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The 16th Southeast Asian Games were held in Manilamarker, the Philippinesmarker from 24 November - 3 December 1991. This was the second time that the country hosted the biennial regional sporting event. It was officially opened by President Corazon Aquino at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila through a colorful opening ceremony. It was the only SEA Games where the overall championship was heavily contested. The deciding medal came from the last sporting event - women's marathon where Indonesiamarker got the gold medal. The host country was disappointed when they were two gold medals short of getting the over-all championship.


Labuyo, a colourful mountain-dwelling fighting cock, was the official mascot of the XVI SEA Games.

Medal count

1 92 86 67 245
2 (Host nation) 90 62 86 238
3 72 80 69 221
4 36 38 66 140
5 18 32 45 95
6 12 16 29 57
7 7 12 10 29
8 0 0 8 8
9 0 0 0 0
RMSC Score Board during XVI SEA Games

Reduction of Gold Medal

The Philippines should have tallied a total of 91 gold medals but one of the gold medals from boxing was proclaimed unofficial. The said gold medal should have been fought by our Filipino boxer against a Thai boxer but the Thai boxer was found positive in the doping tests. The gold medal was, at first, given to Philippines but after a few days, the SEAG Organizing Committee declared that there will be no gold and silver medalists for the said event in boxing because there was no battle fought. They had forgiven the Thai boxer.



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