In just two days since the start of the 2019 SEA Games, Team Philippines has already surpassed its previous performance in the 2017 Games held in Malaysia.
As of 9 p.m. on December 2, the “unofficial” count published by the Philippine Sports Commission shows that the country has won 39 Gold medals, 22 silvers, and 14 bronzes – a total of 75 medals. Back in 2017, Filipino athletes won 23 golds, 33 silvers, and 64 bronzes. In total, the nation received 120 medals and ranked 6th overall for the Malaysia-hosted edition of the biennial sporting event.
In just two days, Team Philippines has been able to beat its own record for Gold Medals by over 150%. As the Games continue, we can only speculate to how many more Golds we’ll win, but the numbers are sure in our favor to place high in the overall ranking.
Around 8,750 athletes from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam will be competing in 530 events for a record-number of 56 sports during the 30th Games, which are being hosted by the Philippines from November 30 to December 11. This year’s Games are said to be the biggest in the history of the the sporting event.