SEA Games: PH sweeps obstacle course racing after capturing sixth gold

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(CNN Philippines, December 6) — The Philippines has added two more gold medals in the 30th Southeast Asian Games after sweeping the obstacle course racing events.

Sandi Abahan and Glorien Merisco captured the gold and silver, respectively, in the women’s 5k x 20 event Friday at Filinvest City, Alabang.

It was also a 1-2 finish for the Philippines as Mervin Guarte and Sherwin Managil topped the men’s 5k x 20 category.

The Filipinos swept all categories in the debuting sport.

On Thursday, the Philippine obstacle course team bagged four gold medals.

The quartet of Kyle Antolin, Kaizen Dela Serna, Monolito Divina, and Deanne Moncada had an official time of 3:49:37 to edge out the Malaysian team who clocked in an official time of 4:40:72 in the 400-meter team assist Wednesday in Filinvest City, Alabang. Meanwhile, Diana Buhler, Jeffrey Reginio, Klymille Rodriguez, and Nathaniel Sanchez registered an official time of 2:00:92 to beat their Malaysian opponents who finished with an official time of 2:05:38 in the 400-meter team relay.

It was a 1-2 finish for the Philippines as Rochelle Suarez and Milky Mae Tejares bagged the gold and silver medals in the women’s individual 100-meter race with an official time of 47.2 seconds and 49.14 seconds, respectively.

Meanwhile, Kevin Pascua topped the men’s individual 100-meter race with an official time of 29.92 seconds, besting fellow Filipino Mark Rodelas with 32.94 seconds.