KUALA LUMPUR — Athletics saved the Philippines from getting blanked on Wednesday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.
Aries Toledo topped the decathlon and Trenten Anthony Beram won the men's 200-meter run on Wednesday night at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium to bring the Philippines' gold medal tally to 10.
It was a huge end to a tough day for the Filipinos, a day after the Philippines bagged five in its most productive day in the KL Games.
The Philippines, which also has 15 silvers and 21 bronzes, stayed in sixth place in the overall medal tally, five golds behind Indonesia.
Harry Diones and Marco Vilog also contributed for athletics with silver medals in the men's triple jump and men's 800m respectively.
Arniel Ferrera bagged bronze in men's hammer throw.
John Paul Bejar settled for the silver in the men's -55kg kumite in karatedo action at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center after the result of his semifinal loss to a Malaysian foe was reversed in a protest filed by the Philippine federation.
Kaitlin De Guzman, who won gold on Tuesday in the women's uneven bars, made it three medals in the 29th SEA Games when she copped the silver in the floor exercise and bronze in balance beam in artistic gymnastics.
Also in artistic gymnastics at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Center, Reyland Capellan took a bronze medal in the men's floor exercise.
Mae Soriano bagged bronze in the women's -55kg kumite in karatedo.
At the National Aquatic Centre, Jasmine Alkhaldi took bronze medals in the women's 50m butterfly, women' 100m freestyle, and the women's 4x200m freestyle along with Nicole Oliva and Rosalee Mira Santa Ana.
Squash also made waves with bronze medalsin the women's doubles in Jemyca Arebado and Aysah Dalida, and mixed doubles.