It was a gold rush for the Philippines in wushu as six Filipino wushu artists topped their respective fields.
In the last day of the wushu competition, Agatha Wong gave the country another gold medal after winning the wushu taolu taijijian event of the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday at the World Trade Center.
Wong topped the field with a score of 9.650. Vietnam's Thi Minh Huyen Tran took home the silver after scoring 9.630 points, while Brunei's Basma Lachkar won bronze with 9.620 points.
It was Wong's second gold of the Games -- her first came from the taijiquan event on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Johnzenth Gajo, Jones Inso, and Thornton Sayan bagged the bronze medal in the men's taolu duilian event with a score of 9.490.
In total, the Philippines got five medals in wushu's taolu competitions, outside of Wongs' twin golds and the group's bronze, Daniel Parantac picked up a bronze in the men's taijiquan in the first day of competitions and Inso also won a silver in the second.
The Philippine wushu sanda team, on the other hand, almost swept the competitions.
Divine Wally started the rally by winning the women's 48kg event by sweeping Nguyen Thi Chinh of Vietnam in the gold medal match.
In the sanda men's division, Jessie Aligaga also lorded it over the field in the 48kg division by defeating Ade Permana of Indonesia. Arnel Mandal defeated another Indonesia bet in Laksamana Pandu Pratama in the 52kg division and Francisco Solis made it three in a row by beating Yusuf Widiyanto in the 56kg category.
An entry from Vietnam in Bui Trong Giang stopped a sweep from the Philippines as he bested Gideon Fred Padua in the 60kg category.
However, Clemente Tabugara Jr. made sure that the Filipino fans who showed up will go home with smiles on their faces. He won the first round handily but was pushed to the limit as Thailand's Kittisak Suksanguan won the second to force a do-or-die round.
Tabugara dug deep and responded with a much better performance in the third round to win the gold.
In total, the Philippines finished with seven golds, two silvers, and two bronze medals to emerge as the overall champions of the wushu competitions with Vietnam finishing second with three golds. Indonesia and Malaysia had two golds each while Brunei and Singapore have one apiece.