THe Philippines’ hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games is off to an amazing start. After a spectacular Opening Ceremony which had even the President grooving to the #WeWinAsOne beat, our Filipino athletes have taken the center stage in a huge medal swoop, claiming a total of 20 Golds just 1 day into the 11-day competition.
Team Philippines is leading the Games’ scoreboard for both the most Gold medals and the highest total accumulated podium-ranking performances. Among the sports our country has taken the Gold for have been men’s and women’s triathlon, women’s wushu, women’s sepak takraw, and men’s gymnastics.
Obviously, Team Philippines’ athletes are just getting started. With 10 more days to go until the end of the biennial sporting event, there’s still much more that can happen on the road from now until victory. However, from the Opening to the first day, it’s obvious to sports fans that there’s nothing to worry about – win or lose, our athletes are in this to give their entire heart to their performances.