MASSIVE UPSET: Gilas Pilipinas’ gold medal streak ends after losing to Indonesia

The Philippines’ long reign in the 31st Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball tournament ends as Gilas falls to Indonesia, 85-81 in Hanoi on Sunday, May 22.

Indonesia finished the round-robin tournament with a perfect 6-0 as the Philippines fell to 5-1. This is the first time the Filipino team are settling for a silver medal since 1989.

Throughout the 21 basketball competitions in the SEA Games, the Philippines only failed to win the gold three times:  1979, 1989 – Malaysia and 2022 against Indonesia.

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This is the first gold for Indonesia’s men’s basketball team in the SEA Games.

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Screenshot of live stream of SEA Games 2022

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Justin Aguilar

Justin is a former TV News Reporter for ABS-CBN News in the Philippines where she covered news stories at Northern Luzon for their nationwide audience. Her news reports were featured in their TV and radio programs such as ANC, TV Patrol World, Umagang Kay Ganda, Bandila and DZMM Teleradyo. She moved to Dubai three years ago and served as an online host, Brand and Marketing Manager and Communications Executive before finding her way back to her passion which is writing stories that matters. She enjoys capturing people’s hearts by highlighting the excellence of Filipinos in her stories and bringing the latest updates to both OFWs and global readers of The Filipino Times. Want to share your story? Reach Justin on Facebook: or send your story at: [email protected]

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