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Magno falters in speed skating race

By Dugout Philippines

KUALA LUMPUR–Skater Kathryn Magno tried to deliver her best parting shot, but her effort was still not enough.

Magno wrapped up the country’s participation with a fourth-place finish in the women’s 1000-meter speed skating event Wednesday at the Empire City Ice Arena here.

The 23-year-old San Jose, California native, who failed to qualify in the women’s 500-meter race last Tuesday, was eased out of a podium finish after placing fourth with a clocking one minute and 51.89 seconds.

Filipino winter sports campaigners will go home with one gold, silver and bronze in the events that were making their SEA Games debut.

The Philippine men’s ice hockey team was the toast of the contingent, completing a four-game sweep of its tournament to clinch a historic gold and will likely defend it crown when the Philippine hosts the 30th edition of the SEA Games two years from now.

Sochi Winter Games Olympian Michael Martinez secured the silver medal in men’s individual figure skating while Alyson Kirstie Perticheto took the bronze on the distaff side.

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