Filipino surfer with a heart of gold wins a gold medal


MANILA – Filipino surfer Roger Casugay who netizens described as someone with a “heart of gold” after saving a competitor, has won a gold medal. 

Casugay snatched the gold medal in the longboard open event against fellow Filipino surfer Rogelio Esquivel on Sunday, December 8 at Kahuna beach in San Juan, La Union.

The Pinoy surfer declared victorious with a final score of 14.50, while Esquivel who came at a close second got 14.20.

Prior to his performance of topping the event and winning a gold medal in the 30th SEA Games, the 25-year-old Casugay went viral on social media for saving his friend and foe Arit Nurhidayat of Indonesia in the middle of the 3rd round of the surfing men’s longboard competition.

Instead of going for the gold, Pinoy surfer rescues Indonesian competitor

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