SEA Games: Alkhaldi continues to make splash with 5th medal this week

Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 07 2019 11:21 PM | Updated as of Dec 08 2019 12:29 AM

SEA Games: Alkhaldi continues to make splash with 5th medal this week 1
Apart from a bronze each in the 100 backstroke and 50 butterfly, Jasmine Alkhaldi was also part of the silver-winning women's 4 x 100 freestyle relay. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

NEW CLARK CITY—Two-time Olympic swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi harvested a silver and a pair of bronze medals on Saturday to add to her total in this week's Southeast Asian Games.

Overall, the Filipino swimmers finished with 2 silver and 2 bronze medals on the day. 

Alkhaldi joined the group of Nicole Oliva, Remedy Rule and Xiandi Chua to take the second place in the women's 4 x 100 freestyle relay. 

The hosts timed 3 minutes and 47.05 seconds behind eventual champion Singapore, which set a SEA Games record of 3:40.92. 

Alkhaldi earlier snagged a bronze in the women's 100 backstroke, touching the wall in 1 minutes, 4.08 seconds. Vietnam's Thi Anh Vien Nguyen ruled the event (1:02.97), while another Filipina Chloe Isleta took silver (1:03.85). 

Alkhaldi also placed third in the women's 50 butterfly (27.09 seconds) behind Ting Wen Quah of Singapore (26.50) and Thailand's Ard Jenjira Srisa (26.24).

Meanwhile, Jerard Jacinto and Jonathan Cook narrowly missed the podium again after finishing fourth in their respective events. 

Jacinto had a time of 26.21 seconds in the men's 50 backstroke while Jaden Olson finished fifth. 

Cook missed the bronze in the men's 200 breaststroke.

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