone in a competition like the SEA Games

PERSONAL BEST. Kathryn Magno of the Philippines (R) notches a personal best time in the 1000m race despite finishing fourth. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Philippines crashes to its worst SEA Games finish since 1999

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:12 PM

The Filipino delegation fails to match its 29 gold medal output from the 2015 and 2013 Games despite setting a target of 50 gold medals for this year

TEAM PHILIPPINES. The Philippine contingent parades during the 2017 Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

PH speed skater Kath Magno misses podium on final day of SEA Games 2017

Aug 30, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Magno finishes fourth in the 29th Southeast Asian Games 1000m speed skating event with a personal best time of 1:51 893

CLOSE. Kathryn Magno is the last Filipino athlete to compete in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. File photo from PSC-POC Media

Taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora falls to Cambodian for SEA Games silver

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:10 PM

This is the fourth straight time since 2014 that Alora has lost to Sorn Seavmey

TOUGH OPPONENT. Kirstie Alora (L) loses to her Cambodian rival, the 2014 Asian Games gold medalist, and settles for the 2017 SEA Games silver. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

'Rocketman' pockets Malaysia's record-tying 111th SEA Games gold

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:11 AM

Azizulhasni the world keirin champion who is nicknamed Pocket Rocketman held off compatriot Mohammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom to win the men s sprint final

HOME COURT. Host country Malaysia are set to shatter their national record for most gold medals in one SEA Games on the penultimate day. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Michael Martinez satisfied with SEA Games silver after successful first quad toe

Aug 28, 2017 - 11:59 PM

Martinez is happy with a SEA Games silver for now because the bigger picture for him is in South Korea next year

BIGGER PICTURE. Michael Martinez says he's focused on the bigger picture: qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

'PH to go somewhere in between for 2019 SEA Games sports lineup'

Aug 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Cayetano: We can use the rules to our advantage as host country in the 2019 SEA Games or be fair to other countries

SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN. SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines will look to strike a balance when it comes to the sports it will include in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

SEA Games Committee chair Cayetano: 'It’s time people managing sports act like a team'

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano hopes sports officials will rally behind common passion for Philippine sports in run up to SEA Games 2019 hosting

ACT LIKE A TEAM. SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano hopes Philippine sports officials rally behind its passion for sports as the country prepares to host the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Equestrian rider Colin Syquia jumps to SEA Games gold

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:29 PM

The gold is the Philippines first in SEA Games equestrian sports since 2011

GOLDEN RIDER. Colin Syquia wins the Philippines' 23rd gold medal of the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from @KL2017/Twitter

Malaysia team urged to stay grounded in football final

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:46 PM

The Malaysia men s football team is looking to add another gold to the host s collection as they sit on top of the medals table in the 2017 SEA Games

GROUNDED. The Malaysian football team will face Thailand in the men's football finals of the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 website.

PH's lone lifter Colonia falls way short of SEA Games podium finish

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Rio Olympian Nestor Colonia lifts a total of 253kg 113kg in the snatch and 140kg in the clean and jerk to finish just above Myanmar

HEAVY LIFTING. Nestor Colonia had been hampered by a knee injury prior to the SEA Games, but managed to lift a total of 253kg. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Mariya Takahashi tops defending champ to win 2017 SEA Games judo

Aug 27, 2017 - 7:16 PM

Mariya Takahashi aged 16 dethrones the 5 time gold medalist in her SEA Games debut

GOLDEN DEBUT. Fil-Japanese judoka Mariya Takahashi overcomes defending champion Surattana Thongsri of Thailand to deliver another gold medal for the Philippines. Photo by POC-PSC Media

Morrison cops gold, Alcantara takes silver in 2017 SEA Games taekwondo

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Samuel Morrison wins his second gold medal in as many SEA Games moving up in weight to do so

BACK TO BACK. Samuel Morrison moves up in weight to capture a second gold medal at the SEA Games. Photo by POC-PSC Media

