PH bounces back stronger, surpasses 2017 SEA Games gold medal haul

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 2)— The host country continues to show might in the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, after surpassing its record of 24 gold medals in the 2017 games, by garnering 28 golds as of writing, on the second day of the sporting meet.

The Philippines had a dismal performance in Kuala Lumpur, Malysia in 2017. The country'sdelegation also just had 29 golds in both their 2015 and 2013 campaigns.

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The country also has 15 silver, and nine gold medals as of writing.

The Filipinos ruled the dancesport events, collecting 10 golds. It was also a sweep for the men and women's triathlon.

World champion Carlos Yulo also wowed his home crowd, dominating the artistic gymnstics all-around event.