Aleah Finnegan wins vault gold in SEA Games

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 15 2022 04:48 PM | Updated as of May 15 2022 06:24 PM

Aleah Finnegan competes on the vault during the Senior Women's competition of the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at the Sprint Center on August 09, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Squire, Getty Images/AFP
Aleah Finnegan competes on the vault during the Senior Women's competition of the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at the Sprint Center on August 09, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Squire, Getty Images/AFP

(UPDATED) Filipino-American gymnast Aleah Finnegan delivered once again for the Philippines in the 31st Southeast Asian Games.

The 19-year-old secured gold in the women's vault on Sunday at the Quần Ngựa Sports Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, her third medal of the SEA Games.

Finnegan earlier won silver in the all-around and helped the Filipinas win gold in the team event.

She scored a 13.133 in the vault, edging Vietnam's Thi Quynh Nhu Nguyen who scored 13.033. Indonesia's Rifda Irfanaluthfi, the all-around champion, settled for bronze with a score of 12.817. 

Another Filipina gymnast, Ancilla Lucia Manzano, scored a 12.150.

However, Finnegan failed to land in the podium of the uneven bars after slipping and settling for a score of 11.100, good for just fifth place.

Another Filipina, Lucia Umali, finished eighth with a score of 10.333.

Malaysia's Rachel Yeoh Li Wen won gold with a score of 13.000, while Vietnam's Pham Nhu Phuong pipped Singapore's Nadine Nathan Joy for silver with a score of 12.467. The Singaporean scored 12.4333.