Sailing does its share after topping male match racing keelboat for Team PH's 26th gold in SEA Games

SINGAPORE – Sailing contributed to the Philippine gold coffers in the 28th Southeast Asian Games on Sunday after Ridgely Balladares, Rommel Chavez, and Richly Magsanay won the male match racing keelboat at the National Sailing Centre.

The Philippine team bounced back to beat host Singapore’s Stanley Chan, Anthony Kiong, and Colin Wee Tai Ng for the gold medal race – the country’s 26th with two days left before the biennial meet officially comes to a close.

Balladares, Chavez, and Magsanay ended up with a 1-1 win-loss in the round-robin Stage 1.

The Philippines got another chance against Singapore, which went 2-0 in the opening stage, after Stage 2 was cancelled.


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