Maurice Sacho Ilustre topped the Boys 200m Butterfly event as Team Philippines ended their campaign with one gold, one silver and one bronze on the last day of the 9th ASEAN Schools Games in Singapore, Wednesday afternoon.
Ilustre, the top youth swimmer in the country, clocked 2:03.67 minutes to rule the Boys’ 200m Butterlfy, edging local ace Rhys Jun Kai Ng (2:05.58) and Indonesia’s Zelmi Aryalingga Azel (2:06.01).
His victory is his fourth gold medal in the games, and seventh gold medal for the team.
Bhay Maitland Newberry, on the other hand, took the silver in the 50m Backstroke event with a new Philippine Junior National Record time of 30.95.
Newberry first erased the 31.28 record of Samantha Therese Coronel in the Girls 14-15 Age-Group in the morning prelims where she clocked 31.21. She later reset it in the evening finals en route to winning the silver medal of the 50m Backstroke event.
Meanwhile, the quartet of Newberry, Bela Louise Magtibay, Camille Lauren Buico and Nicole Meah Pamintuan snatched a bronze in the Girls 4x100m Medley Relay event with a time of 4:26.24; just few minutes behind Team Indonesia who took the gold with 4:22.51, and Singapore with silver medal time of 4:24.78
At the end of the swim events in the 9th ASEAN Schools Games, Team Philippines finished third in the medal tally with 7 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals.
Indonesia dominated this year’s edition of the game with a whooping 20 gold medals, and 9 silver and 9 bronze.
Singapore overtook Philippines, and takes the second spot in the medal tally with 7-10-7 tally.
Malaysia in 4th spot with 2-2-7, followed by Vietnam with 2-3-1 and then Thailand in 6th spot with 1-10-10
Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar went home without a single medal; while Brunei and Timor Leste did not send a representative in the swimming events.
This year’s edition of the games is the first time that Team Philippines won a gold medal.
We failed to bag a single medal in its 1st to 6th edition of the games; then made an appearance in the medal table at its 7th edition in Brunei where the country finished 5th with 2 silver and 4 bronze medals.
The country did not send any delegation last year, at it’s 8th edition. And this year, Philippines finally made history by winning not just one, but seven gold medals.
Here’s the complete results on the last day of the 9th ASEAN Schools Games :
Girls 50m Backstroke Prelims / Finals
– Silver : 00:30.95 – Bhay Maitland Newberry (Jr. PH National Record)
– 6th : 00:31.76 / 00:31.61 – Nicole Meah Pamintuan
Boys 50m Backstroke Prelims / Finals
– 4th : 00:28.17 – Jerard Dominic Jacinto
– 9th : 00:29.34 – Jose Mari Sebastian Arcilla
Girls 200m Butterfly Prelims / Finals
– 7th : 02:25.08 – Althea Michel Baluyut
– 10th : 02:33.54 – Kelsey Claire Jaudian
Boys 200m Butterfly Prelims / Finals
– Gold : 02:03.67 – Maurice Sacho Ilustre
– 8th : 02:12.24 – Andrae Miguel Pogiongko
Girls 50m Freestyle Prelims / Finals
– 6th : 00:27.86 – Bhay Maitland Newberry
– 8th : 00:28.11 / 00:27.96 – Bhay Maitland Newberry
Boys 50m Freestyle Prelims / Finals
– 9th : 00:25.70 – Jerard Dominic Jacinto
– 11th : 00:26.08 – Keane Cedric Ting
Boys 1500m Freestyle Prelims / Finals
– 12th : 18:18.98 – Ianiko Grieco Limfilipino
– NS – Christian Paul Anor
Girls 4x100m Medley Relay
– Bronze : 04:26.24 – Newberry, Magtibay, Buico & Pamintuan
Boys 4x100m Medley Relay
– 5th : 04:02.45 – Jacinto, Magbag, Pogiongko & Ilustre
Team Philippines was mentored by coaches Gavino Roxas.
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