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PH improves on ASEAN Para Games finish, exceeds 2015 medal haul

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The Philippines improves from its seventh place finish in 2015, winning 20 golds for fifth place.

MORE THAN A GAME. Prudencia Panaliga, who won gold in the women's 200m race, was one of the athletes who shone brightly at the ASEAN Para Games. Photo by Janneth Tenorio

Cielo Honasan completes sprint treble for PH in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Honasan, who ruled both the century dash and 200m run in the previous days, dominated once more in the women’s 400m event.

GONE WITH THE WIND. Cielo Honasan, age 15, finished with a record time of 63.35 seconds en route to her 3rd straight gold. Photo from 9th ASEAN Para Games Manila-Based Secretariat

Duterte, PSC give cash incentives to SEA Games medalists

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also tells the Philippine Sports Commission to look for the next award winning athletes in non traditional places

Rappler Talk Sports: Back-to-back SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Nikko Huelgas shares his journey to becoming a national athlete

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 28-September 2, 2017

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Rappler Talk Sports: SEA Games boxers John Marvin, Eumir Marcial and Mario Fernandez

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:06 PM

The SEA Games medalists drop by the Rappler office to talk about life in and out of the ring

Carrion on 50-gold SEA Games goal: 'I did that to motivate them'

Sep 01, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The Philippines dipped from 29 gold medals in 2015 to 24 in 2017

FALLING SHORT. Despite the Philippines falling well short of her 50-gold goal, chef de mission Cynthia Carrion says her high bar was well-intentioned. File photo by Alecs Ongcal

WATCH: SEA Games 2017 comes to a close

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:31 AM

Here s a recap of how the Philippines fared at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games

Malaysia brushes off judging concerns as SEA Games close

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Despite criticism calling it the worst tournament in SEA Games history Malaysia says none of the other 10 countries have formally complained

HOME COURT DOMINATION. Host country Malaysia ended the Games with more than one-third of the 406 titles handed out. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

POC opts for simple turnover in SEA Games closing ceremony

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Cojuangco says the country should save up for the 2019 hosting of the Games instead

SIMPLE TURNOVER. The POC will pass on an elaborate turnover ceremony, which was estimated to cost P8.1 million. Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Amit proud of Centeno, even though loss pained her

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:45 PM

This one is a loss that is as heartbreaking as they come

GOLD-SILVER. Chezka Centeno (R) and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women's 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Exhausted but still fighting, PH men's squash team claims SEA Games silver

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The Philippine men s squash team is overwhelmed by the well rested Singapore in the final

SILVER MEDALISTS. (From L-R) David William Pelino, Rafa Yam (reserve), Robert Andrew Garcia, and Reymark Begomia after the men's squash team final. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Malaysia loses SEA Games football title on heartbreaking own goal

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:13 AM

The goalkeeper punches a corner into his own net for the game s only goal

OWN GOAL. Malaysia's goalkeeper Haziq Nadzli (L) punched the ball into his own goal in a moment that silenced the 80,000 fans in attendance. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Pencak silat bets add more bronzes to PH's 2017 SEA Games medal haul

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Jefferson Loo Rick Rod Ortega and Juryll del Rosario all finish in 3rd place in their respective categories

Tearful Alora still unable to overcome Cambodian rival but has no regrets

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Filipino Rio Olympian wins a silver but knowing she was unable to overcome this same foe on her fourth try overwhelms her

NO REGRETS. Taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora is tearful as she talks to the media later on after yet another loss to her Cambodian rival in the 2017 SEA Games. But she says she did her best, and she has no regrets. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

5 hal tentang Lindswell Kwok, ratu wushu Asia Tenggara

Aug 29, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Lindswell Kwok meraih medali emas cabang olahraga wushu nomor Taijijian jurus pedang di SEA Games 2017

Atlet wushu Indonesia Lindswell Kwok memegang medali ketika upacara penyerahan medali wushu nomor Taijijian putri di KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pada 21 Agustus 2017. Foto oleh Wahyu Putro A/Antara

'Rocketman' pockets Malaysia's record-tying 111th SEA Games gold

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:11 AM

Azizulhasni the world keirin champion who is nicknamed Pocket Rocketman held off compatriot Mohammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom to win the men s sprint final

HOME COURT. Host country Malaysia are set to shatter their national record for most gold medals in one SEA Games on the penultimate day. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Equestrian rider Colin Syquia jumps to SEA Games gold

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:29 PM

The gold is the Philippines first in SEA Games equestrian sports since 2011

GOLDEN RIDER. Colin Syquia wins the Philippines' 23rd gold medal of the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from @KL2017/Twitter

