For Gilas Pilipinas Women small forward Katrina Guytingco, the past weekend capped a year full of firsts for her basketball career.
As the final buzzer sounded inside the Thanh Tri Gymnasium in Hanoi, Vietnam and Indonesia erupted into celebration at center court to celebrate a historic Southeast Asian (SEA) Games basketball title, Filipino sports fans back home knew something felt wrong.
For the first time since 1989, the Philippine men’s national 5-on-5 basketball team will not take home the gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games.
A feisty Malaysia squad played the spoiler role and denied Gilas Pilipinas Women of a tournament sweep via a stunning 96-93 win in the 31st Southeast Asian Games Vietnam 2021 5-on-5 basketball competition on Sunday at the Thanh Tri Gymnasium in Hanoi.
The Philippine women’s national volleyball team failed to get the bronze medal after collapsing in the fourth set and yielding to Indonesia, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21 in the 31st Southeast Asian Games Vietnam 2021 on Saturday at the Dai Yen Arena in Quang Ninh.
The milestones continue for the Philippine women’s national football team. The Filipinas mounted a dramatic comeback behind two second half goals to repulse Myanmar on Saturday, 2-1 at the Cam Pha Stadium in Quang Ninh and win the bronze medal in the 31st Southeast Asian Games Vietnam 2021 women’s football tournament.
Carlo Biado exacted revenge against Johann Chua to capture the gold medal of the 31st Southeast Asian Games Vietnam 2021 men’s 10-ball event in stellar fashion, 9-3 on Saturday at the Ha Dong District Sporting Hall in Hanoi.
Gilas Pilipinas moved one win away from the gold medal in men’s 5-on-5 basketball after trouncing Malaysia, 87-44 in 31st Southeast Asian Games Vietnam 2021 on Saturday at the Thanh Tri Gynasium in Hanoi.
Rubilen Amit completed a golden double after edging Chezka Centeno in the all-Filipina final of the women’s 10-ball event of the 31st Southeast Asian Games Vietnam 2021, 7-5 on Saturday at the Hà Đông District Sporting Hall in Hanoi.
Gilas Pilipinas Women moved one win away from a gold medal repeat after conquering Singapore, 88-61 on Saturday in the 31st Southeast Asian Games Vietnam 2021 women’s 5-on-5 basketball tournament at the Thanh Tri Gymnasium.