Casares, Mangrobang complete golden sweep in SEAG triathlon

Published May 14, 2022, 1:00 PM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

From left, Raven Alcoseba, Kim Mangrobang, Fer Casares and Kim Remolino (Photo from Melvin Fausto)

The Philippine triathlon team completed a golden sweep in the men’s and women’s individual races Saturday of the 31st Southeast Asian Games at the Sunset Bay in Tuan Chau, Vietnam.

Fer Casares topped the men’s race 1 hour, 56 minutes and 57 seconds while Kim Mangrobang retained the women’s title with a time of 2:13:31 to hike the country’s overall medal tally to seven gold medals as of this writing (2 p.m.).

It marked the fourth straight time the country dominated the event.

It was a 1-2 finish in the men’s individual with Kim Remolino finishing behind Casares in 1:59:16, while debuting Raven Alcoseba settled for the women’s bronze in 2:18:30.

Mangrobang guns for a second gold medal when she competes in duathlon Sunday with Alex Ganzon Gumaran, while John Chicano joins forces with Raymund Torio in the men’s side.

The PH seeks a sweep of all gold medals at stake in triathlon and duathlon.