PH rowing team adds 3 bronzes in Vietnam SEA Games

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 13) – The Philippine rowing team continued to give pride to the country by winning three additional bronze medals in the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Friday at the Thuy Nguyen Hai Phong Aquatics Center.

The quartet of Edgar Ilas, Roque Abala Jr., Zuriel Sumintac, and Joachim De Jesus bagged the bronze in the men's lightweight coxless four event with a time of seven minutes and 0.117 seconds.

Indonesia won the gold after tallying six minutes and 47.729 seconds, while host country Vietnam clinched the silver with six minutes and 52.879 seconds.

In the women's lightweight quadruple sculls, the team of Joanie Delgaco, Kharl Julianne Sha, Feiza Jane Lenton, and Alyssa Hannah Go finished in third place after clocking in seven minutes and 30.148 seconds.

Vietnam bagged the gold with seven minutes and 11.326 seconds, while Indonesia got the silver medal with a time of seven minutes and 18.338 seconds.

The country's third bronze medal in rowing on Friday went to the group of Athens Tolentino, Van Maxilom, CJ Jasmin, and Emmanuel Obaña in the men's lightweight quadruple sculls event.

The quartet finished with a time of six minutes and 46.841 seconds, about 12 seconds behind silver medalist Vietnam who clocked in six minutes and 34.444 seconds. Indonesia claimed their second gold of the day after finishing at six minutes and 28.399 seconds.

Meanwhile, the pair of Amelyn Pagulayan and Kristine Paraon failed to land a podium finish after wounding up in fourth place in the women's pair event. Vietnam won the gold, Indonesia with silver, and Myanmar bagged the bronze.

On Wednesday, the Philippine rowing team won two medals with a silver from the tandem of Tokyo Olympian Cris Nievarez and CJ Jasmin in the men's lightweight double sculls category and a bronze from the quartet of Delgaco, Pagulayan, Paraon, and Josephine Qua in the women's quadruple sculls event.

So far, the Philippines has won one gold, six silvers, and 10 bronzes in the 31st SEA Games.