Six more medals—one gold, three silvers and two bronzes—were added in the bag of Team Philippines in the ongoing 2014 Asean School Games being held at different venues in Marikina City.
Veteran partners Emy Rose Dael and Angella Borbon joined forces in winning the girls’ doubles gold medal of the table tennis event. They beat Singapore in the finals (3-1), Indonesia in the semifinals (3-0), Malaysia in the quarterfinals (3-0) and Vietnam in the first round (3-1).
Sprinter Josefina Baloloy added one silver in the girls’ 400-meter dash after submitting one minute and 5.48 seconds, behind gold medalist Supaporn Somsri of Thailand, who registered 1:03.89.
Martin Esteban also secured a silver-medal finish in the boys’ triple jump as he leapt 15.09 meters. Nik Fariezal Erman Hadi of Malaysia took the gold with a 15.12-meter showing.
The third silver of the day was delivered by Jose Jerry Belibestre in the boys’ long jump.
Winning bronze medals were Carlo Caong in the boys’ discus throw (47.39m) and Francis Medina in the boys’ 400m dash (54.09 seconds).
Overall, the Philippines is in sixth place with five golds, 10 silvers and nine bronzes.
Malaysia leads the medal standings with 17 golds, 18 silvers and 11 bronzes followed by Thailand (16-10-17), Indonesia (7-13-16), Singapore (6-4-3) and Vietnam (6-4-3).
The first Filipino gold medalists were tracksters Joshua Patalud (boys’ javelin throw) and Bryan Pacheco (boys’ shot put), and wushu bets Alieson Ken Omengan (girls’ nanquan/nangun all-around) and Agatha Chrystenzen Wong (girls’ taijiquan/taijijian).