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PHL swimming campaign ends with bronzes



Photo from Philippine Athletes at Multi-Sport Event

Capas City – The Philippines closed out the swimming competitions in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games on Monday night with two bronze medals – capping the six-day tournament with a gold, six silver medals and nine bronzes at the New Clark City Aquatics Center.

Luke Michael Gebbie prevented a shutout for the Philippines as he bagged the bronze medal in the men’s 50m freestyle event with a time of 22.62 as the Singaporean duo of Jonathan Eu Jin Tan and Tzen Wei Teong capped a 1-2 finish with 22.25 and 22.40, respectively.

Olympian Jasmine Alkhaldi, meantime, notched her seventh bronze medal in the women’s 100m butterfly event, clocking 1:00.39 behind Ting Wen Quah and Jing Wen Quah from Singapore with a time of 59.62 and 59.73, for the gold and silver medals.

Remedy Alexis Rule, meantime, placed fourth in the same event.

The 26-year-old Alkhaldi earlier snagged two silver medals in the 4x100m women freestyle and medley relays.

In the men’s 200m butterfly event, Jean Pierre Khouzam and Olympian Jessie Khing Lacuna settled for fourth and fifth places, respectively, while Nicole Justine Mari Oliva and Rosalee Mira Santa Ana finished sixth and seventh in the women’s 800m freestyle competition.

Meanwhile, the men’s relay team – composed of Jerard Dominic Jacinto, gold medal winner James Deiparine, Jarod Jason Hatch and Gebbie — did not finish the 4x100m medley relay as they were disqualified in the event.