Just before Monday’s high bar, the last event of the meeting, Carlos Adriel Ulo had to take a 30-minute nap in the athletes area of the busy Quan Engua Sports Palace.
He cannot be blamed, he has been taking Team Philippines for the last three days.
He is not even complaining. In fact, he apologized after winning his fifth gold medal – in a strange tie with the host nation’s bet – the next time he failed to win, he wanted to win seven golds after winning silver in the other two events.
“My mind and my body are no longer in sync,” Ulo said in Filipino. “My mind is still here, but my body is getting tired. I even fell asleep earlier. “
He escaped with a gold medal in the men’s vault and then tied the day with Fuong Than for gold after gaining 13.876 points from the judges. “I thought I had lost the high bar to Vietnam,” Yulo said.
But Cynthia Carrion, president of the Philippine Gymnastics Association, insisted that although both Yulo and Than were well executed, “Calloway had a high level of difficulty and [Vietnamese’s] There was a landing [bad]. But they told me, why are you complaining that you have won gold?
Contributions of dancers
The men’s and women’s art was proved to be the country’s fortress with seven gold, five silver and one bronze medal. Rhythmic and aerobics will play in the next few days, but they don’t have the same medal output promise.
“I don’t have to make any excuses, but I’m happy with what I’ve achieved,” Ulo said. But next time, I want to win all the events. Because what is there to not want to win all? It may sound crazy or impossible to some, but I want to challenge myself. “
The Philippines has so far won 29 gold, 32 silver and 42 bronze, ranking third behind host Vietnam (80-50-53) and Thailand (34-32-50) by 7pm.
Defending champions Anna Nualla and Sean Arner won titles in Tango, Viennese Waltz and DanceSport in the All-Five Standard Dance, with three gold medals in loud music and bright lighting. Gold was also won by Mark Gayen and Mary Renizen, who reigned at the standard Slow Foxtrot top honors.
Danceport, which made 10 golds for the Philippines in 2019, churned out five golds, counting the victories of Michelangelo Marquez and Stephanie Sabalo on Sunday.
Late Monday, Chloe Isletta joined PH’s list of champions to win the country’s first gold in the women’s 200-meter backstroke field pool.
Marvin Tan started the day with gold in men’s singles bowling, the first in the country since the 2011 edition.
The 22-year-old Tan, easily the country’s brightest hope in the sport, has been honing his skills since a time last March in the World Series of Bowling that is part of the US Pro tour.
At the Te Ho Gymnasium, Jossel Lin scores individual goals in the Ninobla Taekwondo Pooms, a regularly rich source of medals for the Philippines.
Clinton Bautista defended the gold in her 110m hurdles at the My Day National Gymnasium for the only win of the day for Philippine athletics.
The most fruitful day in the beginning of men’s basketball in the Philippines – 10 gold medals – Thailand’s hard-fought 76-73 victory over the Giles Philippines. The women’s team also started the campaign with a 93-77 win over Indonesia at the Thane Tri Gymnasium.
The Philippines also brings a legend to the personality of Efren “Bata” Reyes, who made it to the semifinals of the 1-cushion carom billiards and snooker competition at Ha Dong Gymnasium. Reyes beat Malaysia’s Surya Suwanasig 65-56 to advance.
The 67-year-old Reyes, 8-ball and 9-ball former world champion, is lending his star power to the Philippines. But his participation is basically in carom, a game played on a pocketless table using only three balls.
Boxing also started late Monday, but the country’s Olympians – men and women lost in their respective weight classes – all advanced to the next round.
Tokyo Games silver medalist Nesti Petesio won a place in the women’s featherweight quarterfinals against K Thowe of Myanmar on Wednesday.
Bronze winner Yumi Felix Martial will wait for his opponent in the men’s semifinals. Irish Magno competes against Indonesia’s Novita Sinadia in the women’s flyweight division on Tuesday.
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