Philippines’ Kevin Pascua carved his name in the annals of sports history on Wednesday.
With a strong desire to bring another glorious moment to the country’s stellar 30th Southeast Asian Games campaign, Pascua set the obstacle course race ablaze and copped gold at the Filinvest City in Alabang.
The Filipino speedster showcased his strength and agility, maneuvering through the course and clocking in at 29.92 seconds. He outran eventual silver medalist Modh Redha Rozlan of Malaysia, who finished with a time of 34.01 seconds.
Pascua’s time turns out to be a world-record-setting performance, as confirmed by World OCR — Federation Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles, the world governing body of obstacle course racing — on its Facebook page.
Pascua’s fellow Philippine delegate Mark Julius Rodelas landed on the podium with a time of 32.94 seconds in the bronze medal match. He bested Malaysia’s Yoong Wei Theng’s time of 38.58 seconds.