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

Athletes in the 2019 SEA Games know that training so hard with sweat and blood is essential to win medals. But if someone is in trouble even if it’s one of your competitors, being kind is just as important.

Pinoy surfer Roger Casugay dropped the idea of getting a gold just so to save a fellow surfer.

Jefferson Ganuelas narrated how Casugay, who was in the surfing gold medal match on Friday at the Monalisa Pt., San Juan, La Union, decided to help an Indonesian surfer that had the leash broken.

Ganuelas’ post was shared by the 2019 SEA Games Facebook page saying: “In the midst of the men’s longboard open competition for surfing, Indonesia’s Arip Nurhidayat broke his leash and was swept away by the waves.”

“The Philippines’ Roger Casugay came to the rescue, setting aside the ongoing battle for the gold,” the post further stated.

In the photos, the Pinoy surfer was seen rescuing his competitor despite the race for gold.

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