Team Philippines ends AUG 2016 campaign with three more silvers


Team Philippines ended it’s 18th ASEAN University Games campaign Singapore today with three more silver medals, two of which were courtesy of Hannah Dato and the the other one was won by the women’s quartet of Dato, Ariana Herranz, Joy Rodgers and Winona Nadine Tee Ten.

Dato delivered the first silver medal of the day, placing 2nd in the Women’s 100m Butterfly event with a time of 1:02.42

Gold went to Thailand’s Patarawadee Kittiya with a new championship record time of 1:01.50, erasing Dato’s previous championship record of 1:01.75. Supasuta Sounthornchote, also from Thailand, took the bronze with 1:02.66

Few minutes after finishing 2nd in the 100m Fly event, Dato again took the plunge in the Womens’ 200m IM finals where she clinched her second silver medal of the day with a time of 2:22.32; with compatriot Ariana Herranz finishing 6th with 2:34.87.

The women’s quartet of Dato, Herranz, Rodgers and Tee Ten saw action in the last event of the championship, the Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay where they initially finished in third place with 4:30.50 clocking.

Thailand, who topped the women’s medley relay finals, was eventually disqualified, promoting team Philippines to silver medal finish.

Dato managed to placed 4th in her last individual event of the championships, the Women’s 50m Freestyle finals, clocking 26.74; while compatriot Tee Ten finished 8th with 28.73

Tee Ten also placed 6th in the Women’s 200m Freestyle event, and Axel Toni Steven Ngui in 7th place in the men’s event with 1:57.48 clocking.

Axel finished 5th in the Men’s 50m Freestyle finals with 24.50

Alberto Batungbacal and Arian Neil Puyo finished 4th and 5th in the Men’s 200m IM event with times of 2:13.84 and 2:22.05, respectively.

Team Philippines’ ended it’s AUG 2016 campaign with 4 silver and 4 bronze, placing 5th in the medal tally.

Indonesia has overtaken Thailand in the medal tally, taking the top spot with 13 gold, 16 silver and 9 bronze medals.

The disqualification of the Thailand’s women’s quartet in the medley relay has relegated them to 2nd position with 12 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze.

Singapore has also overtaken Malaysia in third place, with 7 gold and 2 bronze, while Malaysia in 4th place with 5 gold, 6 silver and 11 bronze medals.

Team Philippines in the 18th ASEAN University Games in Singapore is being represented by the UAAP standouts, and spearheaded by the Ateneo de Manila University team, the UAAP Season 78 champion in both men’s and women’s division.

Mentoring the team are Ateneo coaches Archie Lim and Candice Esguerra-Federiso.

The 19th edition of the ASEAN University Games will be in year 2018, with Philippines most likely hosting the said event.

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