SEA Games: PH athletics wins 2 silvers, 4 bronzes together with Obiena gold

Pole vaulters' EJ Obiena and Hokett Delos Santos with a 1-2 finish in men's pole vault.

Pole vaulters’ EJ Obiena and Hokett Delos Santos with a 1-2 end in males’s pole vault. PATAFA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association collected a gold medal, two silver and 4 bronze medals on Saturday within the thirty first Southeast Asian Games at My Dinh Stadium in Vietnam.

With all eyes on EJ Obiena, who expectedly dominated the pole vault with a brand new SEA Games document of 5.46, the 19-year-old Hokett Delos Santos launched himself within the regional meet,  putting second to his compatriot with 5.00 for the silver medal.

After Obiena and Delos Santos 1-2 end in pole vault and the silver and bronze medals from sisters Kyla and Kayla Richardson, the nationwide staff obtained three extra third-place finishes in males’s 1500m, males’s javelin throw, and girls’s 5000m.

Melvin Calano (javelin throw), Alfrence Braza (men's 1500m) and Joida Gagnao (women's 5000m). PATAFA PHOTOS

Melvin Calano (javelin throw), Alfrence Braza (males’s 1500m) and Joida Gagnao (girls’s 5000m). PATAFA PHOTOS

Alfrence Braza clocked the third-best time within the males’s 1500m, ending the race in 3:56.350 — only a second shy of silver medalist Dang Tran Van’s time (3:55.660).

Vietnamese Phuoc Luong Duc gained the competition with 3:54.370 for the gold medal, whereas Braza’s comrade Mariano Masano positioned fifth with 3:57.180.

Melvin Calano positioned third within the males’s javelin throw, tallying a rating of 66.86. Vietnam’s Van Nguyen Hoai earned the gold along with his 70.87, edging oit Indonesia’s Abd Hafiz (70.58).

Meanwhile, Joida Gagnao additionally copped a bronze medal in girls’s 5000m, ending the race at 17:37.740.

Vietnam positioned 1 and a couple of with Oanh Nguyen Thi successful the gold at 16:44.060, only one second forward of his compatriot Hong Le Pham Thi.

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