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Two more golds for Phl tracksters



Clinton Kingsley Bautista wins the gold medal in the Men’s 110m Hurdles. (2019 SEA Games FB)

CAPAS CITY – The Philippine athletics team added two more golds in the penultimate day of the track competition of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Monday night here at the New Clark City Athletic Stadium.

Melvin Calano (men’s javelin throw) and Clinton Bautista (110-m men’s hurdles) ruled their respective events as the Phl track and field team now owns nine golds.

Calano threw 72.86 meters in his fourth attempt to nab the gold medal. Indonesia’s Abd Hafiz took the silver medal with 71.00 meters while Vietnam’s Hoai Van Nguyen bagged the bronze with 70.88 distance.

Hometown bet Bautista, who hails from Camiling, Tarlac, edged Malaysia’s Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian in a photo finish as they submitted identical 13.97 seconds. Anounsone Xaysa of Laos grabbed the bronze with 13.99 seconds.

The Filipino tracksters also pocketed a pair of silver medals.

The 4x-100 women relay team of Zion Rose Nelson, Kayla Anise and Kayla Ashley Richardson, Kristina Knott finished second with 44.57. Thailand won the gold with the time of 44.38 while Vietnam got the bronze with 45:17.

Carter Lilly also settled for the silver medal in the men’s 800-m run after losing to Vietnam’s Van Thai Duong in a tight finish.

Lilly clocked in 1:50.17 while the Vietnamese checked in 1:49.91. Malaysia’s Royson Vincent settled for the bronze with 1:50.68.

The men’s 4×100 relay finished fourth, Mellisa Escoton ended up seventh in the women’s 100m hurdles while Marisol Amarga was ninth in the women’s 800m.