SEA Games: Eric Cray wins gold in the 400m hurdles for the 5th time in a row

File photo - Eric Cray of the Philippines competes in the men's 400-meter hurdles event at the 29th Southeast Asian Games.  Cray won the gold medal with a time of 50.03 seconds.  Contribute photo / pool

File photo – Eric Cray of the Philippines competes in the men’s 400-meter hurdles event at the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Cray won the gold medal with a time of 50.03 seconds. Contribute photo / pool

MANILA, Philippines – Eric Cray won his fifth consecutive gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday at the My Day Stadium in Vietnam.

The 33-year-old was impressive at the event, finishing in 50,410 seconds and winning the title for his fifth consecutive biennial meeting in 2013.

Cray defeated his nearest rival Leach Quanch Kong of Vietnam by a tick of 0.410.

Cong settled for silver at 50.820 watches, while Singapore’s Jun G Calvin Quick ranked third with a time of 51.190.

Purchasing teammate Francis Medina missed the podium, with Vietnam’s son Nguyen Duk (51.440) trailing fifth (51.770).

This is Philippine’s fourth gold at the Hanoi Athletics after EJ Obiena (pole vault), William Morrison (shot put) and Clinton Bautista (110m hurdles).

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