The Philippine kurash team delivered the country’s first medals at the 31st Southeast Asian Games after bagging one silver and two bronzes late Tuesday at the Hoai Duc Gymnasium in Vietnam.

Helen Aclopen Talongen bowed to Vietnam’s Trang To Thi, 1-0, to settle for the silver medal in the women’s -48kg division, while Charmea Quelino Kingay and George Angelo Baclagan delivered bronze medals in their respective weight categories.

Kingay lost to local bet Thi Tuyet Han Nguyen in the -52kg even as Baclagan succumebed to another Vietnamese in Duy Thanh Le, 1-0.

Meanwhile, Malaysia currently leads the overall medal tally as of Wednesday morning with five gold, one silver and one bronze medal, followed by host Vietnam with four gold, five silver and one bronze.

Singapore is at third with two silvers and one bronze followed by the Philippines with the country’s medal haul in kurash.

Thailand and Myanmar each have one bronze medal.

Action resumes on Wednesday in chess, football, futsal, kickboxing, pencak silat, handball and rowing.

Source: Manila Bulletin (