The Philippines kicked off the 2019 SEA Games on a high note as men's triathlete John Chicano secured the first gold of the biennial meet at the Subic Bay on Sunday.
The 28-year-old, who won silver in the 2017 edition in Kuala Lumpur, crossed the line with a reported time of 1:53:26.
His compatriot Andrew Remolino came second to make it a one-two finish for the host nation.
Malaysians Aldrian Yeo and Lee Jun finished outside the podium as Indonesia's Firman Ahlul took the bronze medal.
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