31st SEA Games – May 17, 2022

Currently in third place in the medal table, the Philippines are looking for another success at the Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam

MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas will look to assert his dominance at the Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam as the Philippines seek another successful medal on Tuesday, May 17.

The Philippines’ bid for a 14th straight men’s basketball gold medal hasn’t started exactly the way it would have liked after narrowly escaping Thailand with a 76-73 squeaker in their SEA opener. Games.

But Gilas Pilipinas has an excellent chance to build momentum as he targets his second consecutive victory in Vietnam against modest Cambodia.

Cambodia lost all three of their group games at the 2019 SEA Games by a margin of 26.7 points before beating Myanmar in the seeding stage to avoid a final berth.

Elsewhere, the Philippines are aiming to get back into the women’s volleyball win column after a straight-set loss to defending champions Thailand as they come up against Indonesia.

The Philippines are in dire need of a win to stay on track for their first podium finish since 2005, with the top two finishers in the five-team tournament advancing to the gold medal game.

Meanwhile, the No. 3 and 4 seeds will battle it out for bronze.

In snooker, Rubilen Amit is aiming for a 10th medal throughout her career at the SEA Games as she aims to defend her women’s nine-ball gold medal.

The Philippines track and field, beach volleyball, taekwondo and swimming teams will also be in action on Tuesday.

– Rappler.com

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