Sketsatorial: Insiden yang dialami Indonesia dalam sejarah SEA Games

Aug 28, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Ini bukan pertama kalinya Indonesia mengalami insiden di SEA Games Atlet atlet Tanah Air pernah juga melakukan walkout dari pertandingan karena sejumlah alasan

Mariya Takahashi tops defending champ to win 2017 SEA Games judo

Aug 27, 2017 - 7:16 PM

Mariya Takahashi aged 16 dethrones the 5 time gold medalist in her SEA Games debut

GOLDEN DEBUT. Fil-Japanese judoka Mariya Takahashi overcomes defending champion Surattana Thongsri of Thailand to deliver another gold medal for the Philippines. Photo by POC-PSC Media

Thais take dig at Malaysia for handpicking SEA Games events

Aug 27, 2017 - 2:46 PM

One criticism of the SEA Games is the policy of allowing host nations to tailor events to their advantage

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE. "They organize sports they are good at and do not organize sports other countries are good at," says Thailand's delegation chief Thana Chaiprasit. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 20-27, 2017

Aug 27, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Must watch videos from this week

RAINY WEATHER. The bad weather does not deter people from accompanying Kian delos Santos to his final destination. Photo by Eliza Lopez/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas conquers SEA Games once more with 18th gold medal

Aug 26, 2017 - 9:57 PM

UPDATED The Philippine national men s basketball team beats Indonesia in lopsided fashion to cap off another gold medal victory

ANOTHER GOLD. The Philippines remains the undisputed basketball kings of Southeast Asia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Vietnam's 'Little Mermaid' splashes to 7 SEA Games golds

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien clinches a swimming double winning the women s 200m individual medley by nearly 5 seconds

QUEEN OF THE POOL. Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, a shy 20-year-old, ruled the pool at the SEA Games. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

SEA Games organizers back tailoring sports to suit host country

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:09 PM

The hosts have topped the medals table at 6 of the last 10 editions and Malaysia looks set to finish top for the first time since they last hosted in 2001

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE. "You have to give some opportunity to the host country to win some medals," said SEA Games Federation president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

PH women’s volleyball falls to revenge-seeking Vietnam in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The Philippines will next face Thailand in the semifinals on Saturday

REVENGE. Vietnam avenges their loss to the Philippines in the 2017 Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship. File photo by Jerrick Esguerra

Trenten Beram grabs another gold for PH after ruling 400m dash

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Trenten Beram registers a time of 46 39 seconds to earn his second gold medal of the 2017 SEA Games

DOUBLE GOLD. Trenten Beram kept the medals coming, winning gold in the 400m. Photo from @KL2017 Twitter account

Philippines defeats Thailand to win first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The Philippines skates away with the first ever hockey gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games

DUCKS FLY TOGETHER. The Philippine ice hockey team won the first ever SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

John Marvin didn’t want ‘host country to decide my fate’ in 21-sec gold medal win

Aug 24, 2017 - 6:31 PM

John Marvin avoided any possibility of a hometown decision with his quick destructive win over Adli Hafidz Mohd Pauzi

BLITZ. The referee steps in to save Malaysia's Adli Hafidz Mohd Pauzi from further punishment less than 30 seconds after the first bell. Photo by PSC-POC Media

John Marvin destroys Malaysian foe in 21 seconds to win light heavyweight gold

Aug 24, 2017 - 5:00 PM

John Marvin s display of power is too much for Malaysia s Adli Hafidz Mohd Pauzi to handle

DOMINANCE. John Marvin needed less than 30 seconds to finish off his Malaysian foe and win the light heavyweight gold medal. Photo by PSC-POC Media

PH women's volleyball team sweeps Malaysia in SEA Games opener

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:19 PM

The Philippines has already qualified for the semifinals due to Malaysia losing their opening match

HOW SWEEP IT IS. The Philippine women's volleyball team wins in straight sets, 25-18, 25-11, 25-16. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

16 Malaysian athletes hit by food poisoning at SEA Games

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:54 PM

One athlete goes to the hospital while the others are resting at their hotel says Low Beng Choo secretary of the Games sports and technical committee

Philippines bags 11th gold medal in SEAG lawn bowl

Aug 24, 2017 - 1:43 PM

After 10 years the Philippines returns to the SEA Games lawn bowl event and emerges with a gold medal

COMEBACK. Philippines emerges with a gold medal after 10 years of absence in the SEA Games lawn bowl tournament. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017

The worst controversies so far of 2017 SEA Games boxing

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:21 PM

As the late Teddy Brenner would say only the ring was square

CONTROVERSY. Kazakhstan's Bazarbaev Dulat gave the Malaysian middleweight an extra 20 seconds to recover after he was knocked down by Eumir Marcial. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

Soul-searching Schooling snaps up SEA Games butterfly gold

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:08 AM

Joseph Schooling won in 51 38sec a new SEA Games record but short of the time he set at the Rio Olympics

