SEA Games: The Philippines Bags First Gold In Women’s Triathlon

Maria Claire Adorna from the Philippines made it at the women’s triathlon on Saturday morning to clinch her country’s first gold medal at the 28th SEA Games.

The 21-year-old emerged first out of the water after the 1.5km swim, and was ahead of teammate Marion Kim Mangrobang by more than four minutes in the 40km bike segment, before crossing the finish line in a time of 2hr 13min 18sec.

Adorna clocked in at 2:13:08, slightly ahead of compatriot Marion Kim Mangrobang who finished at 2:14:26 to notch the silver medal.

Thailand’s Sanruthai Arunsiri, who won the bronze, was a good nine seconds behind Mangrobang.

Meanwhile, Hermie Macaranas grabbed two bronze medals in canoeing, finishing behind Myanmar and Indonesia in men’s C1-1000m and men’s C2-1000m with Ojay Fuentes.

The Philippines now has one gold, four silver, and three bronze medals to improve to fourth place behind host Singapore, Vietnam, and powerhouse Thailand.

WATCH : Maria Claire Adorna as she exits the water in first place! Adorna finished the 1.5km swim with a race best 18:45 time. #seagames2015Video credit : Deo Patron of the Fil Tri Group SG

Posted by on Friday, 5 June 2015

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