Michael Christian Martinez earns SEA Games silver in men's figure skating

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:36 PM

Martinez earns silver with a total score of 171 63

SILVER SKATER. Michael Christian Martinez skates his way to a silver medal at the SEA Games. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Centeno stuns veteran Amit for back-to-back women's 9-ball pool gold

Aug 27, 2017 - 4:21 PM

The 18 year old Centeno comes back from a 2 5 deficit to beat her idol in women s 9 ball pool singles for the second consecutive SEA Games

BACK-TO-BACK 1-2 FINISH. Chezka Centeno (R) wins gold and defeats her idol Rubilen Amit in women's 9-ball pool singles for the second straight SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Kiefer Ravena's stepback triple is 'icing' on 4th SEA Games gold

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:47 PM

With one of his signature stepback threes Kiefer Ravena fittingly caps off Gilas Pilipinas 18th SEA Games basketball gold medal

MEDAL COLLECTION. Kiefer Ravena wears all 4 of his SEA Games medals since 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas conquers SEA Games once more with 18th gold medal

Aug 26, 2017 - 9:57 PM

UPDATED The Philippine national men s basketball team beats Indonesia in lopsided fashion to cap off another gold medal victory

ANOTHER GOLD. The Philippines remains the undisputed basketball kings of Southeast Asia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH's Daniel Caluag seizes bronze in 2017 SEA Games men's BMX

Aug 26, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Thailand bags the gold while Indonesia settles for the silver medal

THE AIR UP THERE. Daniel Caluag, seen during the 2012 Summer Olympics, brought home the first gold for the Philippines at the 17th Asiad. Photo by Odd Anderson/AFP

Athletics chief says SEA Games 2017 performance 'good build-up' to Asiad

Aug 26, 2017 - 4:09 PM

The Philippine athletics team already has 5 gold medals 3 silvers and 8 bronzes heading into the final day of athletics competition

GOLDEN BOY. Trenten Beram claims two gold medals for the Philippine athletics team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from POC/PSC Media

Despite bronze finish, Torres Sunang proud her long jump record still stands

Aug 26, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Marestella Torres Sunang s 6 71 meters from the Indonesia SEA Games in 2011 was not broken despite the best efforts of Vietnam s gold medalist this year

RECORD STANDS. Marestella Torres Sunang's SEA Games women's long jump record set in 2011 still stands after the 2017 edition. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Vietnam's 'Little Mermaid' splashes to 7 SEA Games golds

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien clinches a swimming double winning the women s 200m individual medley by nearly 5 seconds

QUEEN OF THE POOL. Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, a shy 20-year-old, ruled the pool at the SEA Games. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Marestella Torres Sunang accidentally injured by Vietnamese jumper after competition

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:05 PM

The Vietnamese inadvertently steps on Torres Sunang s bare toe with spiked shoes and it leaves a gaping hole right through her toenail

FREAK ACCIDENT. Long jumper Marestella Torres Sunang is accidentally injured by her Vietnamese opponent right after their competition. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH men's football shows undeniable progress at SEA Games

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Philippine men s football team had not won a match at the SEA Games since 2011 And before 2017 they had never won two games at one competition

Gilas Pilipinas weathers Singapore to advance to finals

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:41 PM

The Philippines now advances to the finals where they will meet the winner between Indonesia and Thailand

FINALS-BOUND. Gilas Pilipinas reaches the SEA Games final after beating Singapore. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


From bullied in HS to martial artist, SEA Games 2017 athlete

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Pencak silat athlete Cherry May Regalado fulfills her childhood dream as she makes her SEA Games 2017 debut

PENCAK SILAT ATHLETE. Cherry May Regalado says she was not popular in high school because her family wasn't as rich as others. Now she's making a name for herself in her SEA Games debut. Photo from Regalado's Facebook

SEA Games organizers back tailoring sports to suit host country

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:09 PM

The hosts have topped the medals table at 6 of the last 10 editions and Malaysia looks set to finish top for the first time since they last hosted in 2001

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE. "You have to give some opportunity to the host country to win some medals," said SEA Games Federation president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

