- The Singapore and Philippines fencing team danced to the tune of “Manila”
- Philippine head coach Amatov Canlas led the dancing
- The netizens were impressed with the great act of camaraderie and sportsmanship
They may be opponents in the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), but the national fencing teams of Singapore and Philippines proved that camaraderie should always prevail.
The Philippines’ fencing team was off to a good start as the women’s epee bagged the gold medal while the men’s foil bagged the bronze medal. While the Singapore men’s foil bagged the gold, there was no reason to fret as the Philippine team continued to show off some good vibes.
In an act of sportsmanship and camaraderie, the Philippine fencing team encouraged their Singaporean opponents to dance along with them. With Philippine head coach Amatov Canlas, the athletes grooved to the popular Hotdog song, “Manila.”
The Filipino athletes wearing blue jackets showed the Singaporeans wearing red jackets how to dance to the song, which was the parade song of the Philippine team during the opening ceremony.
Netizens were impressed with the great act of camaraderie and sportsmanship. Netizen R. Lubina wrote, “Wow. That’s the spirit of sportsmanship.
“Congratulations to all participants (athletes, coaches, performers and everyone)… Manila Manila hinahanap kita Manila.” Another netizen said, “Singaporeans also enjoyed the dancing. it’s good to see both teams are enjoying.”
Another one said, “Nakakatuwa makitang nagkakaisa silang sumayaw. The true spirit of sports, masaya lang ini-enjoy lang nila. God bless, mga athletes. Ang saya saya nila nakakatuwa.”
Even the Singaporean page, Fencing Singapore, shared the video and captioned it with, “Myth Busted for those who say Fencer can’t dance, check out this video of our Men’s Foil Team & Coach Joseph in their epic dance moves, together with Team Philippines. #WeWinAsOne”
We win and dance as one!
You can watch the video from Team Pilipinas via YouTube channel: