Swimming in eight (8) individual events and one (1) relay event, Team Philippines delivered one national record in an individual event and another national record in a relay event at the 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Team Philippines is composed of Jasmine Akhaldi, Nicole Justine Marie Oliva, James Christian Deiparine and Jessie Khing Lacuna.
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RECORDS
James Christian Deiparine is the lone swimmer who clocked a seniors national record breaking performance in an individual event in Budapest, resetting his Men’s 50m Breaststroke national record of 28.22 to 28.13
The quartet of Oliva, Deiparine, Lacuna and Alkhaldi also set a new Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay national record of 4:03.11, erasing the previous record of 4:18.43 held by Christian Sy, Raissa Regatta Gavino, Jeremy Bryan Lim and Naomi Marie Locala, set at the 39th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships in Vietnam in December 2015.
Of the four swimmers, James Christian Deiparine is the lone swimmer who delivered an above 800 FINA Points in an individual event, clocking 28.13 seconds in the 50m Breast which is equivalent to 828 FINA Points.
So far, Deiparine’s 828 FP is the highest points this Season 2017.
Jasmine Alkhaldi and Nicole Oliva, each secured an above 750 FINA Point swim; while Lacuna hit an above 700 FINA Point swim.
Here’s the FINA Points rankings of our swimmers in Budapest.
– 828 FINA Points : James Christian Deiparine ( 50m Breast | 00:28.13 )
– 774 FINA Points : Jasmine Alkhaldi ( 100m Free | 00:56.70 )
– 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 )
– 701 FINA Points : Jessie Khing Lacuna ( 200m IM | 02:08.31 )
BUDAPEST PERFORMANCE vs SEA GAMES 2015 RESULTS
James Deiparine’s 50m Breast time of 28.13 has breached the SEA Games 2015 gold medal time of 28.27, while Nicole Oliva’s 400m Free time of 4:19.23 has breached the SEA Games 2015 bronze medal time of 4:20.20
Jasmine Alkhaldi narrowly missed her bronze medal times in the 100m Free and 100m Fly events; while Jessie Lacuna is still a bit far from the form he displayed in Singapore last 2015 SEA Games.
Barely a month to go before the SEA Games 2017 starts, Team Philippines is banking on James Deiparine and Jasmine Alkhaldi to deliver that elusive gold which we last won in 2011 SEA Games.
CLICK HERE for the Full Results of the 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Team Philippines in Budapest was mentored by coach Archie Lim.
Photo Credit : Grabbed from Jessie Lacuna’s FB