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    Timor Leste finally gets medal at 30th SEA Games

    MANILA, Philippines – Prayers and cheers of Filipinos for Timor Leste to win a medal at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games yield positive as the country will not go home empty-handed.

    Delegates from Timor Leste during the Opening Ceremony of the 30th SEA Games.
    Delegates from Timor Leste during the Opening Ceremony of the 30th SEA Games.

    Timor Leste finally scored at least bronze medal. Boxer Jose Barreto Quintas da Silva lost to Thailand's Ammarit Yaodam in the semis of the men's boxing - flyweight 52kg category on Sunday, December 8.


    Another athlete is also assured of bronze medal in the women’s Under-57 kg category. De Araujo Dos Reis Amorin Imbrolia of Timor Leste defeated Kaung Nan Thou Narry of Myanmar , 34-32, to get into the medal round.

    SEE ALSO: Philippines' men's volleyball team advances to SEA Games gold medal round

    Timor Leste is at the bottom of the overall medal tally in the 11-nation tournament.


    Philippines is poised to win as overall champion of the biennial sporting meet.

    READ: Philippines is SEA Games 2019 overall champion

    — The Summit Express

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