The 30th Southeast Asian Games’ closing ceremonies were held on December 11, 2019, with the host country Philippines clinching the overall championship.
The Philippines garnered a total of 383 medals – 149 golds, 116 silvers, and 118 bronzes, surpassing the 112 gold, 85 silver and 92 bronze medals it won in the 2005 Manila meet.
“This is a result of all the sacrifice and hard work of everyone who pushed for chances at victory,” Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez said in a statement. said.
“This victory is very sweet given the many difficulties we had to face. This win proves that we can achieve a lot when we come together united as one team,” Ramirez said.