Carlos Yulo does a full split as part of his creative floor exercise which bagged him the gold. (Photo by Jojo Mangahis)

Despite the bad weather caused by typhoon Tisoy, the Philippine contingent continued to harvest gold medals in yesterday’s Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

The heavy rains and strong winds did not put off the fire in the cauldron as gold medals poured in from the wushu, arnis and gymnastics sports events. 

At the World Trade Center in Manila, the wushu team led by Agatha Wong raked in an impressive seven gold medals.

Wong topped the women’s wushu taijijan competition to earn her second gold medal.

Wushu sanda fighters Divine Wally, Jessie Aligaga, Francisco Solis, Arnel Manda and Clemente Tabugara Jr. also topped their individual events.

Arnis also bagged two more golds bringing the sports’ total haul to 14 thus far.

The diminutive 19-year old Carlos Yulo also snatched his second gold in the creative floor exercise routine but settled for silver in both pommel horse and still ring to end his goal of reaping seven gold medals.

Malaysia and Vietnam hampered Yulo’s goal to top the pommel horse and still rings events, respectively. 

The host country remains on the lead by the end of Day 3 as it has so far won 54 gold, 34 silver and 18 bronze. (Jojo Mangahis)