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    Denied in individual play, German, Arbilon team up to win modern pentathlon gold

    Dec 5, 2019
    PHOTO: mei-lin lozada

    SUBIC, Zambales — Runner up no more.

    The Philippines’ bets Samuel German and Princess Arbilon copped the gold in the mixed relay beach laser-run portion of the 30th Southeast Asian Games modern pentathlon on Thursday at Subic Boardwalk.

    Coming off a heartbreaker in their respective events earlier in the day, the duo from Ormoc City, Leyte made sure to end their SEA Games campaign with a gold medal.

    Samuel, who won silver in the men’s individual beach laser division, and Arbilon, who came in fourth in the distaff side, earlier in the day, clocked 13:27.34.

    "Sabi namin babawi kami sa relay kasi talo kami sa individuals kanina," said Samuel.

    "Hindi ko inexpect na makaka-gold kami kasi fourth lang ako sa individuals," added Arbilon. "Nag-focus lang kami sa pag-ayos ng aming mga mali kanina."

    Meanwhile, Muktapa Changhin and Narong Deck Taparak of Thailand settled for silver with a time of 13:28.32.

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    Winning the bronze were Cintya Nariska and Frada Saleh of Indonesia (13:59.54).

    In the individual events, Indonesia’s Muhammad Taufik and Dea Salsabila ruled the men's and women's individual events, respectively.

    Taufik logged in at 13:2.24 seconds, followed by Samuel, who settled for silver (13:27.29), while Singapore's Ming Wei Ong took home the bronze (13:34.28).

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    Salsabila clocked at 15:23.59 seconds while Thailand's Natpapat Sangngio copped the silver (16:17.69), and Singapore's Kaixin Tung settled for bronze (16:29.22).

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