The Philippines males’s basketball workforce received their 13th consecutive Southeast Asian Video games name on Tuesday evening with a dominant show in opposition to Thailand because the biennial wearing extravaganza attracts to an in depth.
After 10 days of festival since President Rodrigo Duterte and boxing legend Manny Pacquiao formally kicked off the biggest-ever SEA Video games ultimate Saturday, the host country sits atop the medal desk with 149 golds, forward of Vietnam on 96 and Thailand on 92.
The basketball-loving house crowd on the MOA Area anticipated their workforce so as to add to the Philippines’ golden haul — already their highest ever — and the workforce delivered in taste profitable 115-81 to make it a run of 18 wins in 20 occasions since 1977.
They had been boosted by means of the ladies’s workforce who previous beat Thailand 91-71 of their ultimate round-robin fit to say the gold medal in Manila.
Within the ultimate of the boys’s soccer match, Vietnam cruised their solution to the name with a regimen 3-Zero win over Indonesia.
The Golden Dragons, who went into the gold medal fit as company favourites, had been hardly ever examined on the Rizal Memorial Stadium within the capital.
Tuesday was once the ultimate primary day of festival on the SEA Video games which has noticed hundreds of athletes from 11 nations compete in a file 56 sports activities in venues throughout Clark, Manila and Subic.
It was once a rocky get started for the 30th version of the Video games, with organisational gaffes, a presidential apology and fatal Hurricane Kammuri forcing cancellations, however the time table were given again on course.
Most effective the ultimate last seashore handball video games had been to be performed in Subic on Wednesday forward of the last rite in New Clark Town.
Within the ultimate evening of athletics on the new, 20,000-seat stadium in Clark, Vietnam received golds in each the boys’s and ladies’s four x 400m relays, whilst Nguyen Thi Huyen took the ladies’s 400m hurdles name.
Filipino decathlete Aries Toledo completed best after a gruelling time table of 10 disciplines to say gold for the house country and compatriot Eric Cray received the boys’s 400m hurdles.
The ultimate gold medal for eSports, which was once being contested for the primary time at an Olympic-recognised multi-sport festival, was once awarded to Thailand on Tuesday evening, following a victory over the Philippines within the preventing recreation Tekken 7.
The host country received golds in workforce fight video games Dota 2 and Cellular Legends: Bang Bang, and Caviar Napoleon Acampado got here best within the science fiction technique recreation Starcraft II.
Malaysia’s Yew Weng Kean received the cardboard recreation Hearthstone, whilst Area of Valor was once received by means of Thailand’s workforce.
Previous the Philippines males’s volleyball workforce had been outclassed by means of Indonesia, dropping within the ultimate within the capital 3-0, and it was once a one-two for Vietnam within the males’s open water 10km swimming tournament in Subic, as Tran Tan Trieu beat Nguyen Huy Hoang by means of two mins in a time of 1hr 53 minutes 31 secs.