Beram rules 400m to become 1st Filipino double gold medalist in SEAG

KUALA LUMPUR—Anthony Beram captured his second gold after ruling the men’s 400m run in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games athletics competitions Thursday night at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.

Seeing action for the first time in this prestigious continental tourney, the Filipino-American Berram clocked 46.39 seconds to beat his rivals en route to becoming the first Filipino to win two gold medals in the biennial conclave.

On Wednesday night, the good-looking Connecticut University standout announced his arrival in impressive fashion after ruling the 200-meter run by posting a national record of 20.84 seconds to win the gold over Jirapong Maneepra of Thailand (21.22 seconds) and Thevarr Gunenesaran of Malaysia (21.26 seconds).

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Meantime, Mervin Guarte added a bronze medal for the Philippines in the 1,500m race.