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2017 SEA Games

Colin Syquia reclaims ‘pet event’ with gold in show jumping


After getting shut out in the last two Southeast Asian Games, the Philippine national equestrian team ended the 2017 edition with two medals, the latest of which was a gold, as Colin Syquia were the fastest in the jump off, Monday morning at the Equestrian Park, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

The 47-year old, riding his horse Adventure E, cleared the course at a swift 37.63 to secure Philippines’ 23rd gold of the Games, ahead of Malaysians Sharmini Christina Ratnasingham and Mohd Qabil Ambak Mahamad Fathil in the timed jump off.

The Filipino recaptured the gold that the country had last won in 2011, when Diego Lorenzo and Toni Leviste, topped the field with a 1-2 finish in Jakarta.2017-SEA-Games-Equestrian-Colin-Syquia Colin Syquia reclaims 'pet event' with gold in show jumping 2017 SEA Games Equestrian News  - philippine sports news

Earlier, Syquia and Leviste had anchored the Nationals to clinch the silver medal in team show jumping. Joker Arroyo and Chiara Amor completed the roster.

Incidentally, it was also in Indonesia where the country had last won a medal in the said event, which was also a silver.

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