PH is 2019 SEA Games overall champion

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) — It is official.

As the games officially concluded today, the Philippines has successfully repeated a historic feat for wrapping its 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games campaign as overall champion on home soil.

The last time the country reigned on top of the medal standings was in 2005, where it also hosted the biennial sporting event.

The Filipino athletes raked in a total of a whopping 149 golds, 117 silvers, and 121 bronze medals to break the previous record 14 years ago with 113 golds, 84 silvers, and 94 bronzes.

According to SEA Games rules, the countries are ranked according to the most number of gold medals.

In this year’s edition, the country sparked an early lead from the 10 nations and has maintained the gap, outperforming Vietnam, which has 97 golds, while Thailand has 92.

The Philippines scored golds in 46 sports, out of the 56 contested games.

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Arnis collected the most number of gold medals, gathering 14, while athletics had 11, and dancesport chipping in 10 gold mints.

The strong teams of taekwondo, boxing, and wushu, also contributed in the gold medal haul.

The regional sporting meet will wrap up at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac, with the awarding ceremony and a concert Wednesday.

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