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Late golds for the Philippines but still manage to keep overall medal tally lead
Team Philippines keep their overall championship aspirations alive after five days of action in the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG).
Most golds for the host country came before dawn, but are important to maintain the top spot in the medal tally with 63 golds, 45 silvers, and 34 bronzes.
Here's a recap of what happened in Day 5 of the biennial regional sporting competition.
SKATEBOARDING, JUDO, AND SAMBO CONTRIBUTED TWO GOLDS EACH
In Tagaytay, Filipino skateboarders ruled the men's and women's categories of the Game of Skate event.
2018 Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal and Daniel Lederman put up solid performances in the skateboarding tracks to go home with the gold in their respective events.
The Philippines actually have a 1-2 finish in the women's category as Christiana Means secured the silver.
Over at the Laus Group Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga, two judokas live up to their billing and led the winning cause for the Philippines.
Olympian Kiyomi Watanabe (women's -63kg) and Shugen Nakano (men's -66kg) completed their golden romps in the mat.
Watanabe successfully defended her title by beating Myanmar’s Chu Myat Noe Wai while Nakano outclassed Indonesia's Budi Prasetiyo to seal the gold for him.
Two bronzes of Team Philippines also came from judo as Keisei Nakano (men's -73kg) and Rena Furukawa (women's -57kg) nabbed those medals.
While at the Angeles University Foundation Gym in Angeles, Pampanga, Mark Striegl and Chino Sy took the top spot of the podium in their respective events.
Patrick Manicad and Nino Mondejar III contributed a bronze each in a productive cause for the Philippines in the sambo mat.
FENCING AND CYCLING GIVES GOLDS; OTHER SPORTS SHONE WITH PODIUM FINISHES
Fencer Jylyn Nicanor stood out in the women's individual sabre to snatch the gold at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Compatriot Noelito Jose Jr. bagged the bronze in the men's individual epee.
While at Subic Bay Boardwalk in Zambales, Samuel German and Princess Arbilon used their might in topping the mixed beach laser relay event of the modern pentathlon competition.
Ditto Nestor Dinopol finished a silver in the shooting mixed benchrest air rifle event at the Army Shooting Range in Taguig City.
Billiards brought in two bronzes with the pairs of Warren Kiamco and Jeffrey Ignacio and Johann Chua and Carlo Biado taking home one each in the 9-ball poo ldoubles category held at the Manila Hotel Tent.
The 6x6 underwater hockey teams also scored a silver (women's team) and a bronze (men's team) today.