Roxanne Yu delivers first SEA Games medal


Youth Olympian Roxanne Ashley Yu delivered Philippine Swimming’s first medal at the 29th Southeast Asian Games, snatching the bronze of the Women’s 200m Backstroke event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tuesday evening.

Yu, the defending bronze medalist, repeated her feat two years ago after clocking a bronze medal time of 2:19.98

Vietnam’s Thi Anh Vien Nguyen successfully defended her gold medal feat, this time clocking a new SEA Games record of 2:13.64 en route to a first place finish.

Yessy Venesia Yosaputra of Indonesia clinched the silver.

All three were the same gold-silver-bronze winners of the 2015 SEA Games.

Twenty-year-old Yu is the lone medalist after day two of action in Kuala Lumpur.

Jessie Khing Lacuna finished 6th in both 400m Free and 200m Fly events with times of 4:00.82 and 2:01.73 respectively, so as Nicole Justine Marie Oliva in the Women’s 400m Free event with 4:22.35 clocking.

The quartet of Jasmine Alkhaldi, Oliva, Maria Aresa Lipat and Nicole Meah Pamintuan placed 4th in the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle relay with time of 3:54.21

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