Twenty-four year-old James Christian Deiparine resets the Philippine national swimming record on day three of the 17th FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday afternoon.
In a pool of 81 elite swimmers from around the world, Deiparine propelled his way to a 36th place finish in the Men’s 50m Breaststroke event, clocking a new national record time of 28.13 seconds.
He has reset his previous record of 28.22 which he clocked at the Scottish National Swimming Championships in Scotland, June of last year.
His new national record is his career’s new best time, and is the fastest time in the 50m Breast event among all Southeast Asian swimmers leading to the August SEA Games, thus making him the heavy favorite to win the SEA Games gold in the said event.
On day one of the World Championships, Deiparine clocked his 2017 season’s best time of 1:03.22. in the 100m Breast event, 1.22 minutes slower that his best time and current national record of 1:02.00
Meanwhile, Nicole Justine Marie Oliva placed 36th among 52 swimmers in the Women’s 200m Freestyle event with a time of 2:05.55 on day three of the Budapest Worlds.
On day one of action, Oliva, who is donning the Philippine colors for the first time, also finished 24th among 36 swimmers in the Women’s 400m Freestyle event after clocking 4:19.23
Also on day one of the championships, Olympian Jasmine Alkhaldi registered 1:01.80 in the 100m Fly to rank 35th among 46 swimmers, while Olympian Jessie Khing Lacuna took the 47th spot among 52 swimmers in the Men’s 400m Freestyle event with a time of 4:05.39
Here’s the summary of Team Philippines’ results from Day 1 to 3 of action in Budapest World Swimming Championships:
– 828 FINA Points : James Christian Deiparine ( 50m Breast | 00:28.13 )
– 758 FINA Points : Nicole Justine Marie Oliva ( 400m Free | 04:19.23 )
– 737 FINA Points : James Christian Deiparine ( 100m Breast | 01:03.22 )
– 729 FINA Points : Nicole Justine Marie Oliva ( 200m Free | 02:05.55 )
– 729 FINA Points : Jasmine Alkhaldi ( 100m Fly | 01:01.80 )
– 721 FINA Points : Jessie Khing Lacuna ( 400m Free | 04:05.39 )
Lacuna is set to swim his 200m IM event on Wednesday afternoon, while Alkhaldi is seeing action in the Women’s 100m Freestyle event this Thursday.
All four will also be seeing action in the 4x100m Mixed Medley event this Wednesday.
Team Philippines in Budapest World Swimming Championships is being mentored by PH National coach, Archie Lim.
CLIC HERE for Team Philippines’ Full Results at the 17th FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary from July 23 to 30, 2016