SEA Games 2019 Day 5 roundup

Tanya Simon
December 5, 2019

The finish was so close that the crowd went wild as the race reached its last 25 metres lap, during when - Remedy Rule admitted - she tried to catch up with the Singaporean and nearly stole the gold medal.

Fencer Jylyn Nicanor pocketed her first SEA Games gold medal as she scored a come from behind 15-14 win against Indonesia's Diah Permatasi in the women's individual sabre event at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

The additional one bronze saw Malaysia collecting one silver and two bronze overall, having secured the silver medal via Welson Sim Wee Sheng in the men's 400m freestyle, besides one bronze in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay event, yesterday.

Rochelle Suarez (46.70) won gold while Milky Mae Tejares (47.88) snatched a silver medal in the women's 100m race.

"I shouldn't have cut my fingernails the other day", Rule jokingly told media after the awarding ceremony.

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Group A of the event is comprised of Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapore and the Philippines.

The Philippines women's national football team still couldn't get over the Vietnam hump, as the hosts lost to the defending champions 2-0 in their semifinals in these Southeast Asian Games on Thursday.

The only bronze came through United States-based swimmer, Phee Jinq En who clocked 2 minutes 32.38 seconds, while her teammate, Alicia Soosai finished in seventh place out of eight swimmers with a time of 2:37.66s.

The U23 War Elephants needed a win against their regional rival in their final match of Group B to stay alive after trailing both Vietnam and Indonesia.

As he continued to wear the flag in the SEA Games, Deiparine made a splash as he bested silver medalist Thanh Bao Pham of Vietnam (1.01.92) and bronze medalist Chien Yin Lionel of Indonesia (1.01.98).

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