SEA Games: Philippines settled for duathlon mixed relay bronze

Bianca Dava, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 05 2019 03:17 PM | Updated as of Dec 05 2019 05:17 PM

The Philippines duathlon national team celebrates winning the bronze in the mixed relay event on Thursday. SEA Games photo

SUBIC -- The Philippines settled for a bronze finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games duathlon mixed relay on Thursday, falling behind Thailand and Singapore.

Women’s duathlon gold medalist Monica Torres and Emmanuel “Doy” Comendador completed the event's podium, clocking in at 1:31:35.

"Kahit huli na, pinilit ko po sarili ko na habulin," Comendador said.

Thailand's Kuncharin and Arthit Soda reigned supreme in the 2-kilometer run, 6.6-kilometer bike and 1-kilometer run event.

"We dedicate the gold to the King of Thailand," said Kuncharin.

Singapore, meanwhile, bagged the silver, anchoring its impressive showing on junior triathlon members Emma Middleditch, Ahmad Arif Ibrahim, Herlene Yu and Nicholas Rachmadi.

"Even if we didn’t come first, it’s not the end of the world. We still won a medal. We had fun and tried hard," Middleditch said.