High School Tankers amass four gold medals on day two of ASG 2017


The Philippine Swimming High School tankers continued their winning forms, amassing a total of four gold medals on day two action of the 9th ASEAN Schools Games in Singapore Sports School, Singapore, Sunday afternoon.

Swim superstar Maurice Sacho Ilustre pulled-off a back-to-back gold medal win as he reigned supreme in both Boys 100m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle events.

Ilustre set a new Boys 16-18 Junior Philippine National Record of 55.97 en route to winning the gold medal of the Boys 100m Butterfly event, erasing Jessie Lacuna’s 7-year-old record of 56.18

He also clocked a new best time of 1:53.21 as he took the gold of the Boys 200m Freestyle event.

Not to be outshined, Philippine’s swim sensation Bhay Maitland Newberry collected her second gold medal in the games, after topping the Girls 100m Backstroke finals with a time of 1:05.42

In the morning prelims, Newberry clocked 1:05.38 in the same event, erasing her previous Girls 14-15 Junior Philippine National record of 1:06.24

Meanwhile, Jerard Dominic Jacinto chipped-in another gold medal for Team Philippines, tying with Indonesia’s Setyawan Daniel for the top spot of the Boys 100m Backstroke finals with time of 59.60

SEA Games bound Nicole Meah Pamintuan triumphed in the Girls 200m Freestyle event where she clocked a new best time of 2:08.09 to take the bronze medal.

Amid placing 4th in the Girls 100m Butterfly event, Camille Lauren Buico delivered a Junior Philippine Swimming record breaking performance, erasing Regina Maria Paz Castrillo’s Girls 14-15 record of 1:04.41 with her new record of 1:03.97

After day two of action, Team Philippines has so far won six gold, one silver and 2 bronze medals; with Sacho Ilustre winning 3 of the golds and 1 silver.

The Team has also set a total of four Junior Philippine National Swimming Records, two of which were set by Newberry.

Here’s the complete results of Team Philippines on day two of action in Singapore :

Girls 400m Individual Medley Finals
– 6th : 05:23.59 – Zoe Marie Hilario
– 8th : 05:32.18 – Robin Luise Tolentino

Boys 400m Individual Medley Finals
– 7th : 04:47.01 – Ianiko Limfilipino
– 11th : 05:01.06 – Jose Marie Sebastian Arcilla

Girls 100m Butterfly Finals
– 4th : 01:03.97 – Camille Lauren Buico (New Jr. PH Record)
– 11th : 01:09.50 – Allen Joy Santos

Boys 100m Butterfly Finals
– Gold : 00:55.97 – Maurice Sacho Ilustre (New Jr. PH Record)
– 7th : 00:57.36 – Andrae Miguel Pogiongko

Girls 200m Freestyle Finals
– Bronze : 02:08.09 – Nicole Meah Pamintuan
– 11th : 02:17.96 – Zoe Marie Hilario

Boys 200m Freestyle Finals
– Gold : 01:53.21 – Maurice Sacho Ilustre
– 9th : 02:00.84 – Keane Cedric Ting

Girls 100m Breaststroke Finals
– 5th : 01:18.42 – Bela Louise Magtibay
– 10th : 01:23.73 – Allen Joy Santos

Boys 100m Breaststroke Finals
– 8th : 01:08.72 / 01:09.59 – Frtiz June Rodriguez
– 10th : 01:09.03 – Drew Benett Magbag

Girls 100m Backstroke Finals
– Gold : 01:05.38 – Bhay Maitland Newberry (New Jr. PH Record)
– 5th : 01:08.68 – Zoe Marie Hilario

Boys 100m Backstroke Finals
– Gold : 00:59.60 – Jerard Dominic Jacinto
– 7th : 01:01.03 – Christian Paul Anor

Team Philippines is being mentored by coaches Gavino Roxas and Gary Domingo.

CLICK HERE for the Full Results of the 9th ASEAN Schools Games in Singapore.

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