The Philippines improved on there 1 Bronze medal harvest from 2013, upgrading it to two bronzes. Hermie Macarinas took Bronze in the C1-1000M Final. Repeating his feat from two years ago in Myanmar but this time finishing behind two different athletes. He timed 4:08.294. Macarinas came back with Ojay Fuentes to take Bronze in the C2-1000M Final with a time of 3:58.377.
SEA Games defending champion Gilbert Ramirez Gold turned into a bronze this time in the 73kg category.
In Judo the Philippines couldnt deliver any of four gold medals it had promised pre-SEA Games. Helen Dawa who was the silver medalist last SEA Games in the 48kg category. Moved up to the 52kg category this time and landed bronze.
Mosqueda who was bronze medalist in 57kg last time failed to win a medal here.
Dragon Boat Returns
Coming back to the SEA Games after internal issues prevented them from competing in previous editions the Dragon Boat team snapped a bronze in the Womens TBR-6 Crew in 1:07.992
Jayson Valdez ended Shooting medaless tally from 2013, with bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle with a score of 181.0.
In Softball the Philippines beat Indonesia 6-0 in the women’s and Thailand 8-1 in the men’s in the opening matches.
It was a busy day in the fast paced 7 aside Rugby tournament. The Philippines defeating defending champion Thailand 24-10 and highly ranked home team Singapore in the Mens 17-0. Before crushing Cambodia 55-0.
The Philippine womens beat Laos 17-0 but were easily overwhelmed by Thailand 36-0
Swimming no medals on Day 1
After Synchronized Swimming ended up medals for Philippine it was Swimming turn at trying to deliver something for the Philippines in Aquatics.
However it would end up as a night of fourth places for the Philippine Team. The Philippines quartet of Hannah Dato, Roxanne Ashley Yu, Filam Elizabeth Jordana and Jasmine Alkhaldi wound up slightly behind in fourth of four teams in the 4×100 freestyle. Splits of 58.51, 59.76, 59.30, and 54.00. Slow legs by Yu and Jordana saw the Philippines drop back a fair distance. But Alkhaldi charged down with 54.00 the fastest time of all the teams for a split a sign of good things to come. Singapore won in 3:46.60, Thailand 3:49.62, Indonesia 3:53.18, and the Philippines 3:53.57. Indonesia narrowly holding out the fast finishing Alkhaldi who closed the gap significantly.
Hannah Dato ended up fourth in the 400 Individual Medley, after being entered but not starting in the final in 2013. The 20 year old timed 5:00.96, with bronze going to Jing Wen Quah of Singapore in 4:59.52.
Jessie Lacuna also came fourth in the 200 Freestyle in 1:50.82 just behind Welson Sim of Malaysia 1:50.73 who took bronze.
Filam Rosalee Santa Anna was 7th in 9:21.81 in the 800 Freestyle Finals.
Joboy Gonzalez finished last in the 100 Backstroke in 59.83.