PH squash teams earn silver, 3 bronzes in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Jemyca Aribado teams with Robert Andrew Garcia and Yvone Alyssa Dalida to bag bronzes on consecutive days

Vilog, Diones pocket silvers in 2017 SEA Games athletics

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Marco Vilog earns silver in the men s 800 meter dash while Mark Harry Diones finishes second in the men s triple jump event

SILVER SPRINTER. Marco Vilog secured the men’s 800 meter dash silver after registering a time of 1:49.91. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

Trenten Beram prevails in 200m dash to give PH 10th SEA Games gold

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Beram blows past the field with a time of 20 84 seconds

LIGHTNING PACE. Trenten Beram fulfilled his potential at the SEA Games, finishing ahead of the pack in the 200m event. Photo from @KL2017 Twitter account

IN PHOTOS: Gilas wallops Malaysia in heated SEA Games showdown

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Check out photos of Gilas Pilipinas decisive win over the host nation at the 2017 SEA Games

Kiefer Ravena powers his way to the rim. Photo by PSC-POC media

Decathlete Aries Toledo secures PH’s 9th gold in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:44 PM

The 23 year old Toledo collects a total of 6849 points to secure the gold

ANOTHER GOLD. Aries Toledo handed the Philippines its ninth gold medal of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

Gilas Pilipinas blows out Malaysia in tense match to sweep group phase

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:48 PM

UPDATED The Philippine men s national basketball team emerges from the SEA Games group stage tested but unscathed

SWEEP. Gilas Pilipinas overcomes the host country in a game in which Carl Bryan Cruz and Baser Amer were sent to the locker rooms early.

Brunei's 'hot royal' sparks selfie stampede at SEA Games

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:55 PM

26 year old polo playing Prince Abdul Mateen is mobbed by fans clamoring for selfies with him

'HOT ROYAL'. Prince Abdul Mateen of Brunei is sixth in line to the oil-rich sultanate's throne and has been the favorite of gossip websites. Photo from Instagram @tmski

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 23, 2017

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

Protest. Hundreds of protesters demand justice for Kian delos Santos on August 21, 2017 at the People Power Monument. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Boxer Eumir Marcial 'willing to die' for SEA Games gold

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:29 AM

Marcial had revenge in his heart when he faced his Malaysian foe in the semifinals; And vengeance he exacted

MARCIAL LAW. Boxing can be a matter of life and death, and Eumir Marcial is willing to take it there if need be. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

John Marvin not worried about facing hometown boxer in SEA Games final

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:21 AM

John Marvin is one win away from becoming the first Filipino to win light heavyweight boxing gold in 26 years

GOLD IN HIS EYES. John Marvin doesn't feel he needs a knockout to beat the local fighter in the gold medal match, but he wouldn't mind wrapping things up early. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Schooling picks up second 2017 SEA Games gold

Aug 23, 2017 - 5:05 AM

After a winless world championships Schooling is targeting 6 gold medals in Malaysia

TOP SWIMMER. Joseph Schooling led his teammates to a commanding 4x100m freestyle relay victory in a Games-record 3min 17.85sec. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Myanmar fans beaten up at SEA Games football match against Malaysia

Aug 22, 2017 - 9:42 PM

One of the fans was admitted to hospital and another left after treatment as the hunt for the attackers continues

HOOLIGANISM. Two Myanmar fans have been beaten up at a SEA Games football match against Malaysia, just after local fans were rebuked by organizers for calling their opponents 'Singapore dogs'. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

PH swimmer Roxanne Yu bags 200m backstroke bronze in SEA Games

Aug 22, 2017 - 9:03 PM

Yu ends her 2017 SEA Games campaign with one bronze medal in the Women s 200m Backstroke

FIRST BRONZE. Roxanne Yu (Right) defends her place from last 2015 SEA Games' podium finish in the Women's 200m Backstroke. Screenshot from livestream

PH boxers Marvin, Marcial, Fernandez advance to SEA Games finals

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:07 PM

John Marvin Eumir Marcial and Mario Fernandez win while Charly Suarez and Ian Clark Bautista lose in the semifinals

ON TO THE FINAL. Philippine boxer John Marvin (R) is ecstatic after defeating a tough-as-nails Anavat Thongkrathok in the semifinal match. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

SEA Games organizers slam 'Singapore dogs' football chant during Malaysia game

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:12 PM

SEA Games organizers urged fans to behave themselves after Malaysia football supporters caused anger by chanting Singapore dogs during a game

CHANTING CONTROVERSY. Muhammad Syahmi Safari (L) of Malaysia vies for the ball with Qin Si Lee (R) of Singapore during their men's football match at Shah Alam Stadium on August 16. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP