Pinoy swimmers bag seven more golds in Arafura Games 2019

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Pinoy swimmers bagged seven more gold medals on day three of the 2019 Arafura Games in Darwin, Australia, Monday afternoon.

Third day gold medalists were Zoe Marie Hilario, Ivo Nikolai Enot, John Paul Elises, Ray Martin Yarra, John Martin Yarra, and Samuel John Alcos.

Hilario delivered a back to back gold medal performance yesterday, taking the gold medal of the Girls 200m Back and 200m IM events of 15-16 Division, with times of 2:30.63 and 2:28.76 respectively.

Day one gold medalist Enot clinched his second gold in games where he topped the 200m Back 13-14 Boys (2:21.42), while Elises also captured his second gold medal after reigning supreme in the 200m Fly 15-16 Boys (2:28.63).

Yarra brothers, contributed a gold medal each, both in the 200m Fly events.

Swimming in the 13-14 Boys division, Ray Martin finished 2:25.29 to win the gold, while John Martin took the gold in the 17 & Over division with 2:24.07.

Alcos outclassed all 17 & Over swimmers in the 50m Breast event, winning the gold with a time of 29.77

Delivering a silver medal performance were Joshua Rapahel del Rio, Matthieu Adrien Tao, Philip Adrian Sahagun, Kyle Pajarito, Krisha Joanna Apin, Lora Micah Amoguis, and the medley relay quartet of Enot, Alcos, La Torre and John Yarra.

Del Rio finished second to Elises in the 200m Fly 15-16 event (2:28.90), and later on clinched the silver in the 200m IM event (2:24.25) and bronze in the 1500m Free (17:29.86)

Tao brought home the silver in the 200m Back 13-14 Boys (2:24.69), Sahagun in the 200m Back 17 & Over (2:22.12), Pajarito in 200m Fly 17 & Over (2:38.20), Apin in 200m Back 15-16 (2:40.00), and Amoguis in 200m Back 13-14 (2:32.48).

The Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay quartet clocked 4:12.58 to take the silver.

Erika Lois Suelan on the other hand finished third in the 200m Back and 200m IM Girls 15-16 events, with bronze medal times of 2:43.31 and 2:41.48 respectively.

After day three of the games, our Philippine tankers have so far won 15 gold, 21 silver and 13 bronze medals.

The Philippine Swimming is expected to deliver more medals today; the last day of the swimming events in the 2019 Arafura Games.


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