SEA Games: Philippine dance athletes add to Day 1 gold rush

Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 01 2019 11:33 AM | Updated as of Dec 01 2019 06:29 PM

Mark Jayson Gayon and Mary Joy Renigen of the Philippines performs the foxtrot in SEA Games dancesport on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

(UPDATE) The Philippines grooved its way to a 5-gold haul in dancesports, as the hosts continued to rack up one first-place finish after another in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

Those titles were courtesy of 6 dances in the standard category.

Mark Jayson Gayon and Mary Joy Renigen ruled waltz and foxtrot, Sean Mischa Aranar and Ana Leonila Manalo Nualla topped single dance Tango mixed and Viennese waltz.

Gayon and Renigen yielded the gold in quickstep to Vietnam, while Aranar and Nualla won the five-dance to secure a third gold medal -- the first triple winner in these SEA Games.

"Lahat ng panalo namin inaalay namin para sa bayan. Sobrang nakaka-overwhelm yung crowd," Nualla said.

"Nabawasan kami ng napakalaking pasanin. Pero sobrang saya. Di pa masyadong nagsisink in."

In Latin dance, Wilbert Aunzo and Pearl Cañeda became the second pair of dance-athletes to achieve a gold hat-trick, winning in samba, cha-cha and rumba.

Meanwhile, Michael Angelo Marquez and Stephanie Sabalo finished with a gold (paso doble) and silver (jive).

Standard, Waltz

1st. Philippines 29.950 Gayon / Renigen
2nd. Vietnam 28.988
3rd. Singapore 27.975

Standard, Tango

1st. Philippines 30.150 Aranar / Nualla
2nd. Vietnam 29.430
3rd. Thailand 28.900

Standard, Viennese Waltz

1st. Philippines 30.100 Aranar / Nualla
2nd. Vietnam 29.188
3rd. Singapore 28.400

Standard, Slow Foxtrot

1st. Philippines 30.200 Gayon / Renigen
2nd. Singapore 30.146
3rd. Thailand 29.850

Standard, Quickstep

1st. Vietnam 30.126
2nd. Philippines 29.400 Gayon / Renigen
3rd. Thailand 29.100

Standard, Five Dance

1st. Philippines 151.350 Aranar / Nualla
2nd. Vietnam 142.100
3rd. Thailand 138.250

Latin Dance, Samba

1st Philippines 32.450 (Aunzo / Cañeda)
2nd Vietnam 31.950
3rd Thailand 31.800

Latin Dance, Cha Cha

1st Philippines 31.650 (Aunzo / Cañeda)
2nd Thailand 30.900
3rd Vietnam 30.100

Latin Dance, Rumba

1st Philippines 31.950 (Aunzo / Cañeda)
2nd Thailand 31.350
3rd Vietnam 30.650

Latin Dance, Paso Doble

1st Philippines 32.400 (Marquez / Sabalo)
2nd Thailand 32.000
3rd Singapore 31.050

Latin Dance, Jive

1st Vietnam 32.713
2nd Philippines 32.650 (Marquez / Sabalo)
3rd Thailand 31.350

Breaking B-Girls

1st Indonesia
2nd Philippines

Breaking B-boys

1st Malaysia
2nd Vietnam
3rd Singapore

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2019 SEA Games