History of Triathlon and Duathlon at the Southeast Asian Games
On December 1, 2019, the triathlon competition for the 30th Southeast Asian Games will be held in Subic Bay, and it will be the 5th time the sport is included in the biennial event.
The next day, December 2, the sport of duathlon comes back after a long period of non-inclusion in the SEA Games. It was last held in 2007 at the Pattaya, Thailand games.
We take a look back at the short history of Triathlon and Duathlon in the Southeast Asian Games.
Triathlon and Duathlon History
The 2005 Southeast Asian Games was held in the Philippines at different venues. The Triathlon competition was held at Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippines.
Gold Cheng Jing Hean (Singapore) 0:18:33 1:02:02 0:38:04 1:58:41.14
Silver Loh Yeong Shang (Malaysia) 0:20:33 1:04:47 0:36:51 2:02:12.63
Bronze Arland Macasieb (Philippines) 0:20:43 1:04:26 0:39:20 2:04:30.40
Gold Kimberley Yap Fui Li (Malaysia) 0:19:04 1:10:36 0:44:58.69 2:14:39
Silver Alessandra Araullo (Philippines) 0:22:40 1:09:35 0:43:43.88 2:15:59
Bronze Ng Xinyi Alisa (Singapore) 0:22:44.49 1:15:34 0:43:38.98 2:21:57
Triathlon and duathlon at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games was held at the Pattaya, Chon Buri, Thailand
Gold Ryan Mendoza (Philippines)
Silver Amnat Srichat (Thailand)
Bronze August Benedicto (Philippines)
Gold Saifon Piawong (Thailand)
Silver Sontiya Saiwaeo (Thailand)
Bronze Analiza Dysangco (Philippines)
Gold Mok Ying Ren (Singapore)
Silver George Vilog (Philippines)
Bronze Arland Macasieb (Philippines
Gold Kimberley Yap Fui Li (Malaysia)
Silver Alessandra Araullo (Philippines)
Bronze Maria Melizza Gayle Lucas (Philippines)
Triathlon competition was held at Singapore.
Gold Nikko Huelgas (Philippines) 02:04:32
Silver Rikigoro Shinozuka (Malaysia) 02:05:35
Bronze Chuan Rong Loo (Singapore) 02:07:01
Gold Ma. Claire Adorna (Philippines) 02:13:08
Silver Kim Mangrobang (Philippines) 02:14:26
Bronze Sanruthai Arunsiri (Thailand) 02:22:08
Triathlon competition was held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Gold Nikko Huelgas (Philippines) 01:59:30
Silver John Chicano (Philipines) 02:01:27
Bronze Clement Chow (Singapore) 02:03:24
Gold Kim Mangrobang (Philippines) 02:11:14
Silver Ma. Claire Adorna (Philippines) 02:18:58
Bronze Irene Chong (Malaysia) 02:25:54
The Philippines is the powerhouse in multisport events (Triathlon and Duathlon) at the Southeast Asian Games, bagging 5 of the possible 10 Gold medals. It has also won the most number of medals, winning 16 out of possible 30. It is worth noting that only 4 countries has won medals in the Triathlon and Duathlon events. As the sport of triathlon maintains its growth in the countries of Indonesia and Vietnam, expect these countries to come into play for podium spots in the next SEA games.
On individual performances, the only 2-time Gold Medalists in Triathlon are Nikko Huelgas (2015 and 2017) of the Philippines and Kimberley Yap Fui Li (2005 and 2007) of Malaysia.
In our next feature, we take a look at the preview of the 2019 SEA games.
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