FIVE Filipinos led by veteran Helen Dawa won gold medals in the Southeast Asian Judo Championships in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.
Dawa bagged the gold in the 48kg class, while Jenielou Mosqueda topped the 57kg weight division.
Bryn Quillotes claimed the gold in the 60kg weight, and Lloyd Dennis Catipon and Gilbert Ramirez topped the 66kg and 73kg men's division, respectively.
Philippine Judo Federation president Dave Carter said the gold winners are now assured of going to the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar, based on the prerequisite set by the Philippine SEA Games Task Force.
“As per condition laid out, gold and silver medalists in this event will be included in the delegation for the 27th SEA Games,” said Carter.
Three more judokas in Fil-Japanese Kyomi Watanabe, Kodo Nakano, and Kenji Yahata will also be competing for the gold and berths to the SEA Games.