10 of the Best Things That Happened in the 2019 SEA Games

Gold, sweat, and tears.

(SPOT.ph) The Philippines is walking away from the 2019 Southeast Asian Games as the overall champion—with 149 gold, 117 silver, and 119 bronze medals as of writing—but more than just a boatload of podium finishes, we've also got more than enough history-making, adrenaline-filled, and life-changing moments to tell our grandkids about. Plus, the closing ceremony slated for today, December 11, at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium, will most likely add more epic moments to the list. 

The 30th run of the games had a rocky start—there are still questions worth asking—but we round up a few of the amazing moments that happened during the meet. From the funniest reactions, the wildest moments, and amazing feats, check out just some of the best things that happened during the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games below:

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

We swear the nation felt a collective shiver of awe when these legends came out.

He may have won bronze, but he'll always be golden in our hearts.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Look up "dedication" in the dictionary and this is what you'll find.

Sorry did you say something? We couldn't hear you over all the gold.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Looks like she's gone far out of Samboy Lim's shadow.

We'd suplex him out of happiness, too, except we're probably not strong enough.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

We second the motion.

They all brought their A-game, and this ref brought his barong.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Then he went on to win the gold medal!

Carlos Yulo, Hidilyn Diaz, Agatha Wong—too many to mention, but they've all got our cheers!

Plus, a bonus tweet:

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Main image are photos taken by Jerome Ascano/Spin.ph (Efren "Bata" Reyes and Carlos Yulo)

More stories from Spot.ph

Tell us your #feels!

11
1
1
1
14
Total votes
View more stories tagged

Read more stories about

Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

Load More Stories