SEA Games: PH swimmers still searching for next gold; add 2 silvers, bronze

Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 09 2019 12:14 AM

SEA Games: PH swimmers still searching for next gold; add 2 silvers, bronze 1
Chloe Isleta, Remedy Rule, Desirae Mangaoang and Jasmine Alkhaldi celebrate their silver medal finish in the women's 4x100 medley at the New Clark Aquatics Center Sunday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

NEW CLARK CITY -- The Philippines is still looking for another gold medal in the swimming competitions as they settled for two bridesmaid finishes and a bronze chip in the penultimate day of pool events at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games at the New Clark Aquatics Center Sunday. 

The lone gold medalist of the Philippine swimming team, James Deiparine, fell short in duplicating his day 1 feat as he took home silver in the men's 50 meter breaststroke.

The 26-year-old Deiparine clocked 28.32 behind the new SEA Games record set by Chien Yin Lionel Khoo of Singapore (28.15). 

The women's relay team ended the night with their own silver medal as the group composed of Chloe Isleta, Desirae Mangaoang, Remedy Rule, and Jasmine Alkhaldi tallied for 4:11.10 mark in 4x100 medley relay. 

Powerhouse Singapore ran away with the gold medal, setting a new record as well at 4:07.05. Thailand secured the bronze medal (4:14.45). 

Alkhaldi also booked yet another bronze in her collection as she ended third in the women's 50 meter freestyle (25.48) behind Singaporean Xiang Qi Amanda Lim (25.06) and Thailand's Ard Jenjira Srisa (25.32). 

After the five days, the Philippines has amassed a total of 13 podium finishes--a gold, six silvers and six bronzes.

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