SEA Games: Gymnasts rack up more medals for PH


Posted at Aug 23 2017 01:19 PM | Updated as of Aug 23 2017 03:27 PM

Kaitlin de Guzman of the Philippines competes in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. She scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal. Pool photo

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – (UPDATED) Filipino gymnasts Reyland Capellan and Kaitlin de Guzman continued to harvest medals in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games after reaping a silver and two bronzes on Wednesday. 

Capellan took the bronze medal in the men’s vault event after registering 13.975 points. He clinched the gold medal in the men’s floor event yesterday. 


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Meanwhile, 17-year-old De Guzman added two medals on her neck after taking the silver medal in the women’s floor exercise. She scored 13.025 behind the gold medalist from Malaysia.

Earlier, De Guzman, who is following the footsteps of her mother in the sport, settled for bronze in the women’s balance beam event, tallying a score 12.30.

With her current medal haul, De Guzman is the most bemadalled Philippine athlete so far in this prestigious biennial meet.

“I can’t say how to feel right now; I’m so happy,” said the Texas-raised de Guzman, whose mother, Cintamoni, won a gold medal in the 1995 SEA Games in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

“It really feels good to represent the country and duplicate what my mom achieved in the past.”

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