The Philippine kurash team delivered the country’s first medals at the 31st Southeast Asian Games after bagging one silver and two bronzes late Tuesday at the Hoai Duc Gymnasium in Vietnam.
Helen Aclopen Talongen bowed to Vietnam’s Trang To Thi, 1-0, to settle for the silver medal in the women’s -48kg division, while Renzo Miguel Cazeñas and George Angelo Baclagan delivered bronze medals in their respective weight categories.
Cazeñas lost in the men’s 81kg to Vietnam’s Minh Quan Bui, 1-0 even as Baclagan succumbed to another Vietnamese in Duy Thanh Le, 1-0.
Meanwhile, Malaysia currently leads the overall medal tally as of Wednesday morning with five gold, one silver and one bronze medal, followed by host Vietnam with four gold, five silver and one bronze.
Singapore is at third with two silvers and one bronze followed by the Philippines with the country’s medal haul in kurash.
Thailand and Myanmar each have one bronze medal.
Action resumes on Wednesday in chess, football, futsal, kickboxing, pencak silat, handball and rowing.