SEA Games 2023

Four-peat denied as Kim Mangrobang settles for women’s triathlon silver

Delfin Dioquino

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Four-peat denied as Kim Mangrobang settles for women’s triathlon silver

MEDAL. Kim Mangrobang scoops up a women's triathlon silver in the 2023 SEA Games.


Kim Mangrobang falls short of a fourth straight SEA Games triathlon crown as Cambodia's naturalized athlete Margot Garabedian reigns

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Kim Mangrobang saw her reign as triathlon queen in the Southeast Asian Games come to an end.

A day after repeating as women’s duathlon champion, Mangrobang fell short of a fourth straight women’s triathlon crown as she settled for silver to Cambodia’s Margot Garabedian in Kep City on Monday, May 8.

The 31-year-old Filipina clocked 1 hour, 7 minutes, and 24 seconds in the race that featured a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer cycle, and 5-kilometer run.

Garabedian, a naturalized athlete from France, crossed the finish line 1:50 minutes faster with a time of 1:05:34.2 as she followed up her aquathlon title with another gold.

The 2017, 2019, and 2021 triathlon titlist, Mangrobang finished third in the swim (11:28) and fifth in the cycle (34:47), although she topped the run – the final leg – with a time of 20:04.

Singapore’s Louisa Middleditch registered 1:07:30.1 to wind up with a bronze.

As she wrapped up her campaign here, Mangrobang raised her SEA Games medal tally to eight with six golds and two silvers won across the last five editions. –

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.