SEA Games: PH rowing team bags 3 bronze

Philippine rowing team at the Hanoi Marine Games. Photo by PSC

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine rowing team won three bronze medals in the men’s lightweight four and the men’s and women’s lightweight four at the 31st Games in Southeast Asia on Friday at the Thuy Nguyen Hai Phong Water Sports Center in Vietnam.

Edgar Aylas, Roque Abala Jr., Zuriel Sukintak and Joachim de Jesus placed third in the lightweight category without a men, with a score of 7: 00.117.

Indonesia won gold with a best time of 6: 47,729, while Vietnam finished second with 6: 52,879

Meanwhile, the Philippine women’s rowing team also ranked third in the women’s four cheekbones.

Joanie Delgaco, Harl Julian Sha Bengko, Feiza Jane Lenton and Alice Hannah scored 7: 30.148 for the bronze medal

The hosts Vietnam were the fastest with 7: 11.326, while Indonesia won the silver with 7: 18.388.

The men’s national rowing team also won bronze in the men’s lightweight four, with Athens Tolentino, Adrian Maxilom, CJ Jasmine and Emmanuel Joseph Obana finishing third with a time of 6: 46.841.

Indonesia led the race with a score of 6: 28.399, and Vietnam finished second with 6: 34.444.

However, Christine Paraon and Amelin Pagulayan finished fourth in the women’s doubles, finishing in 8-43,503.

Vietnam won gold in the women’s doubles with a best time of 8: 11.551, beating second-placed Indonesia (8: 21.051) and bronze medalist Myanmar (8: 25.878).

The national rowing team has five medals, one silver from the men’s lightweight pair and four bronze medals, including third place in the women’s four-cheekbone last Wednesday.

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