PH rowing team ends Vietnam SEAG campaign with three more medals

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) – The Philippine rowing team closed their campaign in the 31st Southeast Asian Games with three more medals in the final day of competition on Saturday at the Thuy Nguyen Hai Phong Aquatics Center.

Joanie Delgaco bagged the silver medal in the women’s single sculls event after finishing with a time of eight minutes and 31.487 seconds.

Delgaco edged by almost three seconds Thailand’s Nuntida Krajangjam, the bronze medalist, who clocked in eight minutes and 34.244 seconds.

Host country Vietnam’s Thi Hue Pham won the gold with a time of eight minutes and 23.209 seconds.

Tokyo Olympian Cris Nievarez added a bronze to his collection after he clocked in seven minutes and 35.741 seconds in the men’s lightweight single sculls final.

Nievarez was over three seconds behind silver medalist and hometown bet Van Hoan Bui, who finished with a time of seven minutes and 32.366 seconds.

Indonesia’s Ihram dominated the competition with a time of seven minutes and 25.151 seconds.

Nievarez earlier bagged a silver with CJ Jasmin in the men’s lightweight double sculls category. 

The last bronze came from the tandem of Edgar Ilas and Zuriel Sumintac in the men’s lightweight pair event, after they tallied a time of seven minutes and 8.984 seconds.

Indonesia’s Jefri Ardianto Suwarno and Rio Riski Darmawan hoisted the gold with their time of seven minutes and 0.841 seconds, while hometown bets Ngoc Khanh Vu and Chung Pham delivered a silver medal finish with a time of seven minutes and 5.426 seconds.

The Filipino rowers failed to secure a podium finish on Saturday in the women’s lightweight double sculls, men’s quadruple sculls, women’s double sculls, and women’s lightweight coxless four events.

Overall, the Philippine rowing team collected two silvers and six bronzes in the 31st edition of the biennial regional sports event.