KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Veteran Marestella Torres Sunang picked up a bronze medal in the women’s long jump event during the 2016 Southeast Asian Games on Friday, August 25 at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium here.
The 36-year-old Sunang, a 3-time Olympian, registered a distance of 6.45 meters. Four of her 6 attempts were ruled fouls. The other attempt was 6.41 meters.
Vietnam’s Bui Thi Thu Thao bagged the gold with a 6.68-meter jump while Indonesia’s Maria Natalia Londa barely edged out Sunang with her 6.47-meter distance.
Sunang had set the SEA Games record of 6.71 meters in 2011, the last of her string of 4 consecutive SEA Games in which she had earned gold.
Meanwhile, Melvin Calano wins bronze in men’s javelin throw with a distance of 65.94 meters. – Rappler.com
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