SEA Games 2023: PH wins 3rd straight gold in obstacle race

Obstacle women's relay SEA Games

Sandi Abahan, Mecca Cortizano, Tess Nocyao and Milky Tejares rules the obstacle women’s relay at the 32nd SEA Games. June Navarro/INQUIRER

PHNOM PENH—The Philippine women’s obstacle relay team won the gold medal by the skin of its teeth after beating Indonesia in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games.

Mecca Cortizano touched the pole at the end ahead of the Indonesia finisher as they squad clocked 33.73 seconds for the country’s third straight gold in the sport.

Indonesia, leading throughout the race prior to the final 20 meters of the course, timed 33.73 seconds.

The PH obstacle race squad also topped the men’s and women’s individual 100m races the other day.