James Deiparine wins silver in Kuala Lumpur SEA Games


James Christian Deiparine won the silver medal of the Men’s 100m Breaststroke event at the 29th Southeast Asian Games, Friday night, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Twenty four year-old Deiparine clocked 1:02.11 to finish second behind Indonesia’s Nathaniel Gagarin who took the gold in a new SEA Games record fashion with a time of 1:01.76

Thailand’s Radomyos Matjur went home with the bronze (1:02.24)

Meanwhile, Olympian Jessie Khing Lacuna managed to finish 4th in the Men’s 200m and 400m IM with times of 2:04.63 and 4:27.06 respectively.

Nicole Justine Marie Oliva placed 6th in the Women’s 800m Freestyle (8:59.67), while Rosalee Mira Sanata Ana in 10th place with 9:15.99.

Oliva though, as well as Nicole Meah Pamintuan failed to make the finals of the Women’s 50m Backstroke event, landing in 10th and 11th place with 31.39 and 31.67 clockings.

Going to the last day of the swimming events today, Team Philippines has so far won one silver and four bronze medals; still one silver and eight bronze medals off from our medal output in 2015 SEA Games where our tankers went home with two silvers and eleven bronze.

So far, of the eight members of the Philippine Swimming Team at this year’s SEA Games, only two are about to go home without a medal. They are Lacuna and Maria Aresa Lipat.

Deiparine, Alkhaldi and Yu have already won their individual medals; while Oliva, Santa Ana and Pamintuan have their relay bronze to boot.

Still gunning for that elusive gold on the last day of swimming action are Alkhaldi in the 100m Fly, 200m Free and 50m Free events, Oliva in 200m Free event and Deiparine in 50m Breast.

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