Army athlete wins silver medal in 31st SEA Games rowing event


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An Army athlete bagged the silver medal in one of the rowing events of 31st edition of the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 11, 2022, contributing to the Team Philippines’ medal haul in the biennial regional sporting meet.

Pvt. Chris Nievarez and his teammate Mr. CJ Jasmin clinched the silver medal in the men’s lightweight double sculls (rowing) event.

A total of 21 Army athletes are part of the Team Philippines that is competing in the 31st SEAG. Army athletes are participating in sporting events which include athletics, badminton, basketball, kurash, rowing, sepak takraw, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, and chess. It can be recalled that Team Philippines dominated the 30th edition of SEAG in 2019 after bagging 387 medals, including 149 golds.

“Your extraordinary perseverance and dedication have brought glory not just to the Philippine Army but to our country as well. My heartfelt congratulations and enjoy the success you have worked so hard to achieve,” Special Service Center Director Col. John Oliver F. Gabun said. — PA


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