Philippine sailing team grabs two silvers at 27th SEA Games


Richly_Magsanay_SEA_Games_2013The Philippine national sailing team grabbed two silver medals at the last day of sailing competitions yesterday in the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Ngwe Saung Beach, Pathein, Myanmar.

Geylord Coveta placed second in the Open RS One Wind Surfing competition, delivering 3 first place finish, 4 second place finish, and 5 third place finish to win the silver medal with a score of 20 points.

Thailand’s Natthapong Phonopharat won the gold with 13 points, while Igma Oka Sulaksana of Indonesia taking the bronze medal with 21 points.

In the men’s international 470 event, the duo of Richly Magsanay and Ridgely Balladares scored 25 points after 12 rounds of competitions to grab the silver medal.

Navee Thamsoontorn and Nut Butmarasri won the gold medal with 16 points, while Wen Jie Joel Pang and Wong Loong Darren Choy clinched the bronze with 28 points.

Philippines’ representative in the men’s and women’s laser radial sailing event, Rubin Cruz and Alaiza Mae Belmonte only managed to place 4th after 12 rounds of competition; while Renz Angelo Amboy also placed 4th in the men’s RS one – wind surfing – boys event.

The Philippine sailing team end their 2013 SEA Games campaign with 2 silver medals.

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