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Melvin Calano nails gold in SEAG javelin throw

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CAPAS, TARLAC — Paracle, Camarines Norte-native Melvin Calano nailed gold in the javelin throw of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Monday at the NCC Athletics Center. 

The 28-year-old threw a distance of 72.86-meters during his fourth attempt, winning the national track and field team’s eighth gold in the biennial meet.

The 175-cm tall thrower previously finished third during the 2017 edition of the tournament with a throw of 65.95m. This year, he tallied distances of 69.56, 70.22, 71.49, 72.86, 65.26, and 71.25 in his six tries, in that order.

It was still far from the games record of 76.30m of Thailand’s Peerachet Jantra back in 2013.

Indonesia’s Abd Habiz finished second with a 71m. Vietnam’s Hoai Van Nguyen (70.88) completed the podium.

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