PH’s record 149 golds lift ‘spirit of the nation’: PSC chief

PH’s record 149 golds lift ‘spirit of the nation’: PSC chief
CHAMPIONS. Athletes and Philippine team officials led by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) join the parade during the closing ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac, Dec. 11. Bagging 149 golds, 117 silvers and 121 bronzes, the Philippines clinched the overall championship of the regional biennial sports meet. (PNA)

MANILA – As the 2019 Southeast Asian Games finally came to a close on Wednesday, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez lauded the Filipino athletes for their hard work and determination to regain the Games supremacy.

Ramirez made the remark after the Philippines pulled out its best performance in the 30th SEA Games, garnering a record 149 golds, 117 silvers and 121 bronzes in 530 events of the 56 sports played throughout the 10-day competitions of the 11-nation biennial multi-sports meet.

“Our athletes gave their all and they deserve all the respect and care that we can give them, as kababayans (countrymen) and as a nation. You all made us proud. Salamat sa inyong sakripisyo, tiyaga at pagpupursigi (Thank you for your sacrifices, patience and determination),” the PSC chief said.

“All your hard work and achievement produced more than just medals. It lifted the spirit of a nation hungry for inspiration and hope. It awakened the spirit of patriotism in each of us,” he added.(PNA)

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