PH earns back-to-back bronzes in 2017 SEA Games 4x100m relay

Aug 25, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Philippines takes home an additional two bronzes in the men s and women s 4x100m relay

PH women’s volleyball falls to revenge-seeking Vietnam in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The Philippines will next face Thailand in the semifinals on Saturday

REVENGE. Vietnam avenges their loss to the Philippines in the 2017 Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship. File photo by Jerrick Esguerra

PH karatekas bag bronze medal in SEA Games 2017 women’s team kumite

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:15 PM

The Philippine s karate team earns 3 silvers and 4 bronzes in total

PH bowling team nabs first medal of SEA Games 2017

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:54 AM

The women s team replicates the bronze medal finish from the 2015 SEA Games

FIRST BRONZE. The women's team of five team of the Philippines snagged the first bronze medal of Philippine bowling.

Janry Ubas claims long jump bronze in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:46 PM

The Far Eastern University standout recorded 7 75m in the men s long jump event

SHORT. Despite being able to surpass the SEA Games record, Janry Ubas settles with a bronze in the Men's long jump event. Screenshot from livestream.

Trenten Beram grabs another gold for PH after ruling 400m dash

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Trenten Beram registers a time of 46 39 seconds to earn his second gold medal of the 2017 SEA Games

DOUBLE GOLD. Trenten Beram kept the medals coming, winning gold in the 400m. Photo from @KL2017 Twitter account

Philippines defeats Thailand to win first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The Philippines skates away with the first ever hockey gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games

DUCKS FLY TOGETHER. The Philippine ice hockey team won the first ever SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

John Marvin didn’t want ‘host country to decide my fate’ in 21-sec gold medal win

Aug 24, 2017 - 6:31 PM

John Marvin avoided any possibility of a hometown decision with his quick destructive win over Adli Hafidz Mohd Pauzi

BLITZ. The referee steps in to save Malaysia's Adli Hafidz Mohd Pauzi from further punishment less than 30 seconds after the first bell. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Marcial wins middleweight boxing gold at 2017 SEA Games, Fernandez settles for silver

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Eumir Marcial is too fast and too strong for Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand winning the middleweight gold by decision

BACK TO BACK. Eumir Marcial of Zamboanga City uses his combination of power and speed to earn the middleweight gold at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo by PSC-POC Media

PH women's volleyball team sweeps Malaysia in SEA Games opener

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:19 PM

The Philippines has already qualified for the semifinals due to Malaysia losing their opening match

HOW SWEEP IT IS. The Philippine women's volleyball team wins in straight sets, 25-18, 25-11, 25-16. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

16 Malaysian athletes hit by food poisoning at SEA Games

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:54 PM

One athlete goes to the hospital while the others are resting at their hotel says Low Beng Choo secretary of the Games sports and technical committee

The worst controversies so far of 2017 SEA Games boxing

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:21 PM

As the late Teddy Brenner would say only the ring was square

CONTROVERSY. Kazakhstan's Bazarbaev Dulat gave the Malaysian middleweight an extra 20 seconds to recover after he was knocked down by Eumir Marcial. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

Soul-searching Schooling snaps up SEA Games butterfly gold

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:08 AM

Joseph Schooling won in 51 38sec a new SEA Games record but short of the time he set at the Rio Olympics

PH squash teams earn silver, 3 bronzes in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Jemyca Aribado teams with Robert Andrew Garcia and Yvone Alyssa Dalida to bag bronzes on consecutive days


Vilog, Diones pocket silvers in 2017 SEA Games athletics

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Marco Vilog earns silver in the men s 800 meter dash while Mark Harry Diones finishes second in the men s triple jump event

SILVER SPRINTER. Marco Vilog secured the men’s 800 meter dash silver after registering a time of 1:49.91. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

Trenten Beram prevails in 200m dash to give PH 10th SEA Games gold

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Beram blows past the field with a time of 20 84 seconds

LIGHTNING PACE. Trenten Beram fulfilled his potential at the SEA Games, finishing ahead of the pack in the 200m event. Photo from @KL2017 Twitter account