2017 SEA Games Medal Tally 25-32 Golds

PH officials led by SEA Games chef de mission Cynthia Carrion during Tuesday's press conference. Jaime Campos

2017 SEA Games Medal Tally

Photo: PH officials led by SEA Games chef de mission Cynthia Carrion during Tuesday’s press conference. Jaime Campos

Pinoyathletics Predicts 25-32 Golds for 2017 SEA Games Medal Tally, cast your votes!

Two years ago, Pinoyathletics.info predicted a 25-32 Gold Medal Total harvest for Team Philippines in all Sports.

This was for the 2015 Singapore SEA Games.

This was in huge contrast to Task Force head Julian Camacho‘s of the Philippine Olympic Committee’s bold prediction of 50 Gold Medals.

Suffice it to say, 50 Gold Medals never happened, and the Philippines ended up with a total of 29 Gold.

Chef De Mission Cynthia Carreon of the Philippine Olympic Committee predicts  surprise 40-50 Gold Medals again.


I still say (we can win) 40 to 50 (gold) medals. Our target is fourth place. That is why we are urging our athletes na binigay na sa inyo lahat, you should do your part,” said Carreon.


Again Pinoyathletics will predict the 25-32 2017 SEA Games Medal Tally of Golds for the Philippines.

Last SEA Games, the Philippines finished sixth place.

But we will let everybody vote on this.

The next Poll and write-up will be on SEA Games Athletics 2017. After the Asian Championships next week.

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2017 SEA Games Schedule and Philippine Athletes by Event

c/o Go For Gold Philippines Facebook Page

SEA Games 2017 Marathon Back

Oct 9, 2016

Mary Joy Tabal SEA Games 2015

After several news articles about the Marathon being dropped from the SEA Games, it is now being reinstated.

This is good news for the Philippines, especially for women.

They are likely to field Mary Joy Tabal, the SEA Games silver medalist who will face stiff opposition from another Olympic qualifier in Thai-American Jane Vongvorachoti.

Vongvorotchi did not finish in the last SEA Games and only made third place in the 10,000m run.

However, the former athlete who played soccer for 10 years for Thailand before switching to Athletics finished ahead of our Olympian Mary Joy Tabal.

While in the Women’s, we have a slight chance at gold. In the Men’s, it’s looking direr. In the 2015 SEA Games, Rafael Poliquit (2014, 2015 Milo Champion) and Eduardo Buenavista (former SEA Games champion) did not finish the event.

This marks the first time the Philippines did not win a medal in the SEA Games since it joined in 1977.

Every year the Philippines has placed a male in the top three. The surprise winner was Soh Roi Yong of Singapore, who beat the much-fancied Buenavista, who looked like he would win his third SEA Games Marathon title at the beginning of the year.

The Marathon event was announced to be dropped from the SEA games due to a lack of participation from participating countries.

This caused an uproar and drew much criticism from the running community (news story). But after an appeal, the Olympic Council of Malaysia agreed to its inclusion, but a marathon for all is proposed.


“We are now planning to have it as a public event where the ordinary people can take part. It will consist of 2 categories – one for the SEA Games runners and one for the public.” – OCM President 


Now, we all possibly stand a chance to run at the SEA games!

Malaysian runner Edan Syah has been campaigning for the OCM to reconsider its decision to remove the Marathon.

This comes as exciting timely news for him, especially after just clocking in a new personal best of 2 hours 35 minutes in Gold Coast, just a day before the great news broke!

The good news doesn’t stop there. The triathlon is back! It was the talk of the town when the triathlon was also excluded from the games.

Now runners and triathletes can rise to the occasion and make their country proud! We look forward to seeing new faces qualify for the marathon! We look forward to some fierce competition.

Source: http://www.justrunlah.com/2016/07/05/the-marathon-is-back-at-sea-games-2017/


5. 2017 SEA Games Five Sports dropped

Feb 8, 2016

Article by After Singh


KUALA LUMPUR: Five sports – bodybuilding, canoeing, fencing, judo, and triathlon – have been dropped from the initial 39 listed for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) technical committee met on Wednesday and selected 34 sports – comprising 342 events – for the biennial Games, scheduled to be held from Aug 19-31.

The Singapore SEA Games in 2015 had 36 sports and 402 events.

OCM president Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Jaafar, who chaired the meeting, said that their main objective in hosting the SEA Games “is to become overall champions.”


“We have dropped bodybuilding, canoeing, fencing, judo, and triathlon because these sports do not have the competitiveness required to give a strong challenge at the Games,” he said.

“Some of our athletes in these five sports are not even ranked compared to athletes from the other South-East Asia countries.

“But the five national associations, or any other sports, not in the list of 39 sports can appeal to OCM by the end of this month.

“We will also listen to appeals from the other South-East Asia countries before making the final decision.

“The final list of the sports and events will be confirmed during the SEA Games Federation meeting in Kuala Lumpur by July 13 or 14.”


Tunku Imran also explained that the number of events in athletics had been reduced from 46 to 38 because “we don’t have any participants in some of the events.”


For the KL Games, there will be 22 track events and 16 field events.

He, however, did not reveal the eight athletics events that will drop from the KL Games.

OCM’s move in cutting down the number of athletics events is not surprising given that Malaysia fared poorly at the Singapore Games last June – returning with just three golds out of the 46 on offer.

Tunku Imran said that and would change the men’s football competition from an Under-23 event to Under-22.

He said that all the sports would be held here, except for track cycling (in Nilai) and equestrian and water skiing (Putrajaya).

Source http://www.thestar.com.my/sport/other-sport/2016/02/17/five-sports-provisionally-dropped-from-2017-sea-games/

2017 SEA Games, and might remove some events in Athletics

2017 SEA Games

This comes after the Organizing Committee of the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia 2017 announced that and would drop five sports from the 2017 SEA Games. These sports included Body Building, Canoeing, Fencing, Judo, and Triathlon.

If this was to push through due to unknown reasons.

It would mean for the Philippines that defending Champion Ulboc, Medalist Decathletes Cid and Ubas, Women’s Silver medalist Mary Joy Tabal, Steeple Bronze medalist Jessica Lyn Barnard and SEA Games bronze medalist in Heptathlon Nars Atienza would all no longer be able to compete there in main events and would have to shift there focus to other events at the SEA Games.


According to Adriansprints.com

The shortlisted events but not finalized yet at the SEA federation level.

The following track and field events may not be contested in the biannual games at Kuala Lumpur

  • MEN – 10000m, Marathon, 3000m Steeplechase, Decathlon
  • WOMEN – 10000m, Marathon, 3000m Steeplechase, Heptathlon

2017 SEA Games Medal Tally: SEA Games Day 5

The Philippines was bogged down with 1 Silver and 2 Bronzes out of 14 awarded events, with 5 days passed.

It seems like the real competition hasn’t started yet. Consequently, The Philippines had dropped early to 7th on the overall tables.

Hosts Malaysia leads early with 7 Golds.


Archery again didn’t place in the mixed team, with Malaysia winning its 3rd Gold in Archery.

While Archeries bold PRE-SEA Games prediction to the SEA Games of 5 Gold Medals.

As a result, it means they need to win Gold in each remaining event to stay on target.

The Philippines crashed out in Netball 96-11 to Malaysia, having lost all 4 of its games and finishing 5th of 5.

In the Synchronised swimming Duet Technical Routine, the Philippines wasn’t able to medal with Singapore winning.

While tomorrow at 6 AM, Mary Joy Tabal and Jeson Agravante will compete in the Marathon, while Tabal has a big chance at a Gold, Agravante will likely find himself out of the medals.


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