Four elite tankers will represent Philippines at the 17th FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary starting tomorrow, July 23, until July 30, 2017.
They are Jasmine Alkhaldi, Jessie Khing Lacuna, James Christian Deiparine and Nicole Justine Marie Oliva.
All four will be seeing action on the opening day tomorrow.
Taking the first plunge for Team Philippines is two time Olympian Jasmine Alkhaldi in the Women’s 100m Butterfly event.
She will be followed by Lacuna and Oliva who are swimming in the 400m Freestyle event, then Deiparine in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke event.
Oliva and Deiparine will be back in action on Tuesday, swimming in the 200m Free and 50m Breast events respectively, while Lacuna will swim his second event (200m IM) on Wednesday.
Alkhaldi’s second event is set on Thursday, the 100m Free event.
Participating swimmers are allowed to swim only in the events where they have achieved either a QTA or QTB; while swimmers who did not hit the QTB are allowed to swim in only two events.
Of the four swimmers in the team, Lacuna is the lone swimmer who made it to Budapest via token slot.
The other three swimmers have hit the QTB of their respective events, thus gaining their outright spot in the Philippine team.
CLIC HERE for Team Philippines’ Full Results at the 17th FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary from July 23 to 30, 2016