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Clinton Kingsley Bautista First-Ever Gold for the Philippines in 110 Hurdles at SEA Games

Dec 24, 2019

CKB took a historic gold for the Philippines in the Men’s 110 Hurdles at the 2019 SEA Games.

Clinton’s win was the first-ever Gold won by a Filipino athlete in this event.

In addition, his mark was just .06 off the National record of Patrick Unso set 2 years ago in 2017.

Above all Clinton dethroned the reigning SEA Games Champion Rayzam Shah Sofian of Malaysia in the most dramatic fashion.

In contrast, both men clocking 13.97, but Clinton narrowly winning in the lean.

However, Clinton has steadily risen through the ranks of Philippine Athletics.

Having finished 8th in his first SEA Games in 2015 at 110 Hurdles in Singapore.

Then finishing with the bronze 2 years later in Malaysia SEA Games in 2017.

In 2019 The 27-year-old Clinton climbed to the top of the SEA Athletics world claiming the Gold for the Philippines.

However, Rayzam Shah Sofian, 31 who had run 13.82 this year in March was narrowly beaten to silver.

The 27-year-old CKB improved on his 14.14 PB from 2019.

The Other Filipino entry Alvin Vergel finished 8th and improved his PB from 14.56 to 14.46.

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Progression below as follows

2019 13.97 -0.2 New Clark City (PHI) 09 DEC
2018 14.14 -0.1 Taipei City (TPE) 25 MAY 2018
2017 14.15 -0.1 Kuala Lumpur (MAS) 26 AUG
2016 14.73 +1.0 Pangasinan (PHI) 07 MAR 2016
2015 14.35 +0.2 Singapore (SGP) 11 JUN 2015
2014 14.22 +1.2 Palembang (INA) 18 DEC 2014
2013 14.90 Bacolod City (PHI) 25 OCT 2013

Is Clinton an Import?

We will share an interesting video from our friend Talking Chinoy.

As several people questioned if Clinton is, in fact, an import?

based on his appearance.

This matter will be cleared up in the below video.

I know that facts or the truth may sometimes hurt but it is what it is. People are just quick to judge and be deceived of the way someone might look without even doing any fact-finding of their own.

Also, there’s a notion that all dark-skinned athletes are really born strong.

That’s not entirely true as CKB had to start at the bottom and climb his way on to the top like what other runners do, they have this belief in themselves and really holding on to their dreams that someday they’ll bring pride for their country.

Korea Open Athletics Trackster Bautista bags silver in 2018 Korean Open

Article by Rappler

Hurdler Clinton Bautista emerges as the only Filipino medalist as two others fail to crack the top 3.  

While Bautista clocked 14.29 seconds to finish behind Indonesian winner Rio Maholtra, who won in 14.22.

The 25-year-old Bautista took the bronze in 14.15 seconds in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, while Maholtra, 24, did not even figure back then (Maholtra did not participate I think he ran in 2015 but didn’t medal there either)

Bronze for a now clean-shaven Clinton (right side).

Malaysia Open Day 2 Bronze for CLINTON!!! (May 12 2018)

SEA Games Bronze Medalist Clinton Kingsley Bautista took the Bronze Medal in 14.27 secs, just outside his seasons and PB of 14.15. He finished closely behind SEA Games Champion Rayzam Shah Sofian of Malaysia (14.12) and Yaquob of Kuwait (14.17).

110m hurdles (12)
1. Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian 14.12
2. Al Youha Yaquob (KUW) 14.17
3. Clinton Kingsley Bautista (PHI) 14.27
4. Lee Hyeon Woo (KOR) 14.45
5. Mohd Rizzua Haozad Muhamad 14.53
6. Quek Lee Yong 14.60
7. Muhd Naim Abdullah 14.81
8. Mohd Shaffie Mukamad 15.56

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By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here https://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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