CLARK, Philippines – The Philippines took the early top spot in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games medal tally on Sunday, December 1.
Fresh off a golden performance in the world championships, Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier Carlos Yulo delivered a gold in the men’s all-around final to start his bid for a SEA Games sweep.
The Filipino dancers dazzled their way to a whopping 10 gold medals in dancesport, which made a return to the regiona biennial meet after 12 years.
Agatha Wong, meanwhile, ably defended her title for the gold in taolu taijiquan event of wushu.
Scoring big in arnis, the Filipinos also raked in 5 gold medals in the homegrown sport.
The Philippines bagged a double gold in sepak takraw in the men and women’s hoops event. – Rappler.com