31st SEA Games – May 18, 2022


SIBOL NAILS FIRST GOLDEN ESPORTS

Sibol won her first esports gold in Vietnam as GrindSky Eris dominated the women’s division of League of Legends: Wild Rift.

GrindSky Eris is the first all-female SEA Games champion in esports.

(READ: History is made as Sibol reigns over women’s Wild Rift for first esports gold)

KAYLA RICHARDSON WINS GOLD IN THE WOMEN’S 100M

Kayla Richardson clinched the Philippines’ 37th gold medal in Vietnam by winning the women’s 100m, beating Veronica Shanti Pereira of Singapore and Supanich Poolkerd of Thailand.

Richardson picked up her second medal after taking bronze in the women’s 200m.

(READ: Kayla Richardson claims SEA Games gold in women’s 100m)

PH LINKED TO BRONZE MATCH IN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

The Philippines failed in their bid to reach the women’s football final after suffering a 0-3 loss to Thailand in the semi-finals.

But the Philippines can still clinch a bronze medal as they face the loser of the other semi-final between Vietnam and Myanmar in the battle for third place on Saturday.

GILAS PILIPINAS STAY PERFECT WITH ROUT OF SINGAPORE

Gilas Pilipinas went unbeaten in three games to fuel his bid to retain the title after inflicting an 88-37 beating on Singapore.

Roger Pogoy and Francis “LeBron” Lopez led the Philippines with 19 and 18 points respectively.

(READ: Gilas Pilipinas blasts Singapore to stay perfect in quest for SEA Games gold)

‘BATA’ TAKES BRONZE AT HOME AS VIET BET CRUISE TO CAROM FINALS

Sports icon Efren “Bata” Reyes settled for bronze in the men’s single-cushion carom as Vietnam’s Nguyen Tran Thanh Tu took a 100-55 decision.

It is the fifth consecutive SEA Games bronze medal in single carom for the 67-year-old legend, considered one of the greatest of all time in the world of snooker. He last won gold at the Jakarta Games in 1987, where he dominated snooker and billiards.

(READ: ‘Bata’ pulls out of SEA Games carom semi-finals, settles for 5th consecutive bronze medal)

SIBOL STARTS REPEATING GOLD AUCTION IN MOBILE LEGENDS

Sibol kicks off their campaign to retain the esports title in Mobile Legends as the Philippines take on Malaysia, Laos and Myanmar.

Blacklist International represents the country in the Mobile Legends competition.

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ALEX EALA ASSURED OF BRONZE, WALK IN SEMI-SINGLES

Teenage tennis star Alex Eala is assured of her second career SEA Games medal after beating Malaysia’s Jo Leen Saw in the women’s singles quarter-final, 2-0.

The 16-year-old sensation is yet to drop a set in singles and has already won bronze in the women’s team.

PH WINS FIRST GOLD IN ARCHERY

The Philippines won their first gold medal in archery as Pia Bidaure, Abby Bidaure and Phoebe Amistoso dominated the recurve women’s team.

Host Vietnam settled for silver, while Myanmar took bronze.

LE CHUA DEFEATS COMPATRIOT BIADO FOR NINE-BALL GOLD

Johann Chua won his first SEA Games gold medal after beating Carlo Biado for the men’s nine-ball singles title in an all-Filipino final.

Chua won 9-6 in the nine-man race duel as Biado failed to reclaim the gold he won in the same event in 2017.

(READ: Johann Chua beats Carlo Biado in all-Filipina showdown for 9-ball gold)

GILAS WOMEN THRASH THAILAND FOR A SECOND VICTORY

Afril Bernardino produced a monster double-double as Gilas Women went unbeaten with a 97-81 thrashing of Thailand.

Bernardino had 20 points and 16 rebounds for the Philippines, who got off to a 2-0 start in their bid to retain the title.

(READ: Gilas Women hit Thailand to 2-0 start at SEA Games)

PREVIEW

MANILA, Philippines — Nesthy Petecio kicks off her campaign for the Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam on Wednesday, May 18, as the Philippines look to maintain their momentum in the final half of the biennial encounter.

The Olympic silver medalist in boxing will face Kay Thwe of Myanmar in the women’s -60kg to begin her bid for a second straight SEA Games gold medal.

A victory for Petecio, who has dominated the women’s 57kg at previous SEA Games, will propel her into the semi-finals with a guaranteed bronze medal as a bonus.

In snooker, the Philippines are already assured of another gold medal after Rubilen Amit defended her women’s nine-ball title as Carlo Biado and Johann Chua squared off in an all-Filipino showdown for the men’s nine-ball crown .

Biado is eyeing a third SEA Games title, while Chua is aiming for a gold breakthrough after picking up a pair of bronzes in the last two editions of the regional showpiece.

Pool legend Efren “Bata” Reyes returns to action on Wednesday as he competes in the men’s one-cushion carom semifinals.

Already assured of a place on the podium, Reyes is one victory away from claiming his best result in the event, where he settled for bronze in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2019.

Gilas Pilipinas and Gilas Women are looking to stay unbeaten against Singapore and Thailand, respectively.

Coming off a 68-point loss to Cambodia, the men’s team is aiming for a 3-0 record, while the women’s team are aiming for back-to-back wins to start the SEA Games after beating Indonesia there. two days old.

Winner of four gold medals so far, the athletics are aiming for greater reach as the Filipino trackers – led by Eric Cray – take part in various events.

Extending his reign in the men’s 400m hurdles for the fifth consecutive SEA Games a day ago, Cray goes for another gold medal in the men’s 100m.

The Philippines’ wrestling, tennis, beach volleyball, rhythmic gymnastics and fencing teams will also be in action on Wednesday.

– Rappler.com

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